America's 'Iran Watchers' A Coordinated Effort to Get Information about Tehran

In 2006, US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice realized that Washington needed to know a lot more about Iran. Since then, observation posts in surrounding countries have been supplying information, including rumors of a slap for President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.
US and Iraqi soldiers peer over the border into Iran.

US and Iraqi soldiers peer over the border into Iran.

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Originals: The Key Iran Watchers Cables

Translated from the German by Josh Ward