September 19, 2007

Taliban Weapons Traced to Iran and China

A weapons cache found in Afghanistan’s Herat province was traced back to Iran and China, prompting U.S. and British concerns over weapons sales to the Taliban.

Deputy U.S. Secretary of State John Negroponte said weapons sold by China to Iran have been found in Taliban hands, and that Iranian armor-piercing munitions are also a threat.

Afghan President Hamid Karzai said Iran is “a helper” in the fight against extremists, and denied the possibility of any arms sales to Taliban forces, reports Agence France-Presse.

Source:

“U.S. concerned about Iranian weapons going to Taliban”
Agence France-Presse, September 11, 2007

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