Clinton cites Iranian effort to sway Iraqi vote
Associated Press

WASHINGTON Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says Iran is trying to influence the outcome of Iraq's national election next month.

In testimony Thursday before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Clinton said other neighbors of Iraq also are trying to influence the election, although she did not mention the others by name. She said Iran's role is of the greatest concern.

Clinton said the U.S. is doing what it can to promote broad voter participation in the March 7 election, believing this will minimize the effect of any Iranian efforts to manipulate the outcome.

And she said it is apparent most Iraqis oppose undue Iranian meddling in their politics