September 10, 2007 / 7:27 PM / 12 years ago

Petraeus says Iran weapons flow into Iraq rising

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The commander of U.S. forces in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus, said on Monday the flow of Iranian weapons into Iraq has increased but that Iranian Quds force trainers had withdrawn.

“It appears that that is increasing and we do not see a sign of that abating,” Petraeus said of weapons flows, citing increased attacks by one type of roadside bomb technology and rockets that U.S. military officials link to Iran.

“The Quds force itself, we believe by and large those individuals have been pulled out of the country as have the Lebanese Hezbollah trainers that were being used to augment that activity,” he said.

The Quds force is part of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard.

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