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“Professional pirates are damaging trade between Syria and Iran”


These were the words of Syrian Foreign Minister Walid Moallem, regarding the Israeli Navy commandos who seized control of a merchant ship full of Hezbollah-bound weapons.

The weapons and ammunition, including 106 mm shells, 107 mm and 122 mm rockets, hand grenades, mortar shells, anti-tank missiles and ammunition for AK-47 rifles, were hidden aboard in polyethylene bags.

The Brigadier Rani Ben Yehuda of the Israeli Navy said that the amount of weapons and ammunition is ten times more then was caught on the Karin-A in 2002, and could provide the Hezbollah with enough equipment to fight Israel for more than a month.

Iranian Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki also denied the story saying: “The ship was carrying goods to Syria, not Iranian arms. There was no equipment aboard the ship meant for the manufacturing of weapons in Syria.”

The assumption is, as Hanan Greenberg, ynet reporter added; the group stands behind this is the Quds force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, which is responsible for exporting the revolution outside Iran’s borders.

I wonder how it is possible to be so transparent about this goal and yet to still deny it when they are caught actually doing it? The fact that it has happened so many times in the past shows that the only thing that changes is the method of delivery – air, sea, or land.