Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Releases Photos of Seized Iranian Arms Shipment to Hezbollah

This is big news, yet it has been consistently ignored by Obama and the Lame Stream Media.  It is significant in that it shows beyond a shadow of a doubt that Iran is arming Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon with rockets and other assorted weapons and munitions; in other words, Iran is gearing up Hezbollah for another assault on Israel.

Of course, it also proves that Iran is completely ignoring the UN arms embargo.  But hey, what else is new?

This updates our previous coverage HERE.

[More photos can be viewed at the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs website.]

Israel says photos prove weapons ship came from Iran

Wed Nov 11, 7:56 AM

JERUSALEM (AFP) – Israel released documents and pictures on Wednesday which it said provided proof that a massive arms shipment seized at sea last week came from Iran.

Israeli commandos intercepted the Antigua-flagged “Francop” near the coast of Cyprus, claiming it was taking the weapons to Syria en route to the Lebanese Hezbollah militia.

Israel immediately accused arch-foe Iran of sending the cargo, but on Wednesday offered for the first time evidence to back up the charges and detailed the extent of the cache.

“Hidden among the dozens of other containers on board, and disguised as civilian goods, the ship contained a consignment of 36 shipping containers with 500 tones of arms en route via Syria to the Hezbollah terrorist organisation in Lebanon,” the army and foreign ministry said in a statement.

“A total of about 9,000 mortar bombs of different types were seized, along with about 3,000 Katyusha artillery rockets, 3,000 recoilless gun shells, 20,000 grenades and over half a million rounds of small arms ammunition,” the statement said.

It was accompanied by photos showing the ship’s manifest, containers bearing the logo of the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines and cargo with Iranian armed forces customs labels.

Among the weapons seized were 2,124 Iranian-made 107mm artillery rockets and thousands of AZ111-A2 fuses manufactured only in Iran, the statement said.

Pictures also showed boxes of rockets labelled as “parts of bulldozers,” a suggestion of attempts to disguise the shipment.

Iran and Hezbollah have both denied any link to the ship.

Israel, which was hit by thousands of rockets fired by Hezbollah during the 2006 war in Lebanon, has said the captured ship proved Iran was helping Hezbollah to prepare for another round of fighting.


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5 Comments on “Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Releases Photos of Seized Iranian Arms Shipment to Hezbollah”

  1. yonason Says:

    I think we should “return” them to Iran, and I’ll bet you can guess how.

  2. Solkhar Says:

    The item was not ignored here in Morocco and was given pretty constant coverage and debate on Arab television channels. Arabs have no love for Iran unless your hezbollah or from the northern parts of Yemen.

  3. Memaw Says:

    MSM may not have reported this, but Fox News and CBN News did…

  4. irishoaks Says:

    Israel will not be played with friviously in this manner too many times. Iran is playing with fire and grabbing that tiger’s tail.

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