Finds only "clothes and civilian goods" onboard
According to Reuters:
Iraq inspected a Syrian-bound Iranian plane on Tuesday, but found only civilian goods onboard during the second such search this week which came after Washington urged Baghdad to stop weapons reaching Tehran's ally Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
"Another Iranian plane was searched this morning. It was coming from Tehran on its way to Damascus. We found nothing but clothes and civilian equipment," said Ali al-Moussawi, Maliki's media advisor. "It was an Airbus cargo plane, and we allowed it to continue its trip."Interesting how Reuters omits identifying Iraq as Iran's ally, mentioning only that Assad is "Tehran's ally". Iraq is in fact Iran's biggest ally in the region, an unintended outcome of Operation Iraqi Freedom. One of the planes below are likely candidates to have been searched this second time around:
Iran Air Cargo
EP-ICF (cn 173)
File photos: Richard Vandervord and Iman Asgari at Airliners.net