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The United States is working with Turkey to disrupt the flow of Iranian arms through Syria to Kurdish rebels, according to the U.S. ambassador in Ankara.

“When those [Iranian] arms go into the regime in Syria, we have no doubt that it is sharing it with its supporters,” Ambassador Francis Ricciardone told Turkish reporters after Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Saturday.

The ambassador was referring to the rebels of the Kurdish Workers’ Party, fighting the Turkish government for a separate Kurdish homeland. The arms-smuggling increased after Turkey denounced Syrian President Bashar Assad and his fight against Syrian rebels and protesters.

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