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Top British Commander Denies U.S. Claims of Increased Threat Posed by Iran

HeadlineMay 16, 2019

This comes just two days after the top British general in the U.S.-led coalition against ISIS said there is no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq or Syria. Major General Christopher Ghika was speaking via video link from Baghdad during a Pentagon news conference.

Maj. Gen. Christopher Ghika: “No. There’s been no increased threat from Iranian-backed forces in Iraq and Syria. We’re aware of their presence, clearly, and we monitor them, along with a whole range of others, because that’s the environment we’re in.”

Just hours after Marjor General Christopher Ghika made those comments, U.S. Central Command disputed them in a statement.

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