Iraq prevents North Korean plane bound for Syria on suspicion of carrying weapons

Iraq prevents North Korean plane bound for Syria on suspicion of carrying weapons

Published 21/09/2012 11:32 AM

Babinaoz – agencies: a senior official said on Friday that Iraq’s refusal to allow a North Korean plane heading to Syria to cross the country’s airspace because he suspected the possibility to be carrying weapons to Syria.

Iraq had denied Thursday Tqrierlojhzh Western intelligence said that Iran used civilian aircraft to transport military and arms across the Iraqi airspace to Syria to help President Bashar al-Assad in response to the uprising raging against him 18 months ago.
, said the report published Reuters details on Wednesday that the Iranian Revolutionary Guard regulates the transfer of weapons to Syria.
said Ali al-Moussawi, media adviser to the Prime Minister, told Reuters that under the Iraqi government’s policy to investigate the transfer of weapons to Syria via Iraq by land and by air space, the Iraqi authorities prevented a plane North Korean from heading to Syria after suspected of engaging in the transfer of weapons.
Moussawi said route scheduled for a plane from North Korea to Syria is who raised suspicion, but there has not been any contacts between the Iraqi government and North Korea in this regard.
Moussawi said that although the Iraqi side to lift several requests, the United States has not provided any evidence that the civilian aircraft Iranian charge the weapons to Syria through Iraqi airspace.
Al-Moussawi said that Iraq informed Iran that may be inspected aircraft at any time wildly when he gets Baghdad on any evidence that these planes transporting weapons will prevent these aircraft immediately from crossing the skies of Iraq.
Though indictment of Iraq that he had allowed 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 from Iraq and Iran.
, the report said Iran sent trucks west to Syria by land across Iraq.
disorders Syrian involving politically sensitive for the Government of Iraq’s Shi’ite-led.
government has refused to Baghdad close to Iran’s ally Assad to join Western and Arab nations to invite Syrian President to step down while calling for the reform in Syria.
leaders fear Iraq could lead fall Assad to divide Syria on a sectarian basis, which produces a system militants could spark unrest in Iraq, which includes a mix of Sunnis and Shiites.
reinforced Iraq key points on the borders of length 680 km with Syria.
Earlier this month, U.S. officials said they Istodhon from Iraq Multi do Iranian flights cross Iraqi airspace and suspected of transporting weapons to al-Assad.
threatened to U.S. Senator John Kerry on Wednesday to reconsider the U.S. aid to Baghdad unless stopped such flights through its airspace to Syria.
Source: babnews