Thursday, March 6, 2014

Iran FM Denies Weapons Shipment – ‘Failed Lies’

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif dismissed Israeli allegations that Iran was behind a shipment of Syrian-made rockets destined for Gaza that were seized by Israeli commandos on Wednesday. Zarif called the allegations “failed lies.” (IRNA, 6 March)

Meanwhile, the Israeli military spokesman Brig. Gen. Moti Almoz insisted that there are “clear and unequivocal information” that the weapons came from Iran. (AP, 6 March)

The ship, KLOS C, is being escorted to the Israeli port of Eilat, and is expected to arrive on Saturday. The Israelis have said that their preliminary inspection of the ship has turned out that it was transporting dozens of M-302 rockets, which have a range of 150km to 200km (93-124 miles).

The Israelis say that they have followed the weapons shipment for several months as they were flown from Damascus to Tehran and then taken to a port in Bandar Abbas for shipment to Sudan, and from there to Gaza.

Meanwhile, the Sudanese foreign ministry today denied any knowledge that the ship heading to Port Sudan had contained weapons.

Photo credit: This photo released by the Israel Defense Forces shows a missile on board KLOS C that was intercepted on Wednesday, 5 March 2014. (IDF/AP)


Anonymous said...

Mr Zarif is absolut right

when you find a bag with "Made in Iran" near this weapons, it means it is a fake and fabization to Sabotage the Nuke Negotiation

Nader Uskowi said...

Why do you need a bag with "Made in Iran" on it to prove that the ship was coming from Iran? Maritime movement monitoring agencies do record the places ships visit and the dates. It would have been odd for a ship that had spent sometime at Bandar Abbas recently not to have an Iranian cargo on board, don't you agree?

So the question is not related to sacks of cement. But was there any weapons on board? If there were those weapons, they could have only been loaded onto the ship either at Bandar Abbas or Umm Qasr, the Iraqi port the ship visited before sailing to Sudan (again the public records of the ship's movement show all port visits). If there were weapons, highly unlikely that the Iraqis loaded them.

Anonymous said...

How can it be proven that the weapon wasn't loaded at the iraqi port as it is common knowledge that iraq suffers from insecure border. And one important fact that cannot be overlooked is the coincidence between this incident and AIPAC conference. As Zarif said it is a failed lie.

B.M.A said...

Iran is honest and always on the side of truth

one- the terrorist attack in Bulgaria !.

When this sad incident took place a certain Nation was quick to point its finger to the Hezbollah and Iran.Iran denied this and offered logical arguments to absolve her self from blame-No western European or Western intelligence source has came forward to endorse the false claim heaped on IRAN.

two -chemical attack in Syria

Some western media houses had predicted that Assad would use gas on his citizens.So when the episode unfolded it was easy to point at the Syrian leader ,Iran offered logical explanations to refute this LIE.Joined by Russia truth won the day and the BOD was forced to reluctantly call off a dangerous killing mission!!.Some months after this incident it has been proven beyond doubt that IT IS THE Rats who stage managed this .since then ,the silence from the West on that issue is deafening!!..

for these reasons and more , the world has viewed the IRANIAN Nation as one that always stands on the side of truth !.

Anonymous said...

in addition to timing revelation. 302 mm is made by china turkey or Thailand . Why would take it from arms deprived Syria and transport it to Iran then to other places. Iran could have sent the 333mm that manufactures save the transportation and manufacturing cost. one may argue deniability due to manufacturing origin! They send money and acknowledged, procurement may be(Gaza can by anything with money) transport not likely right in the middle of negotiation. However, Iran also sent money $220 million Aid to Pakistan when flooding disaster happened two years ago.

Anonymous said...

The illegal shipment of weapons shows the true face of Iran!

Anonymous said...

Iranians are embarrassing themselves by constantly lying.reminds me of Baghdad Bob when Saddam fell.

Why do Iranians think the world is stupid?