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Iran Smuggling Weapons to Hezbollah on Civilian Flights

Iranian Qeshm Fars Air plane (Photo: wikicommons)

While Iran continues to deny its sneaky and dastardly methods of skirting international watchdogs, a new report has caught the Islamic Republic doing what it has always done — supporting terror. Israel Hayom reports that Iran has been using a shell company to send weapons from Tehran to Hezbollah's base in Beirut:

According to the report, "The first flight, on July ‎‎9, involved a Boeing 747 that departed from an air ‎force base in Tehran, stopped for a short layover at ‎the international airport in Damascus, Syria, and ‎then continued with a rather 'uncharacteristic ‎flight path' to Beirut."‎

Flight data showed that the route passed over ‎northern Lebanon, straying from any commonly used ‎commercial flight path. ‎

The second flight took place on Aug. 2, and while it ‎did not ‎stop in Damascus, it followed an ‎irregular ‎route north of Syria rarely used by commercial ‎airliners.‎

‎"The Iranians are trying to come up with new ways ‎and routes to smuggle weapons from Iran to their ‎allies in the Middle East, testing and defying the ‎West's abilities to track them down," one ‎intelligence official told the news network. ‎

Western intelligence officials believe Qeshm ‎Fars ‎flights carried materials necessary to produce ‎precision weapons in Iranian factories inside ‎Lebanon.

Fox noted that Qeshm Fars Air is believed to be one ‎of the "various pseudo-civilian airlines used for ‎arms-smuggling" by the Revolutionary Guards and its ‎elite black-ops arm, the Quds Force.‎

Tags: Hezbollah , Iran , Terrorism

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