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Qatar denies reports Iran transporting arms to Lebanon via Doha

October 22, 2018 at 3:31 pm

The Qatari government has denied rumours that a cargo plane carrying weapons from Iran landed in Doha before heading to Beirut, according to an official statement issued by the Qatari Ministry of Transport and Communications yesterday.

“Qatar’s Ministry of Transport and Communications is aware of the surprising news being reported in some media outlets, which claims that arms shipments have passed through Doha from Tehran in a cargo aircraft that landed at Hamad International Airport and then left for the Lebanese capital Beirut,” the ministry’s statement read.

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“This story is completely baseless. After reviewing the records and comparing them to the stories being reported, it was confirmed beyond doubt that this story is incorrect and not based on any facts.”

The ministry also stressed that it “condemns the false allegations that Qatar facilitates the transfer of arms.”