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May 16, 2014 9:55 am

U.S. Seeks Investigation of Possible Weapons Trade Between Iran and Iraq

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Members of the 7th Iraqi Army Division's Commando Battalion. Photo: US Army.

Fox News Iranian weapons are turning up in the Islamic Republic’s former arch foe Iraq, a development one State Department official told FoxNews.com warrants an immediate investigation.

Photos of Iraqi soldiers bearing Iranian-made rifles and scopes as they battle Al Qaeda-linked Islamic extremists in western Iraq have surfaced on the Internet. The images have raised suspicions that Iraq, which already gets large amounts of arms from the U.S., is buying the weapons from the neighboring nation with whom it fought a bloody and bitter war throughout the 1980s. Such transfers would violate United Nations sanctions, and raise concerns about Iran’s ever-increasing reach throughout the Middle East.

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