Stop shipping weapons to Syria, the United States told Iran, amidst fears that the Islamic Republic is inflaming the conflict between the regime of Bashar al-Assad and opposition fighters. Clinton said that neighboring countries should step in and block the flow of weapons to the embattled country after Iranian state media quoted a Revolutionary Guard commander saying that elite forces were on the ground in Syria. The United States has so far dedicated about $45 million to nonlethal aid for Syrian opposition forces. The Iran commander claimed that military forces were in Syria but not engaged in combat roles.
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