U.S. to Iran: Stop Arming Syria

    NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 25:   U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (L) addresses heads of state and government at a luncheon hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon (R) at the United Nations during the General Assembly on September 25, 2012 in New York City. Over 120 prime ministers, presidents and monarchs are gathering this week at the U.N. for the annual meeting. This year's focus among leaders will be the ongoing fighting in Syria, which is beginning to threaten regional stability.  (Photo by Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

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    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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