Thursday, September 20, 2007

The US Military Announces the Arrest of an Iranian Officer in Iraq

The US military reports the arrest in Sulaymaniyah of an Iranian officer belonging to IRGC- Quds Force. He is accused of smuggling deadly roadside bombs, including armor-piercing penetrators, or EFPs, into Iraq.

The Iranian officials have identified the individual as Mr. Farhadi, an economic expert in the office of the governor general of Kermanshah. Farhadi, according to Iranian officials, was a member of an Iranian trade delegation visiting the Iraqi Kurdish town. (Fars News Agency).

A Pentagon spokesman said the arrest is a further proof that the Iranians have not ceased their arms smuggling operations in Iraq. It is expected that the white House will soon announce the designation of the Quds Force as a terrorist organization.

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