General McChrystal says Afghan insurgents trained in Iran
KABUL (Reuters) – Afghan insurgents are being trained inside Iran and given weapons to fight security forces, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces said on Sunday, joining a rising drumbeat of criticism of Iran’s role in the country.
General Stanley McChrystal said coalition forces were working to stop Iran from giving material help to the Taliban who have stepped up the campaign to force foreign forces out of Afghanistan in a nine-year conflict.
„The training that we have seen occurs inside Iran with fighters moving inside Iran,“ he said at a news conference in response to a question on Iran’s influence. „The weapons that we have received come from Iran into Afghanistan.“