The Foreign Desk

Explainer 192: What have we learned from the Iran cables?

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20 November 2019

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This week hundreds of Iranian intelligence reports were leaked to a US news website. These reports not only confirm the vast amount of influence Iran has in neighbouring Iraq but also include some intriguing insight into Tehran’s spy network. Andrew Mueller looks at what they tell us – and why they might have been leaked.

20 November 2019

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