Nasrallah from his bunker: Hezbollah not using Beirut port to smuggle Iranian weapons
In a televised speech from the underground bunker where he has been hiding from Israel since 2006, Hezbollah terror group leader Hassan Nasrallah rejected Israeli claims that his terror group was smuggling parts of weapons into Lebanon through the civilian port of Beirut.
“I strongly deny everything that the Israeli ambassador to the United Nations said,” Nasrallah says.
“His comments were made to prepare the groundwork for (an Israeli) takeover of the ports and the airport and achieve what they were unable to during the Second Lebanon War. ”
Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, said at the Security Council meeting that Israel possesses intelligence information proving that Iran is smuggling weapons to the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah through the Port of Beirut.
Ambassador Danon said that Iran smuggled dual-use items to advance Hezbollah’s rocket and missile capabilities, with the help of Syrian officials.
“For the last year, the Iranian Quds Force has been smuggling missile manufacturing equipment purchased from CIVILIAN companies through CIVILIAN ports directly into the hands of Hezbollah. Well, Iran, if you’d planned to keep this a secret—that ship has sailed”, the IDF Spokesperson’s Unit tweeted.
In September, PM Benjamin Netanyahu exposed facilities near Beirut’s international airport where the Iran-backed Hezbollah terror group was converting rockets to guided missiles.