Iran’s Weapons Shipment: The Full Disclosure

On March 5, IDF (Zahal) forces intercepted an Iranian weapons shipment intended for terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip.

Following extensive preparations and in accordance with international law, the Israel Navy intercepted the KLOS-C last Wednesday 1,500 kilometers from Israel. Once on board, Naval forces discovered a large Iranian weapons shipment intended for Gaza terrorists. The shipment included powerful M-302 rockets capable of striking almost any point in Israel, including Jerusalem and Tel Aviv.

 

Upon its arrival in Israel, a combined task force unloaded and inspected the weapons shipment. The forces discovered 40 long-range M-302 rockets, 181 mortar shells and approximately 400,000 7.62 caliber rounds.

Iran’s Weapons Shipment: The Full Disclosure

Iran attempted to hide its involvement in the weapons shipment, but the evidence is clear. The containers have Iranian authenticity seals on them, including seals of the Iranian postal company. Several bags of cement, clearly marked as coming from Iran, concealed the contents of the weapons shipment. Although 100 of the 150 containers were transferred from Iran to Iraq, the shipment’s loading form was modified to make it appear as if the shipment came from Iraq directly. It is clear that Iran was trying to hide its involvement in any form.

Iran’s Weapons Shipment: The Full Disclosure
Iran’s Weapons Shipment: The Full Disclosure
Dozens of powerful Syrian-made M-302 rockets. Range: 160KM
Iran’s Weapons Shipment: The Full Disclosure
Long-range M-302 rockets
Iran’s Weapons Shipment: The Full Disclosure
120mm mortar shells (181 total)
Iran’s Weapons Shipment: The Full Disclosure
Iran’s Weapons Shipment: The Full Disclosure
Syrian-made M-302 rockets
Iran’s Weapons Shipment: The Full Disclosure
Some of the 400,000 bullets found in Iran’s shipment
Iran’s Weapons Shipment: The Full Disclosure
Bags of cement used to hide Iran’s weapons on the Klos-C. Notice how the bags are clearly marked “Iran”
Iran’s Weapons Shipment: The Full Disclosure
Close up of the 400,000 bullets found in Iran’s shipment
Iran’s Weapons Shipment: The Full Disclosure
Long-range M-302 rockets
Iran’s Weapons Shipment: The Full Disclosure
120mm mortar shells (181 total)
Iran’s Weapons Shipment: The Full Disclosure
This seal of the Islamic Republic of Iran Customs Authority (IRICA) clearly appears on the weapons containers intercepted by the IDF (Zahal)

Though UN Resolution 1747 forbids Iran from engaging in arms smuggling, this was the latest in a long line of Iran’s attempts to ship weapons to terror groups in the region. Had previous attempts been successful, they would have armed local terror organizations with vast amounts of high-quality weaponry.

Iran’s intentions are clear and simple: to help Gaza terrorists attack Israel and threaten millions of civilian lives.

Iran’s Weapons Shipment: The Full Disclosure

 

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