David Satterfield, senior advisor to Secretary Rice on Iraq, made news in an interview with the Al-Hayat daily. According to Satterfield, Syria remains a "main passageway for suicide bombers in Iraq" and Iran and its proxy Hizbullah have been behind some roadside bombing attacks in Iraq.
Iran is involved in a certain behavior in Iraq, that to a certain extent involves Hizbullah which is actively taking part in acts of violence that are causing the deaths of Iraqi, American, British [soldiers] as well as other members of the coalition forcesâ€¦.
Iran's participation in violence have also taken different faces and perhaps the most damaging is the spread of advanced explosive devices and this must stop. I will not go into further detail.
No doubt Damascus and Tehran have also been keeping an eye on the troop withdrawal debate going on in the U.S. Senate.