Report: Hezbollah using Beirut airport to facilitate smuggling of guns, drugs
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was allowed to use the Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport as their base of operations by Hezbollah, according to a Washington Times report on Friday.
The report stated that the IRGC are playing leading roles in many of the ongoing wars that are going on in the Middle East, such as in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq.
It said the airport is being used to facilitate the smuggling of drugs and weapons and also in allowing pro-Iranian fighters to cross into other countries.
The Revolutionary Guards’ mode of meddling in the Middle East’s many troubled spots is by facilitating the passage of weapons and fighters.
Having the pro-Iranian Hezbollah embedded in the Lebanese political power structure provides the Revolutionary Guards with easy access to the Beirut Rafic Hariri International Airport.
The major wars in the Middle east in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon has the Revolutionary Guards playing a major role.
Iran’s meddling, according to the newspaper, can be traced back all the way to 1990, ever since the Quds Force was set up.