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Israel claims Iran sent Libya's Haftar anti-tank arms

Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, Danny Danon speaks during a UN Security Council meeting on May 15, 2018, at UN Headquarters in New York. [HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images]
Permanent Representative of Israel to the United Nations, Danny Danon speaks during a UN Security Council meeting on 15 May 2018 at UN Headquarters in New York. [HECTOR RETAMAL/AFP via Getty Images]

Israel’s UN envoy has alleged Iran sent Libyan renegade general Khalifa Haftar advanced anti-tank munitions during his push to seize Tripoli from the internationally-recognized government, Anadolu reports.

“In November 2019, imagery surfaced of four Iranian “Dehlaviyeh” anti-tank guided missile systems being employed by militias associated with General Haftar’s forces in Libya,” Danny Danon charged in a letter May 8 to the Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

“The presence of this advanced Iranian-manufactured system on Libyan soil is another grave violation of Security Council resolution 2231 (2015), as set forth in article 6 (b) of annex B, which prevents ‘the supply, sale, or transfer of arms or related materiel from Iran,’” he added.

Danon was referring to UN-imposed arms embargo on Libya.

The Dehlaviyeh, or RAAD, is an anti-tank wire-guided missile system manufactured in Iran capable of penetrating armored vehicles.

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