Iran used Red Crescent to smuggle weapons into Lebanon during war - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 29.11.10 | 13:54 (IST)

    “Iranian spies 'used Red Crescent to enter war zones' US embassy cables reveal claims that intelligen­ce agents and weapons were smuggled into Lebanon and Iraq. Iran abused the strict neutrality of the Iranian Red Crescent (IRC) society to smuggle intelligen­ce agents and weapons into other countries, including Lebanon during the 2006 war with Israel, according to claims in a leaked US embassy cable. The Iranian source, who had knowledge of the Red Crescent's overseas operations­, said the Iranian intelligen­ce service breached the society's rules of neutrality to send members into Lebanon to support the Shia militia force, Hezbollah militia during the Israel-Leb­anon war. Among those allegedly sent in were members of the IRG's elite al-Quds force, a covert group of intelligen­ce officers and special forces chosen to export the Iranian revolution­.

    from the article: Netanyahu: WikiLeaks cables prove Israel is right on Iran
    First published 13:05 29.11.10 | Last updated 13:05 29.11.10
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