JPost: Iran: We supplied Zelzal-2 to Hizbullah
Iran admitted for the first time on Friday that it did indeed supply long-range Zelzal-2 missiles to Hizbullah.
Secretary-general of the “Intifada conference” Mohtashami Pur told an Iranian newspaper that Iran transferred the missiles so that they could be used to defend Lebanon, Channel 1 reported.
The extent of Iran’s intimate involvement in Hizbullah attacks is starting to emerge.
According to the defense establishment, the reason Hizbullah has not fired long-range Iranian-made Fajr missiles at Israel is due to Teheran’s opposition. Israel now understands that without direct orders from the ayatollahs, Hizbullah is not allowed to use Iranian missiles in attacks against Israel.
Israel and the world community KNOWS that Iran has been militarily supplying Hezbollah. This is NO secret. But, until now the government of Iran has NOT admitted it. Even yesterday President Ahmadinejad dened Iran was contributing anything to Hezbollah other than moral support.
Everyone in the world knows that the Iranian Mullahs and Ahmadinejad are LIARS.
So, why is this announcement/revelation important?
It gives Israel diplomatic cover (if Hezbollah fires missiles deep into Israel) to strike at Iran e.g. the Natanz uranium enrichment facility.
Why is Iran waiting?
Because they know they would be hit by Israel’s Air Force and HIT HARD.
The IDF also believes that it seriously damaged the long-range rocket array in the first night of air strikes almost three weeks ago and impaired Hizbullah’s ability to fire the rockets.
The longer-range Zelzal missiles, manufactured by Iran and capable of reaching Tel Aviv, have also not been fired at Israel, and the IDF believes this is because it destroyed almost two-thirds of these in the Hizbullah arsenal.
Perhaps the IDF has destroyed the majority of their Zelzal-2 rockets. More likely, Iran is afraid of the might of the Israeli Air Force.
Captain Ed has Iran Defies … Well, Everyone
For a nation to openly admit arming non-state actors should result in heavy sanctions in the UN, if the UN had any worth. This goes against the very notion of sovereignty and undermines the Westphalian concept of nationhood.
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