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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Iran: Claims we shipped weapons to Hezbollah are baseless

Iran on Wednesday rejected an Israeli report saying that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) used commercial airline flights to ship weapons to the Hezbollah terrorist group. Israel’s Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, on Tuesday revealed newly released intelligence to the Security Council which shows that Iran is using civilian flights to Lebanon to send arms and ammunition to Hezbollah.

“Iran is using airlines such as ‘Mahan Air’, to supply Hezbollah with the capacity to enhance its missile arsenal. The arms and related materials are packed in suitcases by the Quds Force in Iran and transferred directly to Hezbollah operatives,” wrote Danon. He added that the arms are either flown by “commercial flights to Beirut,” or flown to “Damascus and then transferred by land,” to Hezbollah.

Iran, however, rejected Danon’s report as baseless and unsubstantiated, reports the Reuters news agency. (Read More)