The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis by Alireza Jafarzadeh

Iran is training Iraqi fighters in effort to pave the way for an Islamic republic –Iranian dissident

Wednesday, 21 March 2007

 

 

Associated  Press - Eight insurgents were killed in clashes between U.S. and Iraqi forces and fighters loyal to al-Qaida.

 

An Iranian dissident said Iran is training Iraqi fighters in an effort to drive U.S. and other coalition forces out of Iraq and pave the way for an Islamic republic there.

 

The opposition figure, Alireza Jafarzadeh said would-be fighters are smuggled into Iran and schooled in everything from sniper technique to explosive devices, and then sent back to Iraq to wage war on U.S.-led military forces.

 

Jafarzadeh said Iran's president, supreme leader and other political top figures are closely connected to the training.

 

The dissident once worked for an Iranian opposition group that was listed by the U.S. and the European Union as a terrorist organization.

 

He's now the head of a Washington-based think tank and has been credited with airing Iranian military secrets in the past. But U.S. officials considered some of his past assertions to be inaccurate.

 

 

The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis by Alireza Jafarzadeh
 
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