WASHINGTON, Dec. 18 (Xinhua) -- A latest report by
the U.S. military said on Tuesday that Iran continues providing weapons and
supplies to Shiite insurgents in Iraq.
"There has been no identified decrease in Iranian
training and funding of illegal Shia militias in Iraq," the report from the
"Tehran support for Shia militant groups who attack
coalition and Iraq forces remains a significant impediment to progress towards
stabilization," the report said.
Tensions are high between the United States and Iran
over Washington's accusations that Iran is secretly developing nuclear weapons
and helping Shiite militias in Iraq that target U.S. troops. Iran denies the