This could be more evidence that Ahmadinejad is aiding Sunni groups (including Hamas), as part of an effort to position himself as the leader of the global jihad against the Americans, not just as the de facto leader of the world’s Shi’ites. From AFP, with thanks to JE:
WASHINGTON: Coalition forces have intercepted Iranian-made mortars and explosives in Afghanistan destined for the Taliban, the top US military chief said yesterday, indicating an expanding Iranian challenge to US forces in the region.
General Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the weapons were intercepted in the Kandahar region within the past month, but it was not known if any elements of the Iranian Government were involved.
“It is not as clear in Afghanistan which Iranian entity is responsible. But we have intercepted weapons in Afghanistan headed for the Taliban that were made in Iran,” he told defence reporters.
“We do not know with the same clarity that we know in Iraq who was involved. So the fact that we know is: made in Iran, being delivered to the Taliban in Afghanistan, being intercepted by coalition forces.”