By ROBERT BURNS, AP Military Writer
WASHINGTON –apparently has assured the Iraqi government that it will stop the flow into Iraq of bomb-making materials and other weaponry that U.S. officials say has inflamed insurgent violence and caused many American troop casualties, said Thursday.
“It is my understanding that they have provided such assurances,” Gates told anews conference. “I don’t know whether to believe them. I’ll wait and see.” He said he did not know who in Tehran made the promise.
The deadliest of the weapons Iran is accused of providing to Iraqi insurgents is a device thecalls an explosively formed projectile, or EFP.
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