New intelligence suggests the Obama administration has facilitated Iran’s smuggling of weapons to terror organizations.
From the Washington Free Beacon:
“The Obama administration has given clearance to Western airline manufacturers to sell planes to Iran at the same time the Islamic Republic is using commercial airliners to smuggle weapons and other illicit arms to Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon, according to new intelligence and congressional communications obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
“The disclosure of this new intelligence, which shows that Iran has been using its commercial airline company to smuggle advanced weaponry to Hezbollah and terrorists operating in Syria, has placed renewed focus on a congressional inquiry that has been stymied by Obama administration officials since early October.”
Sen. David Perdue has led a charge to compel the White House to explain why they’re helping Boeing and AirBus, two top global airline manufacturers, to sell their products to Iran, regardless of evidence of Tehran’s sneaky use of its commercial air services to spread terror across the region.
Again, from the Free Beacon:
“This new intelligence comes just days after the Obama administration approved a second license for AirBus, a French company, to pursue even more sales with Iran.
“The Free Beacon recently disclosed that several American-made planes are currently being flown by Iran’s Air Force, while other jets are being used in its commercial sector to smuggle arms.
“Perdue on Wednesday accused the Obama administration of facilitating Iran’s terrorist operations by signing off on the multi-billion dollar deals to sell Iran planes, according to a letter sent to the Treasury Department, which oversees such sales, and obtained by the Free Beacon.
“The senator chided the department for ignoring his initial Oct. 6 request for information, describing this lack of response as ‘troubling.’
“‘While I find your lack of a response to our last letter troubling, I would not that the issue surrounding commercial aircraft usage for illicit purposes by the Iranian regime has now expanded, given new intelligence information alleging that Iran has indeed been using Mahan Air — a commercial airline that is currently subject to U.S. and UN sanctions — to smuggle weapons and ammunition to Hezbollah in Lebanon,’ Perdue writes.”
Israeli intelligence presented to the U.N. Security Council via letter shows that Iran’s been using Mahan Air to secretly transport arms into Lebanon. From there, the weapons are sent into the hands of Hezbollah terrorists.
And according to the intel, Hezbollah now has about 12,000 missiles hidden in underground storage in Lebanon.