Sunnis And Shi’ites Will Never Work Together Update: “Afghanistan: Taliban ‘receiving arms from Iran,'” from AKI, September 17 (thanks to C.C.):
Zahedan, 17 Sept. (AKI) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have been arming Taliban groups in western Afghanistan for the past year, an independent journalist has told Adnkronos International (AKI).
“The Iranian Revolutionary Guards have regularly been supplying arms to Taliban groups operating in the province of Herat,” the journalist, A.B., told AKI from Zahedan, the capital of Beluchistan province in southeastern Iran.
“The Revolutionary Guards actually sell the weapons to the Taliban, who apparently pay for them in drugs, not cash,” A.B. added.
“Besides sub-machine guns that can also fire grenades, the Afghan rebels are also interested in anti-tank mines manufactured in Iran,” he said.
Iranian officials deny these claims, which have previously been made by the Afghan government and by ISAF, the NATO-led security and development mission in Afghanistan.
But a Taliban commander confirmed in a recent interview with BBC that Afghan rebel forces have received Iranian arms .
“We are especially interested in Iranian Egdeha mines, which can destroy military tanks,” the commander told BBC….