German media reported that Iran has smuggled weapons into Russia

German media reported that Iran has smuggled weapons into Russia

BERLIN, 13 Aug — RIA Novosti. The German newspaper Welt am Sonntag, citing unnamed sources within “Western intelligence agencies” asserts that Iran is in violation of UN security Council resolution ostensibly sent to Russia via Syria for maintenance of some components of heavy offensive weapons.

According to this publication, in June, the planes from Iran allegedly landed twice at Syrian airbase in Hamima, where he had been a military cargo intended for shipment to Russia. The article not referred to specific types of weapons.

The cargo allegedly was then transported by truck to the Syrian port of Tartus on the Mediterranean sea and loaded on a Russian transport ship “Sparta-3”. Subsequently the cargo was, according to the publication, exported to Novorossiysk.

As proof, the newspaper published a satellite image with an indication that it supposedly captures an Iranian aircraft on the airfield Hamim.

The exact origin of the picture it is not indicated. The official comments of the Russian and Iranian sides on these messages has yet been received.

These actions, according to sources Welt am Sonntag, in contravention of resolution 2231 UN security Council, which recorded the terms of the joint comprehensive plan of action (SVPD) on Iran’s nuclear program.

In paragraph 5 of the Annex of the resolution referenced in the publication, in particular, stated that “the Security Council in advance in each case decides” whether to approve the provision to Iran of weapons. In particular, this applies to “tanks, armored combat vehicles, artillery systems of large caliber, combat aircraft, attack helicopters, warships, missiles or missile systems.” In addition, the application reglementary the same spare parts of this type of arms or the provision of services associated with them.