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Posted: January 7, 2014 at 4:02 a.m.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “Such a request has not been officially made. Equipment and advice will be given if they ask for it, but as for forces, the Iraqis are very powerful themselves.” Gen. Mohammad Hejazi, the deputy commander of Iran’s armed forces, on his country’s willingness to support Iraq with resources, but not troops, in its battle with al-Qaida militants

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