October 31, 2019 / 1:07 PM / a month ago

U.S. envoy for Iran says Tehran spent $16 billion on 'militias' in Iraq, Syria - Al Arabiya

Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran February 10, 2012, a day before the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has spent $16 billion on its “militias” in Iraq and Syria, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook told Saudi-owned Al Arabiya TV on Thursday.

He did not give more details on the militias or say when Iran had spent the money.

Reporting by Tuqa Khalid

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