This comes amid other reports that Iran has ratcheted up its meddling in Iraq:
A senior Iraqi Kurdish official has said that Iran is shelling border villages in northern Iraq despite a warning by the Iraqi government to desist, RFE/RL’s Radio Free Iraq (RFI) reports.
He added that Iran’s latest spate of shelling started on May 2 with gunships and artillery targeting villages east of Suleimaniyah in northeastern Iraqi Kurdistan.
Many observers interpret the recent increase in Iraqi violence as a sign of the insurgents’ unbeatable stamina. But maybe while Barack Obama is talking to Tehran about our supposed common interests, the mullahs are taking advantage of their newly received “respect” to undermine us next door. Al Qaeda in Iraq has been decimated and cannot pull off a countrywide campaign, and a Sunni-Shia civil war was only ever the unfulfilled concoction of a stronger AQI. If Iran is once again actively working to bring chaos to Iraq, that’s one more reason for Obama to abandon his hopeless kid gloves treatment of the mullahs — not that it will convince him to change course or anything.