In an interview with Al-Arabiya TV, US Secretary of Defense, said: The Iranian regime has made Iraq’s situation insecure and unstable. He added: Some people don’t notice the extent of the Iranian regime’s meddling in flaring up the conflicts by arming and supporting some of the illegal armed groups in Basra. Robert Gates said: The Iranian regime has influence on illegal groups by providing arms for them and by making them active. It is clear that we are at the beginning of a path and see some signs from Shiite elements in the south who confront the villains who are members of specific groups affiliated with the Iranian regime; if such trend continues it would be a positive progress. Gates added: Based on numerous reports, Lebanon’s Hizbullah trains Iraqi individuals in Iran, Hizbullah can’t last without Iran’s support. The Iranian regime supplies all Hizbullah’s arms and money.