Iraq resists U.S. prod, lets Iran fly arms to Syria
The Iraqi government has refused U.S. requests to stop Iranian cargo flights to Syria, despite being aware of credible intelligence that the planes are transporting up to 30 tons of weapons, according to a U.S. official.
The U.S. has made several requests in recent months to the Iraqi government, including directly to Prime Minister Nouri al-maliki, to either halt the flights or allow the planes to be inspected in compliance with international law.
Iraq has refused, saying the planes are carrying only humanitarian aid.
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