Iran reportedly smuggling weapons to Hezbollah on commercial flights

Intelligence reports submitted to Security Council Tuesday; Weapons smuggling would be violation of two Security Council resolutions

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has reportedly been smuggling weapons to Hezbollah on commercial flights, Israel releasing reports of intelligence gatherings that was submitted to the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday.

According to intelligence gathered, Iran has been using its Mahan Airline to smuggle weapons and ammunition to Hezbollah, violating two Security Council resolutions. Iran’s Quds Forces has been reportedly shipping suitcases that have been transferred to the terrorist group via commercial flight to Beruit and Damascus.

Israel’s envoy to the United Nations, Danny Dannon, officially submitted the intelligence reports to the Council Tuesday afternoon.

According to the report “The Iranian Al-Quds Force packs weapons, ammunition and missile technology to Hezbollah in suitcases and puts them on Mahan Air flights. Iran continues to violate Security Council resolutions, including Resolutions 1701 and 2231… Iran arms terrorist organizations in the Middle East and works to undermine stability in the entire region… It is clear that Iran is still the primary supplier of arms and related materiel to Hezbollah, in blatant violation of numerous Security Council resolutions. The Security Council must condemn Iran and Hezbollah for the violation of its resolutions.”

The reports come amidst another violation by Iran the nuclear agreement last week. The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) officially warned Iran against violating the nuclear agreement with world powers Thursday. According to the IAEA, Iran exceeded the 130 metric-ton limit on heavy water for the second time, the first violation occurring in January.

The violation comes as the United States Senate is expected to vote to renew sanctions on Iran for an additional decade. On Tuesday, the House of Representatives voted to extend the Iran Sanctions Act that will expire after 2016. The vote is a move to renew the Iran Sanctions Act for an additional decade.