Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Poll Analyses
Share on Facebook 3 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
General News   

Reality-EU: Iran Massively Rearming Hezbollah in Violation of UN Security Council Resolution

Author 1384
Message the web
R
Copyrighted Image? DMCA

Copyrighted Image? DMCA

News Alerts About Re'alite' Insights Backgrounders Expert Sources Press Releases

25.03.10

Contact:Diana Gregor+44 (0)20 3239 7342 diana.gregor@realite-eu.org

Iran Massively Rearming Hezbollah in Violation of UN Security Council Resolution

A "steady flow of arms shipments including thousand of Iranian-made rockets" has permitted Hezbollah to rearm after the conflict between Hezbollah and Israel in 2006. [1] UN Security Council resolution 1701, which ended the war between Israel and Hezbollah, banned all unauthorized weapons between the Litani River and the Blue Line, the UN-monitored border between Israel and Lebanon. [2] This arms embargo was never enforced along the border between Lebanon and Syria. [3] According to Western officials and Hezbollah itself, the Shiite Muslim organization has rearmed and is stronger than before the conflict with Israel. [4]

Hezbollah is closely allied with, and often directed by, Iran, but has the capability and willingness to act independently. [5]

Hezbollah receives substantial amounts of financial, training, weapons, explosives, political, diplomatic, and organizational aid from Iran and Syria. It is thought that Iran provides financial assistance and military assistance worth between $25-50 million. According to reports released in February 2010, Hezbollah received $400 million dollars from Iran following a visit by Ahmadinejad's advisor Mehrdad Bazrpash to Lebanon. [6]

In July 2009, UN peace keeping chief Alain Le Roy said there were signs that an illegal weapons stockpile which had exploded in Lebanon belonged to Hezbollah: "A number of indications suggest that the depot belonged to Hezbollah, and, in contrast to previous discoveries by UNIFIL and the Lebanese Armed Forces of weapons and ammunition, that it was not abandoned but, rather, actively remained." He stressed that the presence of such weapons represented a "serious violation of resolution 1701." [7]

In November 2009, Israel seiz

...

[Message clipped]View entire message






Realite-EULoading...
12:18 PM (4 minutes ago)

 

Rate It | View Ratings

the web Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

anonymously sourced from either the web or a forwarded email.
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Jim Cramer Uses CNBC to Manipulate Stocks

Video: Is Bristol Palin Baby Trig's Mother? Evidence & Pictures

BabyGate: Explosive New Details and the Smoking Gun Photo

Romney's Storm Tips

Feeding The Homeless BANNED In Major Cities All Over America

Most Massive Natural Disaster in US History-- and you don't know what caused it.

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: