A report published by Reuters on Friday revealed that Iran is moving ballistic missiles into Iraq, placing the weapons in the hands of its Shiite militia proxies to expand its ability to hit targets across the Middle East in a regional conflict or war against Western powers.
The Reuters piece is sourced to “three Iranian officials, two Iraqi intelligence sources and two Western intelligence sources.” According to these sources, Iran is not only shipping short-range ballistic missiles to its Iraqi allies but teaching them how to build their own weapons.
“The logic was to have a backup plan if Iran was attacked. The number of missiles is not high, just a couple of dozen, but it can be increased if necessary,” one of the Iranian officials explained.
Naturally, the theocratically-controlled Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its overseas dirty-tricks unit, the Quds Force, is carrying out the scheme: