Iran Is Moving Missiles To Iraq, Report Finds

From Breitbart:
A report published by Reuters on Friday revealed that Iran is moving ballistic missiles into Iraq, placing the weapons in the hands of its Shiite militia proxies to expand its ability to hit targets across the Middle East in a regional conflict or war against Western powers.

The Reuters piece is sourced to “three Iranian officials, two Iraqi intelligence sources and two Western intelligence sources.” According to these sources, Iran is not only shipping short-range ballistic missiles to its Iraqi allies but teaching them how to build their own weapons.

“The logic was to have a backup plan if Iran was attacked. The number of missiles is not high, just a couple of dozen, but it can be increased if necessary,” one of the Iranian officials explained.

Naturally, the theocratically-controlled Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and its overseas dirty-tricks unit, the Quds Force, is carrying out the scheme:

The Zelzal, Fateh-110 and Zolfaqar missiles in question have ranges of about 200 km to 700 km, putting Saudi Arabia’s capital Riyadh or the Israeli city of Tel Aviv within striking distance if the weapons were deployed in southern or western Iraq.

The Quds Force, the overseas arm of Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), has bases in both those areas. Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani is overseeing the program, three of the sources said.

Reuters was not able to get a comment on the record from any of the governments involved in the story, including the Israelis, but they probably are not thrilled by the prospect of factories in Iraqi Shiite strongholds cranking out missiles that could hit Tel Aviv.

The Times of Israel posted satellite photos on Friday of alleged Iranian surface-to-air missile factories in Syria. Those facilities appear to be protected by Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile batteries. The Israeli military is believed to have targeted missile production facilities in Syria that were seen as a threat to Israel’s security…

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