Intelligence report: Iran movement of men and weapons to Syria via Iraq

Intelligence report: Iran movement of men and weapons to Syria via Iraq

20/09/2012 08:01

Erbil, September 20 / September (Rn) – The Reuters news agency said it had seen the report of the device Western intelligence report that Iran is using civilian aircraft to transport military and large quantities of weapons through Iraqi airspace to Syria to help President Bashar al-Assad in his attempts to crush the uprising against his government. At Earlier this month, U.S. officials said they Istodhon from Iraq Multi Iranian flights cross Iraqi airspace and suspected of transporting weapons to al-Assad. And threatened to U.S. Senator John Kerry on Wednesday to reconsider the U.S. aid to Baghdad unless stopped such flights through its airspace. Iraq says it does not allow any weapons to pass through its airspace. But the intelligence report said that Iranian weapons flowing to Syria through Iraq in large quantities. The report says that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard is governed trips arms transfers. , the report said, “This is part of the modus operandi of modified followed by Iran not talking about U.S. officials publicly only recently after previous statements to the contrary.” and added, “is also against the Iraqi officials Aircraft fly from Iran to Syria via Iraq almost daily carrier members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard and dozens of tons of weapons to arm the Syrian security forces and militias fighting the opposition. ” and the accusation specified for Iraq to allow Iran to transfer weapons to Damascus is not new, but the report argues that the scope of these shipments much larger than acknowledged publicly and more systematic than as a result of an agreement between senior officials of Iran and Iraq. refused Ali al-Moussawi, media advisor to Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki intelligence report. “It rejects Iraq claims that have no basis that would allow Iran to use its airspace to send weapons to Syria. The prime minister called always a peaceful solution to the conflict in Syria and the need to impose a ban on the intervention of any state in Syria, whether to send weapons or helping others to do so. ” and frequency Multi arms shipments Iran to Syria repeatedly in a session held by the Senate on Wednesday on the ratification appointment of Robert Beecroft ambassador to the United States in Baghdad. He is currently Deputy Chief of Mission of U.S. diplomacy there. asked Sen. John Kerry, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee in the Senate Beecroft What are you doing embassy to persuade Iraqis to prevent Iran from using their airspace to transport weapons aircraft to Syria, he replied that he explained to Iraq is and other U.S. officials that he should stop these flights. Kerry said he was upset because the U.S. efforts have not yet succeeded in persuading Baghdad to halt flights and suggested to make the United States in the future as part of its assistance to Iraq and worth hundreds of millions of dollars depend on his cooperation on Syria. His “Maybe We should make some of our assistance or some of our contingent appropriate response. unworthy ever as it seems to try to help build democracy and support them and show the lives of Americans at risk and pumping money into the country as they work to the detriment of our interests such frankness. ” said the intelligence report, which Western diplomats said it plausible and consistent with their knowledge that Iran entered into an agreement with Iraq to use its airspace. envoy said it is likely that Tehran and Baghdad have complicated in fact any formal agreement, but understanding informal not to ask any questions about the possibility of a transfer of weapons to Syria. said the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Mohammad Ali Jafari said in remarks published official Iranian media on Sunday that members of the Revolutionary Guards are in Syria and Lebanon, where providing non-military assistance. He added that Iran might intervene militarily in Syria if it is exposed to external attack. But Iranian Foreign Ministry denied those remarks the next day. The report pointed specifically to two Boeing 747 that they were using in arms transfers to Syria and two aircraft Iran Air (Iran Air) numbering on the tail (EBV – ICI de ) and a plane belonging to the company humiliated Air numbering on its tail (EBV – or if any). The helicopters were within 117 aircraft imposed and the U.S. Treasury Department sanctions Wednesday A_khashma.Ministry also included in the plane blacklists Iranian Yas Air Company operated for the supply of weapons to Syria. The Committee of Experts of the United Nations, which monitors compliance with international sanctions on Iran to Yas Air repeatedly as one of the actors basic supplies Syria with weapons along with Iran Air. statement said the U.S. Treasury Department on new additions to the blacklists that this step “will facilitate the parties involved continuous monitoring of the property prohibited and over Iran difficulty using methods deceptive to try to avoid sanctions. ” statement did not mention Iraq. Earlier on Wednesday recommended the Committee of Experts of the United Nations by adding Yas Air to blacklist the United Nations to help Iran in avoiding an arms embargo imposed by the international organization. Did not take the Security Council so far no action on this recommendation. were reports of the Committee of Experts talk about shipments of Iranian weapons to Syria via Turkey, not across Iraq. said the intelligence report that such flights through Turkish airspace stopped. “Since adopted Ankara stance firm stand against Syria and announced that they would oppose all arms shipments sent to the Assad regime through the territory of Turkey or airspace halted Iran fully use this channel. ” and banned the Tehran arms sales under sanctions imposed by the United Nations on Iran over its nuclear program. Earlier this month said the Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon that the Syrian conflict has taken a brutal turn with the other countries of arming both sides which are commonly suffering and has the potential to lead to “unintended consequences as fighting intensifies and breadth of plantings.” Abdullah Sabri

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