Accession Number:

ADA454200

Title:

Iran's Influence in Iraq

Descriptive Note:

Congressional rept.

Corporate Author:

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-06-13

Pagination or Media Count:

7.0

Abstract:

Irans influence over the post-Saddam government in Iraq is substantial because the predominant parties in that government have long enjoyed Tehrans sponsorship. An emerging concern is that Irans influence has extended to support for militant groups in Iraq. U.S. officials say that sophisticated explosive devices are entering Iraq from Iran, suggesting that Iran, or factions within Iran, are backing Iraqi factions that use violence to oppose the U.S. presence in Iraq. This report will be updated as warranted. See CRS Report RL32048, Iran U.S. Concerns and Policy Responses, by Kenneth Katzman.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Nuclear Weapons

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE