Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Bush Says Some Iraqi Bombs Made in Iran

President George W. Bush accused Iran on Monday of contributing to the unrest in Iraq, saying some of the homemade bombs that are wreaking havoc in the country came from that Iraq's eastern neighbor. Locked in a test of wills with Iran over its nuclear ambitions, Bush said during a speech about the Iraq war that "some of the most powerful IEDs (improvised explosive devices) we are seeing in Iraq today include components that came from Iran." READ MORE

Remotely controlled explosive devices have taken a heavy toll on U.S. military forces in Iraq and Bush said some of the best minds in America are working to find ways to combat them.

Quoting his national intelligence director John Negroponte, Bush said Iran has been responsible for at least some of the increasing lethality of attacks in Iraq.

"Coalition forces have seized IEDs and components that were clearly produced in Iran," Bush said.