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U.S. Military: Iran supporting Iraq militias

March 4, 2008
By ANNE FLAHERTY and ROBERT BURNS, Associated Press 

WASHINGTON – Military officials accused Iran on Tuesday of continuing to train and arm insurgents in Iraq, while U.S. lawmakers said they were disappointed that Baghdad opened up its doors to the Islamic Republic’s top leader.

“I think it’s offensive,” said Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad‘s two-day trip to Iraq this week.

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures as he speaks during ...
Iran’s President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Baghdad, March 3, 2008.(Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters)

Iraq has “got every right to invite whomever they want. They’re sovereign. But we have a right to express an opinion about it,” added Levin, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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