Report: US representatives say Iranian role in Afghanistan is limited

The United States believes that Iran has supplied Afghan insurgents with weapons, Reuters reported on Thursday. Also Thursday, Al Jazeera quoted US representatives as saying that the Iranian role in Afghanistan would remain a limited threat, and that there was conflicting information on the matter. According to the report, representatives to US President Barack Obama played down the Iranian role in supporting Afghan rebels and stated that there was not a substantial threat. US Envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke commented that the United States has had no direct communication with the Iranians on the matter, but that the Iranians have a role to play in the resolution of the Afghan issue, according to both reports.