Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

 

107mm artillery rocket found on the Francop (IDF Spokesperson)

An examination of the munitions seized proves conclusively that the source of the arms was Iran.

a. The ship’s manifest, proving the cargo was being transported by the Iranian company IRISL
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b. Labeling on some of the containers showing that the shipping company was based in Ispahan, Iran
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c. IRISL (Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines) containers found on board the Francop
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 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

The ship’s manifest

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

Labeling on containers

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

IRISL containers

 

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d. Ministry of Sepah (Iranian Armed Forces) customs labels attached to the cargo
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e. Containers stuffed with sacks of polyethylene pellets used to conceal the munitions. According to the markings, the polyethylene was produced by Iran’s National Petrochemical Company, whose telephone number was given as 9821 [98 is Iran’s international dialing code] +8788987
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f. Further proof of Iranian attempts to conceal weapons: Rockets packed in cases marked "Parts of Bulldozer"
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 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

Ministry of Sepah

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

Ministry of Sepah

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

Polyethylene sacks "Made in Iran" (Photo: Reuters)

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

Rockets packed in cases marked "Parts of Bulldozer"
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Among the arms seized, Israel discovered thousands of rounds of mortar bombs and artillery rockets manufactured by the Iranian defense industry:

 

a. 107mm ("Haseb") Artillery Rockets: 2,124 of these rockets were found on board the Francop.
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These rockets are identical to those used by Iranian-armed Iraqi insurgents who, in July 2007, attacked the multi-national force’s Forward Operating Base Hammer in Iraq’s northern Besmaya Range complex.
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107mm artillery rocket found on the Francop

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

107mm rockets found concealed on the Francop

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

107 mm rocket found by soldiers of the 789th EOD team near FOB Hammer, July 2007 (Photo: Multi National Force-Iraq via Confederate Yankee blog)
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b. Additional proof of Iranian complicity in the illegal shipment is the large number of AZ111-A2 fuses found on board. These fuses are manufactured solely by the Iranian armament industries and were found affixed to the 9,000 60mm, 81mm and 120mm mortar bombs which were concealed in the shipment.

 

According to Jane’s Ammunition Handbook, Iranian ordnance developed the AZ111A2 fuse specifically to meet Iranian Army requirements.

 

 

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 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

Cases of 60mm mortar bombs with packing list showing AZ111-A2 fuses included in shipment

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

60mm mortar bomb case detailing fuse type AZ111-A2

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

81mm mortar bomb case detailing fuse type AZ111-A2
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 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

AZ111-A2 mortar fuse attached to 81mm mortar bomb

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

120mm mortar bomb with AZ111-A2 fuse attached

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

 Documented proof of Iranian complicity in arms smuggling to terrorists

Packing list on crate of 120mm mortar bombs, including fuse type AZ111-A2