Israel: Iran Using Civilian Aircraft to Fly Arms to Hezbollah

Iran Air and Mahan Air Planes

The Algemeiner reports: Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon sent a letter to the UN Security Council revealing newly released intelligence indicating that Tehran is transporting arms and ammunition Hezbollah in Lebanon via civilian flights.

“Iran is using airlines such as ‘Mahan Air,’ to supply Hezbollah with the capacity to enhance its missile arsenal. The arms and related materials are packed in suitcases by the Quds Force in Iran and transferred directly to Hezbollah operatives,” Danon wrote to Security Council members.

Danon added that the arms are either flown by “commercial flights to Beirut” or flown to Damascus “and transferred by land” to Hezbollah.

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