Iran sending (more?) SAMs to Hizballah

Discussion in 'Politics' started by TGregg, Aug 4, 2006.

  1. TGregg


    LONDON (AFP) - Iran will supply Hezbollah with surface-to-air missile systems in the coming months, boosting the guerrillas’ defences against Israeli aircraft, according to a report by specialist magazine Jane’s Defence Weekly, citing unnamed Western diplomatic sources.

    In a meeting, held late last month, the Lebanese Shiite Muslim militia called on Tehran to “accelerate and extend the scope of weapon shipments from Iran to the Islamic Resistance, particularly advanced missiles against ground and air targets.”

    Hezbollah’s representatives pressed for “an array of more advanced weaponry, including more advanced SAM (surface-to-air missile) systems,” Jane’s said Friday.

    “Iranian authorities conveyed a message to the Hezbollah leadership that their forces would continue to receive a steady supply of weapons systems,”it added.

    “The details coming from the meeting reveal that they are about ensuring a constant supply of weapons to support Islamic Resistance operations against Israel,” said Robin Hughes, the magazine’s Middle East Editor.
  2. Thanks for posting this...

    I think we can now formally characterize this conflict as a proxy war between US and Iran with Israel being resupplied by US and Hezz by Iran.
  3. TGregg


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