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  8/24/2012, Elul 6, 5772

Report: Iran Pressed Syria to Give Weapons to Hizbullah


Entities in Tehran recently put pressure on Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to transfer part of his chemical weapons arsenal to Lebanese Shi'ite terror group Hizbullah, according to the Ma'ariv daily. The newspaper cited intelligence information received by the United States and its allies.

The report follows the statement by U.S. President Barack Obama that the use or movement of chemical weapons by the Assad regime will change the American administration's thinking about military involvement in the fighting between the Damascus government and opposition forces, which has claimed an estimated 25,000 lives in the last year and a half.