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Tuesday, July 20, 2004

Israel's head of Military Intelligence research:

Iran may give WMDs to Hez b'Allah

Haaretz: Iran is liable to give Hezbollah nonconventional weapons, Brig. Gen. Yossi Kuperwasser, the head of Military Intelligence's research department, warned the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee yesterday.

Committee chairman Yuval Steinitz (Likud) said Kuperwasser was primarily referring to the danger that Iran would give Hezbollah chemical weapons.

Kuperwasser also noted that Iran, Syria and Hezbollah were encouraging Palestinian terror groups to commit attacks by paying fat bonuses to those who do so. Thus the real danger of Hezbollah acquiring chemical weapons, Steinitz said, lay in the fact that the organization might transfer them to Palestinian terror groups.