Skip to comments.Iran 'to supply' Hezbollah with missiles: report
Posted on 08/04/2006 7:28:50 PM PDT by Flavius
Iran will supply Hezbollah with surface-to-air missile systems in the coming months, boosting the guerrillas' defenses against Israeli aircraft, according to a report by specialist magazine Jane's Defense Weekly on Friday, citing unnamed Western diplomatic sources.
In a meeting, held late last month, the Lebanese Shiite Muslim militia called on Tehran to "accelerate and extend the scope of weapon shipments from Iran to the Islamic Resistance, particularly advanced missiles against ground and air targets."
Hezbollah's representatives pressed for "an array of more advanced weaponry, including more advanced SAM (surface-to-air missile) systems," Jane's said.
"Iranian authorities conveyed a message to the Hezbollah leadership that their forces would continue to receive a steady supply of weapons systems,"it added.
"The details coming from the meeting reveal that they are about ensuring a constant supply of weapons to support Islamic Resistance operations against Israel," said Robin Hughes, the magazine's Middle East Editor.
"We are told the latest meeting was attended by senior representatives of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps' Qods force which is responsible for training and logistic support for Iranian-backed insurgent groups."
According to Jane's Defense Weekly, Iranian authorities have supplied the militia with Iranian-made Noor radar-guided anti-ship cruise missiles and Chinese QW-1 (Vanguard) shoulder-launched SAMs.
Russian made SAMs will reportedly be supplied at a later date.
Hezbollah has been locked in a more than three-week long deadly conflict against Israel since it kidnapped two Israeli soldiers and killed eight others on July 12.
Israel has carried out a widespread bombing campaign of southern Lebanon, where Hezbollah is based, and Hezbollah has fired rockets into northern Israel.
A Hezbollah anti-ship missile also damaged an Israeli corvette off the Lebanese coast in the early days of the conflict, killing four sailors. Israel said the missile was Iranian-built but Tehran denied involvement.
How about shooting down any aircraft tracked taking off in Iran and heading towards Syria ? If we haven't the stones to do the job just give the coordinates to the IAF
No more discussion.
Is this in addition to the missiles they admit to having supplied already?
i am not sure
If Iran keeps pushing this fight they will get those results.
Iran is hell bent on provoking us....why?
Hizb'allahs Katyusha rockets
Japanese-made Isuzo truck launchers carry Fajr-3 (Arabic for dawn-3) projectiles,
a third generation of Katyusha rockets manufactured by Iran's air force industry.
In October 2002 it was reported that Iranian Zelzal-2 short-range ballistic missiles
had been delivered to Iranian Revolutionary Guard units in the Beka'a Valley in Lebanon.
On August 4, 2006, Syrian-made (Russian made?) 302 mm projectiles were fired
from Lebanon into the northern Israeli town of Afula.
What they need to watch out for is their helicopters. Use of helicopters as strike platforms (in front of friendly ground forces) will put them at risk.
Not really. The IDF would just start bombing from high altitude. That and Wild Weasel's with napalm would probably make a huge comeback.
Hmm, this could be tricky since there's no airport runway to fly into nor no good supply roads to travel on in Lebanon.
Iran can supply weapons against Israel !
So now can America supply Israel with Bunker Busters ? Nukes ? (Not that they are needed) and maybe even the Neutron Bomb ?
Iran is opening a can of worms that they do NOT want a reply to.
Return of the 12th Immam.
Read about it here:
Why don't they see if those MOABs work?