Global warnings of using Qatar in transporting Iranian oil, money and weapons

the Iranian cargo plane left Beirut on Wednesday evening heading to Doha, after midnight local time. (Shutterstock)

Lebanese political sources have expressed concern about reports issued from the United States about the transferring of weapons and sophisticated equipment to Hezbollah through Beirut international airport via Doha and Damascus.

A Fox News report mentioned that Iran had increased its shipments of sophisticated weapons to the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, including shipments that contains devices using GPS technology used by them to convert non-guided missiles into accurately guided ones, according to American and Western intelligence sources.

Iranian flights providing weapons to Hezbollah, including one which arrived to Lebanon last week belonged to Iranian airlines Fars Air Qeshm from Tehran International Airport on Tuesday at 9:33 am local time which arrived to an unknown destination, according to the flight data provided by the US report.

According to the Flight Tracking Program, later that same day, the Boeing 747 landed in Damascus before continuing its flight to Beirut to arrive before 2 pm.

IDF releases photos of alleged Hezbollah missile sites near Beirut airport

IDF releases photos of alleged Hezbollah missile sites near Beirut airport

According to the report, the Iranian cargo plane left Beirut on Wednesday evening heading to Doha, after midnight local time. It then headed on its last trip to Tehran, where it arrived last Thursday at 6:31 pm.

According to Western intelligence sources, the Iranian cargo plane carried weapons components, including GPS devices, to manufacture precision-guided weapons in Iranian factories inside Lebanon.

Fox News quoted intelligence sources as saying that “Iran has transferred these weapons components on the plane, as the contents were transferred to secret Hezbollah sites near Beirut airport to target Israel in the future.”

Fars Air Qeshm

Fars Air Qeshm

Despite the fact that sources in Beirut airport have denied these allegations as well as from Doha; observers have mocked this secret trade, which carries livestock to Lebanon via aircraft coming from Tehran describing it as a “comic story”.

US experts fear Qatar’s cooperation with Iran could shift to oil exports as Iran tries to hide its payloads and sees Qatar as a potential platform to re-export its cargo after changing its identity there.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53
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