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Iran denies given about transfer of ballistic missiles to Shiite strength in Iraq - RIA Novosti, 9/1/2018


The Iranian Ghadr-F ballistic missile near a portrait of the ayatollah Ali Khamenei in Tehran. Archival photo
MOSCOW, 1 Sep — RIA Novosti. Tehran denies information of media on transfer to the pro-Iranian Shiite forces in Iraq ballistic missiles of small range, the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran Bakhram Kasemi.© RIA Novosti / Anton Denisov has said to Pass into an image bank Saudi Arabia supports introduction of additional sanctions against Iran "That information which was distributed and have published some media, about transfer of the Iranian rockets to Iraq, is unacceptable and based on a lie. This information is directed only to creation of fears against the countries of the region and continuation of political intimidation of Iran; it is absolutely false and ridiculous history" — the Mehr agency cites Kasemi's words. He has added that the only purpose of this information consists in rendering negative impact on the international relations of Iran, especially with neighboring countries. Earlier the Reuters agency with reference to sources in Iran, Iraq and the western countries has reported that Iran within the last several months has transferred to the pro-Iranian Shiite forces in Iraq ballistic missiles of small range and helps them to arrange independently production of such rockets for opposition to opponents in the region. According to them, Iran also helps Shiites to begin to create own rockets. It is noted that it is about the Zilzal rockets, "Fatekh-110" and Zolfaqar of the Iranian production, which range from 200 to 700 kilometers. The agency notes that Riyadh in Saudi Arabia and Tel Aviv in Israel will appear within reach if these rockets are placed in the South or the West of Iraq. Sources have said that supervision of implementation of the program is exercised by the head of special forces "Kuds" of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) general Kassem of Soleimani.© of AFP 2018/Mohammed Huwais of the Deputy Minister of Defence of Yemen has said that Iran is involved in the conflict in странеПо to the words of sources, the decision to use formations for production of rockets in Iraq has been made 18 months ago, but process has begun several months ago. Sources have noted that the plants at which rockets are manufactured in Iraq are in Az-Zafraniya's places to the east from Baghdad and Dzhurf as-Sakhr to the north from Karbala, one more source has declared the plant in the Iraqi Kurdistan. By data the Reuters, these areas are under control of Shiite formations. It is noted that Iraqis also studied in Iran to targeting of rockets. Also one of the Iraqi sources has noted that "to the Iraqi intelligence it is clear that such rocket arsenal sent by Iran intends not for fight against Islamic State terrorists * and as a way of pressure which Iran can use being involved in the regional conflict".* The terrorist group banned in Russia.

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