The top US military commander in Iraq, Gen David Petraeus, has accused Iran's ambassador of belonging to an elite unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guards.
Gen Petraeus said Hassan Kazemi-Qomi was a member of the Quds Force, which the US believes backs foreign Islamic revolutionary movements.
Gen Petraeus said he had no doubt Iran was behind attacks that had led to the deaths of US soldiers.
Iran has so far not commented, but regularly denies any such involvement.
Separately, the US military said it had captured three Iranian-linked Shia militiamen believed responsible for abducting five British security contractors in May.
Gen Petraeus made his comments during a briefing to journalists at a US military base near Iraq's border with Iran.
Gen Petraeus said the Iranian ambassador to Iraq was a "Quds Force member", but added: "Now he has diplomatic i
In: Iraq, Iran, Middle East
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