Iranian officials said Washington was harming diplomatic efforts
This is coming from inside Obama's own administration. It's not Dick Cheney or Donald Rumsfeld talking. And still Obama insists on pandering to Iran, letting it go nuclear and accusing skeptics of seeking war.
The Obama administration charged that Tehran has allowed senior al Qaeda members operating from Iranian soil to facilitate the movement of Sunni fighters into Syria.
The allegation by the Treasury Department on Thursday would suggest that elements of Iran's government or military were at least tacitly supporting the opposing sides of Syria's civil war.
Iranian officials denied the accusations, saying Washington was harming diplomatic efforts aimed at ending the international standoff over Tehran's nuclear program.
This is Iran's Get Out of Jail Free card for everything. "You're damaging the diplomatic effort." This is why Iran is playing out the diplomatic game because it knows that the Chamberlains don't have the guts to end the diplomatic hoax no matter what it does.
The Iranian government is Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's closest military and diplomatic ally. U.S., European and Arab governments have repeatedly charged Iran's elite military unit, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, of deploying soldiers to Syria to bolster Mr. Assad's regime, an accusation Iran has denied.
U.S. officials, however, have intermittently accused Tehran and the IRGC of colluding with Sunni militant groups, who historically are enemies of Tehran's Shiite government, but also are fighting the U.S. and its allies.
On Thursday, the Treasury Department sanctioned three IRGC officers for allegedly providing support for Afghanistan's Taliban, a hard-line Sunni group.
Nothing to see here. Just the diplomats of Iran hard at work.