Iran's Efforts to Stir Violence Worry U.S.

Just hours after it was disclosed that U.S. soldiers had burned Korans at a NATO base in late February, the Iranian government secretly ordered agents operating inside Afghanistan to capitalize on the anticipated public outrage by trying to stir up violent protests and demonstrations in the capital, Kabul, and throughout the western part of the country, according to American officials. Generally speaking, Iran's clandestine efforts proved fruitless, The New York Times reported. However, as NATO governments prepare for Iran's potential retaliation in the event of an Israeli attack on its nuclear facilities, concerns over Iran's eagerness and capability to foment unrest in Afghanistan have aroused heightened anxiety, according to The Times.

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