Iran in Iraq and Afghanistan

The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has reportedly transferred new weapons to its allies in Iraq and Afghanistan in an attempt to speed up the U.S. withdrawals from these countries.

Defense officials have

said that weapons smuggled into Iraq by the Iranian regime have already resulted in the deaths of American troops. In June, 15 servicemen were killed in Iraq. The U.S. attributed all the attacks to militias trained by the IRGC.

Iranian officials have denied the role of the IRGC in arming militants in Iraq and Afghanistan, and have claimed the U.S. concocted these stories to justify maintaining an American military presence in the region.