SAMs to Hezbollah?

Jane’s Defence Weekly reports that Iran is expected to supply Hezbollah with surface to air missiles to attack Israeli aircraft in the near future:

Iran will supply Hezbollah with surface-to-air missile systems in the coming months, boosting the guerrillas’ defences against Israeli aircraft, according to a report by specialist magazine Jane’s Defence Weekly, citing unnamed Western diplomatic sources.

In a meeting, held late last month, the Lebanese Shiite Muslim militia called on Tehran to “accelerate and extend the scope of weapon shipments from Iran to the Islamic Resistance, particularly advanced missiles against ground and air targets.”

Hezbollah’s representatives pressed for “an array of more advanced weaponry, including more advanced SAM (surface-to-air missile) systems,” Jane’s said Friday.

I assume the administration has had, for some time, a long-range plan for dealing with Iran, but events, as usual, are in the saddle.

Via Blog of the Week Vital Perspective.


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