Arab League chief Amr Moussa urged the U.S. and Iran to continue their dialogue on Iraq, saying on Monday that the future of the country matters to all Arab nations.
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said it was unclear whether Iran?s government was behind the arms shipments.
The chant for the dead echoed off the massive shrine and rolled across a sea of asphalt, mixing with the roar of diesel buses disgorging pilgrims from across Iran.
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates raised concerns about Iranian arms coming into Afghanistan with President Hamid Karzai Monday, but the Afghan leader said relations with Iran had never been better.
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned Monday that Iran is prepared "to pay a price" and "resist" to realise the aims of its contested nuclear programme amid an intensifying standoff with the West.
US Defence Secretary Robert Gates raised concerns about Iranian arms coming into Afghanistan with President Hamid Karzai, but the Afghan leader said relations with Iran had never been better.
Secretary of Defense Robert Gates is in Afghanistan again, and things haven't improved much since his first trip in January. Gates and President Hamid Karzai seem at odds over Iran. On Monday, Gates spoke of Iranian weapons coming into the country, and Karzai called Iran "one of Afghanistan's closest allies and partners."
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates said on Monday the United States has no evidence Iran's government is behind a flow of weapons from Iran to Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan.
Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Monday said his country would not beg world powers to allow Iran to have a nuclear program.
Iran's top security official on Monday called U.S. plans for an Eastern Europe missile defense shield that Washington says would protect U.S. allies from Iran a "joke," saying Tehran's missiles do not have the capability to reach Europe.