Today, the AP reports that:
Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns, speaking to reporters in Paris, said Iran was funding insurrections across the Middle East — and "Iran is now even transferring arms to the Taliban in Afghanistan."This despite his own senior commander and head of the NATO force in Afghanistan, Gen. Dan McNeill, telling AP in an interview yesterday that he:
had no hard evidence the Iranian government has helped the Taliban. He said munitions, particularly mortar rounds found on Afghan battlefields, ``clearly were made in Iran,'' but said that does not prove the Iranian government is formally involved.The AP report on Burns' statement notes their interview with McNeill - but doesn't mention McNeill's scepticism about the narrative at all. I wonder why that is?
``If I had the information, I would have no reservation about saying it,'' he said.