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State: ‘Iran Is Transferring Ballistic Missiles to Shiite Militia Groups’ in Iraq
State sponsor of terrorism Iran is providing “ballistic missiles” to Tehran-allied Shiite militia groups in Iraq, a top U.S. Department of State (DOS) official declared Thursday.
The declaration comes days after Breitbart News learned that the Pentagon does not consider combating Iran-backed Shiite militias part of the U.S. military’s mission in Iraq.
While briefing reporters on Tehran’s transfer of weapons to its proxies across the Middle East, Brian Hook, the special representative for Iran at DOS, said:
Just as we must constrain Iranian expansion in Syria, the Golan Heights, and in Iraq, we must also prevent Iran from entrenching itself in Yemen … In Iraq, credible reports indicate that Iran is transferring ballistic missiles to Shiite militia groups. This comes as these militias carried out highly provocative attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Baghdad and Basra in September, which we know that Iran did nothing to stop.
This month, the Pentagon’s lead inspector general (IG) charged with overseeing the U.S. fight against the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), American lawmakers, and DOS have highlighted the menace against United States interests posed by Iranian proxies, including the Baghdad-sanctioned Popular Mobilization Forces/Units (PMF/U).
The PMF is an umbrella organization of mainly Iran-backed Shiite militias that include the likes of Tehran’s narco-terrorist proxy Hezbollah and factions linked to thousands of attacks against American troops.