U.S. military: Iran is backing armed groups to undermine Iraqi sovereignty
08/11/2011 08:18

Baghdad, November 8 (Rn) - The U.S. military in Iraq, Tuesday, that his country's support for Iraq to be shown on a relationship of trust with its neighbors, but Iran has shown its willingness to undermine the sovereignty of the country through its support for armed groups.

The U.S. military accuses Iran of supporting Shiite armed groups under the name "Qods Force" implementation of the violent attacks against Iraqi security forces and U.S. troops during the past years.

Violence has dropped sharply in Iraq since the height of sectarian fighting in 2006 and 2007, when thousands of Iraqis killed in attacks by Shiite and Sunni, but the Islamists linked to al Qaeda and Shi'ite militias are still waging militant attacks.

The spokesman said the name of the army, Colonel Barry Johnson told the Kurdish news agency (Rn), "We acknowledge that Iraq should have shown a relationship of trust and respect for national sovereignty with all its neighbors," but he also said, "but Iran is not showing it."

He explained that "Iran has shown its preparations under way to undermine the sovereignty of Iraq by supporting armed groups."

"We are confident of the Iraqi government's ability and willingness to confront acts of provocation and illegal in appropriate ways."

Opposed to the cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, the anti-American, is involved mainly in Maliki's coalition, and any U.S. military presence in Iraq beyond 2011.

According to the American forces in Iraq that many soldiers in the whole city fell to about 30 thousand soldiers, with military units are still continuing in the process of withdrawal with Iraq toward Kuwait.

According to military experts, the United States incurred a loss of material and human resources in Iraq within eight years of their presence in Iraq.