General Pace said he was not aware of the Baghdad briefing, and that he
could not, from his own knowledge, repeat the assertion made there that
the elite Quds brigade of Iran's Republican Guard force is providing
bomb-making kits to Iraqi Shiite insurgents.
"We know that the
explosively formed projectiles are manufactured in Iran. What I would
not say is that the Iranian government, per se (specifically), knows
about this," he said. "It is clear that Iranians are involved, and it's
clear that materials from Iran are involved, but I would not say by
what I know that the Iranian government clearly knows or is complicit."
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