|
|
|
|
|
5th Muharram 1436 | Friday, Oct 31, 2014
Islamic World

Iran behind Gaza-bound arms ship: Israel

Thursday, 6 March 2014
Comments(0)
Tel Aviv, March 06:

Israel has strong evidence of Iran's links to the rockets-carrying cargo ship seized by Israeli naval forces in the Red Sea, the country's military intelligence said Thursday.

"A slew of our intelligence units spent many months piecing together the puzzle regarding the arms smuggling. We are equipped with good, solid evidence that incriminates Iran and reinforces its connection to the affair," Xinhua quoted Major General Aviv Kochavi, head of Israel's military intelligence, as saying.

But Kochavi declined to comment on the initial information that led Israel to begin monitoring the arms shipment, or how it was received.

Iran Thursday flatly rejected the Israeli allegations.

"This allegation is not true and, in principle, the message or movement of a ship carrying weapons from Iran to Gaza is not true," said Amir Abdollahian, Iran's deputy foreign minister for Arab and African Affairs.

He added that "the allegation is merely based on repetitious and baseless fabrications of the Zionist media".

Israeli Navy Tuesday raided the Panamanian-flagged Klos C on the maritime border of Sudan and Eritrea, some 1,500 km from Israel's shores. A search of the cargo found Iran-made M-302 long-range rockets and other munitions.

-------------IANS

Latest News

BJP credits Modi govt for reduction in petrol, diesel prices

BJP on Friday welcomed the reduction in petrol and diesel prices and hoped that it will help bring ...

KCR defers cabinet expansjon for time bein...

The much expected cabinet expansion in Telangana State is now likely to be held only after the budget session of the State Assembly. Acco ...

Cyber crime prevention strategy will be st...

The Home Ministry is taking all steps necessary for the prevention of cyber crime and very soon we shall further strengthen the Cyber Crime ...

Related News

Clashes in West Bank after Muslim prayers

Clashes erupted in the West Bank on Friday after weekly Muslim prayers while security forces deploy ...

30 killed in Nigeria car bomb attack

At least 30 people were killed Friday when a car bomb exploded in a crowded bus station in the northeastern Nigerian sta ...

Bahrain on alert over jihadi threat to sch...

A security alert has been issued by the US Navy warning of jihadi calls to attack Western school teachers in Bahrain. Drawing attention ...

Post new comment

To combat spam, please enter the code in the image.

Rs. 26810 (Per 10g)

Opinion Poll
Do you think formation of 'She' teams would be beneficial for women's safety?
YesNoCan't say

Matrimony | Photos | Videos | Search | Polls | Archives | Advertise | Letters

© The Siasat Daily, 2012. All rights reserved.
Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Abids, Hyderabad - 500001, AP, India
Tel: +91-40-24744180, Fax: +91-40-24603188
contact@siasat.com