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Report: Russia transporting Iranian weapons into Syria in violation of UN embargo



Russia has reportedly breached multiple UN Security Council resolutions imposing an arms embargo on Iran by assisting in the recent transport of weapons from the Islamic Republic to embattled Syria, Fox News reported on Wednesday.

The report cited western intelligence sources saying Russian cargo planes have twice daily over the past 10 days delivered Iranian weapons shipments to Syria, where civil war has raged for more than four years.

Russian aircrafts have reportedly been seen recently at a Russian air base in the Syrian port city of Latakia.

According to the Fox report, the consignments were arranged by the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ Al-Quds force, Qassem Soleimani, and Russian President Vladimir Putin along with Russia Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu.

The flights were unregistered and therefore impeded upon two United Nations Security Council resolutions sanctioning


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