Most of Iran’s breaches of a U.N. arms embargo have been illegal weapons deliveries to Syria, which Western diplomats say were to be passed on to Lebanese and Palestinian militants, a U.N. report says. […]
„The Panel notes that most reported incidents of conventional arms-related violations involve Syria, which has a long and close relationship with Iran,“ said the confidential report, which was obtained by Reuters on Wednesday.
„In all such incidents inspected by the Panel, prohibited material was carefully concealed to avoid routine inspection and hide the identity of end-users,“ it said. […]
The report said Syria was the stated destination of the weapons in six out of nine incidents of conventional arms transfers reported to the panel. It said the panel „awaits Syria’s response to its queries.“