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Iraq blocks Syria-bound North Korean plane, suspects weapons cargo

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Iraq blocks Syria-bound North Korean plane, suspects weapons cargo

Yahoo! News - Sept 21, 2012
has denied permission to a North Korean plane bound for to pass through Iraqi airspace on Saturday because it suspects it could be carrying weapons, a senior official said on Friday. Iraq on Thursday denied a Western intelligence report that said Iranian aircraft had flown weapons and military personnel over to Syria to help President Bashar al-Assad battle an 18-month-old uprising. The allegation, reported by Reuters on Wednesday, said arms transfers were organized by the policy to investigate the passing of weapons to Syria through Iraqi ...

 

U.S. doesn't support tying Iraq aid to cooperation on Iran

Yahoo! News - Sept 20, 2012
said on Thursday it did not support a suggestion from a prominent senator that future U.S. assistance to 's cooperation in stopping Iranian aircraft suspected of ferrying weapons to "We've been very clear about our ongoing conversation with the , and our view that they either need to deny overflight requests for Iranian aircraft going to Syria or to require that such flights land in Iraqi territory for inspection," "We do not support linking U.S. assistance to Iraq to the issue of Iranian overflights precisely because our assistance is in ...

 

Exclusive: Western report says Iran ships arms, personnel to Syria via Iraq

Reuters - Sept 19, 2012
An undated handout photo distributed by the Syrian News Agency (SANA) on July 8, 2012, shows Syrian armed forces during a live ammunitions exercise in an undisclosed location./ (Reuters) - Iran has been using civilian aircraft to fly military personnel and large quantities of weapons across Iraqi airspace to Syria to aid President Bashar al-Assad in his attempt to crush an 18-month uprising against his government, according to a Western intelligence report seen by Reuters. Earlier this month, U.S. officials said they were questioning Iraq ...

 

Iraq denies airspace used by Iran to ship arms to Syria

Yahoo! News - Sept 20, 2012
that said Iranian aircraft had flown weapons and military personnel over The allegation, reported by Reuters on Wednesday, said arms transfers were organized by the to send arms to Syria are not new, the report said the extent of such shipments is far greater and more systematic than has been publicly acknowledged, thanks to a deal between senior Iraqi and The report also said Iran was dispatching trucks overland via Iraq westwards to Syria. "Iraq has confirmed that it will never be involved or helping or allowing any shipment via its air ...

 

Exclusive: Western report - Iran ships arms, personnel to Syria via Iraq

Yahoo! News - Sept 20, 2012
has been using civilian aircraft to fly military personnel and large quantities of weapons across to aid President Bashar al-Assad in his attempt to crush an 18-month uprising against his government, according to a Western intelligence report seen by Reuters. Earlier this month, U.S. officials said they were questioning about Iranian flights in Iraqi airspace suspected of ferrying arms to Assad, a staunch Iranian ally. On Wednesday, threatened to review U.S. aid to Baghdad if it does not halt such overflights. Iraq says it does not allow ...

 

Iraq denies airspace used by Iran to ship arms to Syria

Yahoo! News - Sept 20, 2012
which said Iranian aircraft had flown weapons and military personnel over The allegation, reported by Reuters on Wednesday, said arms transfers were organized by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard. to transfer arms to Syria are not new, the report says the extent of such shipments is far greater and more systematic than has been publicly acknowledged, thanks to an agreement between senior Iraqi and has denied that issue altogether. There is nothing like this happening," , Iraq's deputy interior minister for intelligence, told Reuters. The ...

 

Exclusive: Western report says Iran ships arms, personnel to Syria via Iraq

Yahoo! News - Sept 19, 2012
has been using civilian aircraft to fly military personnel and large quantities of weapons across in his attempt to crush an 18-month uprising against his government, according to a Western intelligence report seen by Reuters. Earlier this month, U.S. officials said they were questioning about Iranian flights in Iraqi airspace suspected of ferrying arms to Assad, a staunch Iranian ally. Iraq says it does not allow the passage of any weapons through its airspace. But an obtained by Reuters says Iranian weapons have been flowing into Syria ...

 

Iran Denies Syrian Troop Presence as Kerry Warns Iraq on Aid

San Francisco Chronicle - Sept 20, 2012
(Updates with attack on gas station in 10th paragraph.) Sept. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Iran denied it has a military presence in Syria after John Kerry, chairman of the , signaled that Iraq should block supplies to the government of While Iran has some military-related personnel in Syria and Lebanon, this is comparable to the “military-related personnel of other countries present in our country,” Defense Minister , countries can station some military personnel at diplomatic missions. Kerry told a Senate nomination hearing for the proposed U.S. ...

 

Iran Denies Syrian Military Presence as Kerry Warns Iraq on Aid

Business Week - Sept 20, 2012
Iran denied it has a military presence in Syria after John Kerry, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, signaled that Iraq should block supplies to the government of Bashar al-Assad or risk restrictions on U.S. aid. While Iran has some military-related personnel in Syria and Lebanon, this is comparable to the “military-related personnel of other countries present in our country,” Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said, according to the Iranian Students News Agency. According to the 1961 Vienna Convention, countries can station ...

 



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