Iran is using a cargo airlines jet to smuggle arms from Iran to its terrorist allies in Beirut, according to a report by Ynet on Thursday.
A Boeing 747 Jumbo jet belonging to Iranian airline Fars Air Qeshm was said to have taken off from Tehran on Thursday morning on a direct flight to Beirut, where it landed a little over two hours later.
Last month, Fox News reported that a Fars Air Qeshm flight from Tehran to Damascus, which later continued to Beirut, was carrying weapon systems — including GPS components — intended to convert inaccurate projectiles into precision-guided missiles.
“The Iranians are trying to find new ways to smuggle weapons to their allies in the Middle East … They are exploring the West’s ability to locate the smuggling sites,” said a Middle Eastern intelligence source, who chose to remain anonymous.
Evidently, Iran’s method until recently, of transporting the weaponry overland from Damascus to Beirut, has fallen victim too many times to Israeli air strikes, forcing them to seek alternatives.
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu revealed in a speech at the United Nations General Assembly earlier this year that Israel is monitoring these operations and will not remain passive.
“I have a message for Hezbollah today: Israel also knows what you’re doing. Israel knows where you are doing it and Israel will not let you get away with it,” Netanyahu said in the speech.