How Iran Arms Its Allies

(Weekly Standard) Lee Smith - With Hizbullah's overland supply route through Syria choked off by the uprising against Assad, and Israel virtually in total control of the maritime route, Hizbullah's weapons stockpile is being systematically degraded. Yet the arsenal of Iran's other regional proxy, Hamas, is growing, says IDF military intelligence Major (res.) Aviv Oreg. Iranian ships "come through the Persian Gulf and the Arabian Sea...docking in Port Sudan." Occasionally the Iranians will dock in Eritrea. Sudanese smugglers, mostly from the Rashaida tribe, transport the weapons to the Egyptian border, all the way through Egypt's Eastern Desert along the Red Sea, and through the Suez Canal deep into the Sinai Peninsula.

2012-12-26 00:00:00

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