CIA Director Michael “Hayden warned…that progress in Iraq is being undermined by increasing interference by Iran, which he accused of supplying weapons, training and financial assistance to anti-U.S. insurgents. While declining to endorse any particular strategy for dealing with Iran, he described the threat in stark terms. ‘It is the policy of the Iranian government, approved at the highest levels of that government, to facilitate the killing of American and other coalition forces in Iraq. Period,’ he said.”

 – Joby Warrick, “U.S. Cites Big Gains Against Al-Qaeda,” The Washington Post, May 30, 2008