Iraq allows Iran to transfer weapons to Syria, despite U.S. protest
On: Sun 03/18/2012 10:14
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American officials said that the Iraqi government rejected the U.S. request not to the passage of air cargo Iran to Syria, despite the information confirmed that the aircraft carrying up to thirty tons of weapons. In recent months has repeatedly asked the United States from the Iraqi government,
Including requests directly to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, either not to allow Iran to use Iraqi airspace or allow inspection of aircraft according to international law, but Iraq rejected it, claiming that the planes carrying humanitarian aid only. …
the other hand, reported that shipments to Syria are continuing with the Log bloody uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in its second year and with disregard for international sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program secret. At the same time, Iraq suffers from sectarian violence and political turmoil after the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country last December. According to American officials, the information on Iranian air cargo has been obtained through the communication control of the air routes, while the little papers carrying aircraft as “agricultural equipment” and “Flowers.” And a senior official recently spoke at the White House directly with Mr. Maliki on the issue, where he accused him of leaning to Iran. Through its location between Iran, Syria, Iraq is a perfect way to cross between these two countries, but to allow the transfer of arms means that Iraq violated Security Council resolutions numbered 1929 and 1747, which prohibits export of arms from Iran. For his part, said a spokesman for the Iraqi embassy in Washington that he would not comment directly on this subject and that he expected to receive a response from his government in the coming days.
in Syria, was killed more than eight thousand people during the repression practiced by the Assad regime against opponents according to UN estimates. As the ongoing clashes between Syrian forces and rebel opposition, led by dissident military officers, in the streets of many cities as he called the civil war.
during testimony before Congress, approved the commander of U.S. Central Command, which monitors and carried out operations in the Middle East that Iran is sending weapons to Syria . And Gen. James Mattis, commander of the Marines, “Iran is working hard to keep Assad in power, where a group of experts was sent to Syria in addition to arms, and made a great effort to keep Assad in power and oppress its people.” Matisse and added “They supplied weapons to the Syrian regime now used to suppress the opposition.”
with all this Obama administration has rejected the calls, which calls for arming the Syrian opposition and said that this step will increase the situation worse. And on Thursday refused to France is also a call to arm the opposition.
when I entered the U.S. troops to Iraq during the Bush administration, she felt that the best means to deal with the situation in Iraq is to throw bombs on the country, but declined because they wanted to liberate the Iraqis from the oppression that was practiced by Saddam’s regime. But it is strange that the regime change did not change the hatred toward the United States, and the Middle East will remain always in a state of war with Israel and the United States.
that the safety of the United States and Israel depends on the declaration of the weapon is always against the Middle East. We need the support of the United Kingdom and Israel, and that the only message that Iran is understandable: to declare war and send them all to hell.