Iranian embassy says Iran never benefitted from Israeli weapons


The Iranian Embassy in Lebanon issued a statement on Wednesday denying that Iran benefited from Israeli weapons in the past, adding that such false allegations aim to distort Iran’s image.

“The Islamic republic of Iran, throughout eight years of imposed war, had not benefited from any weapons from the Zionist regime whatsoever in defending its territories.”

The statement is a response to Phalange party MP Nadim Gemayel, who asked on Tuesday if the Iranians were traitors when they defended Iran during their war with Iraq in the eighties using Israeli weapons.

Gemayel was talking about historical facts.

Oliver North, a US National Security Council member was at the center of national attention during the Iran-Contra affair

Gemayel was actually referring to the secret arms deal between the US and Iran that started in in 1985 and evolved into a big scandal that became known as the Iran – Contra affair. The deal involved supplying US made arms by Israel to Iran against releasing 7 US hostages held by Hezbollah in Lebanon. The proceeds of the sale were used to support the Nicaragua Contras who were fighting the communists …the Cuban-backed Sandinistas. The Contras were, according to Reagan, the moral equivalent of US “Founding Fathers.”

2,008 TOW missiles and 235 parts kits for Hawk missiles were reportedly sent to Iran via Israel according to the report of the U.S. Congressional Committees Investigating the Iran-Contra Affair issued in November 1987.

The British newspaper Observer estimated that Israel’s arms sales to Iran during the Iran-Iraq war totaled US$ 500 million annually , and Time Magazine reported that throughout 1981 and 1982, “the Israelis reportedly set up Swiss bank accounts to handle the financial end of the deals.

The embassy denied that the Iranians were dealing with the Israelis.

“Such false claims in this regard aim at distorting the image of the Islamic republic of Iran in the eyes of the public opinion in the region, but they will definitely not affect its steady policy of defending the rights of the aggrieved Palestinian people and the region’s peoples in the face of the extorter Zionist entity,” the embassy said

During a press conference on Wednesday Sami Gemayel said “the Lebanese resistance during the civil war … had no choice but to use the devil [Israel] in order to defend itself, [because] it was confronting the Syrian and Palestinian armies.”



10 responses to “Iranian embassy says Iran never benefitted from Israeli weapons”

  1. Tarie AL Fanarie Avatar
    Tarie AL Fanarie

    The Iranian Embassy is lying its teeth. These facts that Nadim G. talked about are true. Israel and the US supplied iran with fighter jets parts and many weapeanry in part of it to free the US hostages. These are hard facts and Iran cannot deny them. Anything to protect the islamic republic which built on false beliefs to promote its agenda. Their islami republic is nothing short of Nazi republic. There is nothing true in nature about being islamic. In fact many shiites with all due respects curse the prophet Mohamed. Just listen to areas in west beirut where its mixed between Shiites and Sunnis. I just could not believe Ayatollah Khomeini would stoop so low and buy parts from Israel. For those who have accused Kataab of getting weapons from israel. Then really review the so called Islamic Republic of Iran history. Besides doesn’t hezbollah carry M16 and other weapons made in the US. Iran K. was then a traitor to his country for allowing such weapons to be purchased from israel. Besides the war was not forced on Iran. It was Iran who tried to take over Shat Al Arab and Saddam bless his Soul took it back from the iranians. For those who accused the phalangist of fighting the syrians and palestinians and lebanese of being traitors. Was it okay for you that Iran fought an brazzerly arab nation so it can control shat al arab? For those again who accused some christians of being isolationast and traitors because they were fighting syrians and PLO groups. Then Iran in my opinions fits that criteria because it fought against an arab nation correct? I am sure we’re going to have people like Prophet and Cathy twisting things around in order to appease themselves and prove themselves rightous. But facts are facts and I dare any of you accuse iran of being a traitor first because it dealt with enemy that it considered it as the devil. And second it fought against an arab country because it was greedy and wanted to take over shat al arab..

  2. Iran has met with Isreali rabbays in the 80s and there are a lot of pictures on the net to prove that too…yet the Iranians keep on saying that these pictures are fake, just like the embassy is denying dealing with isreal in the 80s.

    Lessons to learn:

    In politics today’s enemy might be tomorrow biggest allay and vica-versa…DO YOU NEED PROOF?

    Jumbalt and Aoun are leaders of big political parties and they switched sides and turned against their principles and alleys.

    Iran at one point needed something the enemy had and they bought it from them…big deal…evil dealing with evil

    Jumbalt turned against his alleys to protect his ass and Aoun changed his principles of fighting HA and Syria to becoming their Allay to become president….hehe obviously he didnt get what he wanted but still trying and will yet fail

    Bottom line is there is no loyalty in Politics

    1. George Haddad N.J Avatar
      George Haddad N.J

      Well Said Jad! Iran actually was begging the US for the fighters parts especially because they were loosing the war against Iraq. Not only that, they have for many spare parts in order to withstand Iraqis attacks. Let me tell one funny story buddy. During the Iran and Iraqi war, an Iranian pilots was shutdown. The iranians soldiers on the ground were laughing at him. Why? because they thought of him as some kind of God and how could God falls from heaven? this story was true and it was published in the papers then..

      Of Course now Iran is more dependent on itself. Otherwise it would not have lost the war against Iraq. But its okay for people here think Bashir was devil for aligning himself with israel to defend the mere existance against the onslaught of PLO at least, then Syrian afterward. But its okay for Iran to deal with the Devil then and its okay for Iran to attack an arab country. They think its fight between brazzers..Well Iran was never arab and never will be. They hate the arab and they want to control everything around them. That’s where hezbollah, hamas and using al qaada when its sees fit. Besides Iran is holding many Bin Laden siblings hostage to use Bin Laden against the US and attack targets its please. what’s so odd is that Iran supplies Al Qaadea with weapons for two reasons. First one of course to attack the US troops and iraq troops in the mix. But also believe it or not is to attack shiites to create division between them. People say iran does not benefits from this division. YEs it would, it can have the shiites majority control the oil fields and leave the Sunnis high and dry. Bottom Line Iran is playing devil not an islamic nation as it pretends..

  3. VOICE OF TRUTH Avatar

    excerpt from wikipedia about the so called iran contra affair or scandal that contradicts specifically the statement of the iranian embassy in beirut.

    may be the iranian folks and they local followers consider wikipedia a zionist conspiracy that would fall in the same category as stl.

    nevertheless and despite what they think of it, wikipedia is a serious world reference for intellectuals and truth seekers.

    “The Iran–Contra affair[1] (Persian: ماجرای مک‌فارلین, Spanish: caso Irán-contras) was a political scandal in the United States that came to light in November 1986. During the Reagan administration, President Ronald Reagan and other senior U.S. officials secretly facilitated the sale of arms to Iran, the subject of an arms embargo.[2] At least some U.S. officials also hoped that the arms sales would secure the release of hostages and allow U.S. intelligence agencies to fund the Nicaraguan contras.

    The affair began as an operation to improve U.S.-Iranian relations. It was planned that Israel would ship weapons to a relatively moderate, politically influential group of Iranians, and then the U.S. would resupply Israel and receive the Israeli payment. The Iranian recipients promised to do everything in their power to achieve the release of six U.S. hostages, who were being held by the Lebanese Shia Islamist group Hezbollah, who in turn were unknowingly connected to the Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution. The plan deteriorated into an arms-for-hostages scheme, in which members of the executive branch sold weapons to Iran in exchange for the release of the American hostages.[3][4] Large modifications to the plan were devised by Lieutenant Colonel Oliver North of the National Security Council in late 1985, in which a portion of the proceeds from the weapon sales was diverted to fund anti-Sandinista and anti-communist rebels, or Contras, in Nicaragua.[5][6]…”

  4. Rubbish!!!!! We were still selling them weapons during the Iran – Iraq war!!!

  5. Yes all the Iranian Air force spare parts came off e-bay during the Iraq Iran war.

  6. wellsad jad

    look the iraninian people are very wonderful people but the irinian governement are liers and decievers

    just go back in history when they stole the shat al arab from iraq how could a good islamic state steal the land and oil from another islamic state neighboring country iraq; that resulted in 10 years wars and they were buying weapons and parts from israel all those years

    the truth is iran does,nt really care about any arabic people or arabic state because simply they are not arabic they are persians

    and if they are given the chance they will invade saudi arabia and steal there oil

    1. tarie al fanarie Avatar
      tarie al fanarie

      I totally agree with you Ahmad. Iran thinks very low of the arabs. They have no respect for the arabs and think they can push the arabs as the pleases. Even when the days of the Khomeini when they occupied shat al arab and isarel saved them from being wipes out because it provided weapons and spare parts for them.Now they’re denying the whole thing as if never happened. Or saying ridiculus things that the weapons were not a major factor. Its like somebody you invite for lunch and they finish the whole plate. After that you asked them if the food was good. They say it really didn’t taste good afterall. so why the hell keep on eating it. same for Iran if the weapons were not effective why you kept buying them for 8 yrs?

      Traitors traitors and traitors. If they were not ashamed of themselves for buying weapons from israel and the US. Then its no different from those who called the Christians In lebanon traitors because they did the same thing.

  7. well the arabic coutries should wake up and watchout for iran

    they have a hidden agenda they are planning to invade the middle east and expand what they believe should be the persian empire

    and the only reaso they hate israel now because israel is the only country in that area that has the power to stop them and spoil there plan and ruin there dream of forming the persian empire

    so egypet saudi kwait, dubai and iraq and the rest of the arabic states watch out from iran

  8. desktiger Avatar

    Yeh we know, you only tell the truth and nothing but the truth.

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