An Iranian civil aviation company is suspected of smuggling arms into Lebanon, destined for the militant group Hezbollah and Iranian weapons factories — and western intelligence sources said Monday they’ve uncovered the unexpected routes that Iran apparently took to try avoiding detection.
“The Iranians are trying to come up with new ways and routes to smuggle weapons from Iran to its allies in the Middle East, testing and defying the West’s abilities to track them down.”
The company has taken unconventional air routes in an attempt to avoid detection. In the past two months, intelligence sources identified at least two unusual flights between Tehran and Beirut’s international airport.
and then continued with a rather “uncharacteristic flight path” to the #Beirut international airport, where it landed shortly after 4 p.m. local time.
— حسن سجواني ???????? Hassan Sajwani (@HSajwanization) September 3, 2018
Western intelligence sources said the airplane carried components for manufacturing precise weapons in Iranian factories inside Lebanon. The U.S. and Israel, as well as other western intelligence agencies, have supplied evidence that Iran has operated weapons factories in Lebanon, Syria and Yemen.
Iran’s regime has not stopped its drive to secure technology and scientific knowledge to produce weapon of mass destruction, the intelligence agency of the German state of Baden-Württemberg disclosed in a report last week.
“Iran continued to undertake, as did Pakistan and Syria, efforts to obtain goods and know-how to be used for the development of weapons of mass destruction and to optimize corresponding missile delivery systems. Iran has continued unchanged in the pursuit of its ambitious program to acquire technology for its rocket and missile delivery program” ~ U.S. intelligence document
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