Iran sent Hezbollah advanced weapons to turn rockets into precision missiles
American and western intelligence sources believe Iran has been increasing its shipments of advanced weaponry to the Hezbollah terror group, deliveries that now include Global Positioning System (GPS) components to make previously unguided rockets into precision guided-missiles, increasing the threat to Israel.
One of the Iranian flights arrived in Lebanon three days ago, officials tell Fox News.
Iran’s Fars Air Qeshm flight number QFZ-9950 departed Tehran International Airport on Tuesday at 9:33 a.m. local time, and flew to an unknown destination, according to flight data obtained by Fox News. Later in the day, the Boeing 747 jet touched down in Syria’s capital Damascus before continuing on to Beirut, arriving just past 2 p.m., according to the flight tracker software.
On Wednesday evening, the Iranian cargo plane departed Beirut for Doha, Qatar arriving just after midnight local time, and returned to Iran’s capital Thursday at 6:31 p.m.
Western intelligence sources said the Iranian cargo plane carried weapons components, including GPS devices to make precision-guided weapons in Iranian factories inside Lebanon.
The United States and Israel, as well as other western intelligence agencies, have offered evidence that Iran has operated similar weapons factories in Syria and Yemen, in addition to Lebanon.
Last month, at his address at the U.N. General Assembly in New York, PM Benjamin Netanyahu exposed secret facilities near Beirut’s international airport where the GPS components from Tehran were being assembled to turn the rockets into precision-guided missiles capable of striking deep inside Israel “within an accuracy of 10 meters (11 yards).”
“Hezbollah is using the innocent people of “Beirut as human shields,” Netanyahu said, showing a picture of a missile site underneath a soccer stadium. “Israel also knows what you are doing.”
“I have a message for Hezbollah today: Israel knows, Israel also knows what you’re doing. Israel knows where you’re doing it. And Israel will not let you get away with it,” warned Netanyahu.