Iran supplied radar system to Syria: US report

Iran has supplied an advanced radar to Syria that can monitor air force sorties by Israel that often threatens the Islamic republic with an attack, a US report said.

Iran supplied radar system to Syria: US report

Iran has supplied an advanced radar to Syria that can monitor air force sorties by Israel that often threatens the Islamic republic with an attack, a US report said.

The Wall Street Journal said on Thursday, attributing its information to Israeli and U.S. officials, the newspaper said the radar was transferred in mid-2009 and that both Iran and Syria denied the shipment took place.

Most experts estimate that Israel has at least between 100 and 200 nuclear warheads.

The officials, the report said, described the supply of the radar as part as a dramatic increase in weapons transfers and military coordination among Iran, Syria and Hezbollah.

The radar could give Syria, and indirectly Iran, improved visibility of Israeli air space and also provide Hezbollah with a clear picture of the skies above Israel in any future conflict, the newspaper said.

Israel attacked the Hezbollah in 2006 that that cost Lebanon a heavy civilian toll but failed to defeat its guerrilla force on the ground.


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Güncelleme Tarihi: 01 Temmuz 2010, 14:57

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