January 6, 2014
KNOWING YOUR ALLIES:
Iran offers to help Iraq army with equipment and advice against al Qaeda (Deutsche-Welle, 1/06/14)
Iran has offered help to Iraq as Iraqi troops try to dislodge fighters belonging to the al Qaeda group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant from two key cities in Anbar province, west of Baghdad.The deputy chief of staff of Iran's armed forces for logistics and industrial research, Brigadier-General Mohammad Hejazi, was reported as saying in Tehran on Sunday that Iran was ready to provide Iraq with "military equipment or consultation" to help the Iraqi army in Anbar if it were asked to do so.Iran is an ally of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Shiite-led government.
Posted by Orrin Judd at January 6, 2014 2:41 PM