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    Hezbollah fighter looks toward Syria while standing in the fields of the Lebanese border village of Brital, Lebanon. (File)

    Kerry Accuses Iran of Arming Hezbollah With 80,000 Rockets

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    The United States shares Saudi Arabia’s concerns of Iran supplying the Hezbollah Shiite militia with up to 80,000 rockets through Syria, US State Secretary John Kerry said Saturday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Speaking at a press conference alongside Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Jubeir in Riyadh, Kerry said the concerns were the reason why Washington maintains certain sanctions imposed on Iran.

    "I mean, Hizballah has 70-, 80,000 rockets. What do they need that for? It seems to me that – and much of it’s supplied, obviously, across the border from Iran through Damascus," Kerry said, using an alternate spelling of the Lebanon-based militia banned by the US government.

    Hezbollah has been fighting insurgents in Syria, including the al-Nusra Front terrorist group.

    "So these are concerns that we share, which is why the arms component, the missile component, the human rights component, the state sponsor of terror component are all part of the continued sanctions of the United States and the agreement," Kerry said.

    Tehran was found in compliance of dismantling a major part of its nuclear program last week, paving the way for the lifting of economic sanctions as outlined in the landmark nuclear agreement reached with world powers last summer.

    The Sunni Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is among Iran’s regional rivals, including Israel, that have opposed the nuclear deal. Riyadh has cut off diplomatic ties with Tehran early in January.


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    • Drain the swamp
      The devil works through human beings, and skulLnbones kerry is a good example.
    • AnomicDust
      80K missiles are terrorism against IDF. In case they start something again. Nothing illegal about self defense. A few thousand Hezbollah defeated more islamist radicals than the US ever will - that is what hurts the pro-zionists most.
    • avatar
      Hezbollah is fighting ISIL and terrorists and trying to stabilize the situation in Syria. Israel and US and Turkey and Saudis prefer ISIL to Assad. So who are the good and bad guys again? *rhetorical question*
    • Well as long as those rockets don't go to your friends kerry that's a good news!
    • avatar
      And Turkey has supplied ISIS and Saudi Arabia has supplied Al Qaeda, what's his point. He has no issue with his allies supplying groups the US considers terrorists.
    • avatar
      Bug off Kerry. What Iran, Hezbollah or anyone else in the Middle East does is none of your business, you prostitute of Rothschild "money."
    • avatar
      Tell you what Kerry, cease supplying the Zionist Entity billions in weapons annually, and Iran might cease arming Hezbollah.
    • So,what is your problem Kerry..? Those missiles are to be used on your so called moderate terrorists and those scumbags that living on the huge squatters stolen land of Palestine..!
    • Blackie
      Self defense is now terrorism?
    • Blackie
      US-Al-Queada.........."same same"
    • Baybars
      Bullshite. Another Iraq 'weapons of mass destruction' claim by the imperialists. Listen to Kerrys' vague words
      "much of it's supplied, obviously..." He does not Know who supplied what, does not Know how many missiles he is really talking about and to make you feel stupid too, he uses the word 'obviously' as though these lies should be taken as natural events which should not be questioned.
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      Iran is worried over Saudi and U.S placement of Wahhabi's around. And Arming DAESH. the MASTER of terrorism, coup d etat and more, worried about allowing people to defend themselves.
      Russia is worried about U.S creating a PROXI war in Syria. How about that?
      Decent KERRY , became a total douche.
      Saudi is the house of TERRORISTS. Anyways. Israel is taking the farms of Palestine by force, armed by U.S and NATO. What about that TOO?
      HHMMM..Guess they think that because they GAG the press, is all ok.
    • avatar
      And this nonsense is coming from Kerry, a war criminal from his vietnam days... yanks are useless.
    • Why listen to Ketchup Kerry. He is the front line village idiot for Washington
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      I'm always amazed at what the terrorist American government knows and doesn't know. Now aren't Hezbollah considered moderate terrorists. Moderate terrorists are supported by America since they murder more humanly.
      I don't see the problem here.
    • avatar
      Pot, kettle, black comes to mind.
    • Pelagius
      “What I’m really talking about is how eight or nine neoconservative, radicals* if you will, overthrew the American government. Took it over,” he said of his forthcoming book. “It’s not only that the neocons took it over but how easily they did it — how Congress disappeared, how the press became part of it, how the public acquiesced.”

      Hersh then brought up the widespread looting that took place in Baghdad after the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. “In the Cheney shop, the attitude was, ‘What’s this? What are they all worried about, the politicians and the press, they’re all worried about some looting? … Don’t they get it? We’re gonna change mosques into cathedrals. And when we get all the oil, nobody’s gonna give a damn.'”

      “That’s the attitude,” he continued. “We’re gonna change mosques into cathedrals. That’s an attitude that pervades, I’m here to say, a large percentage of the Joint Special Operations Command.”

      He then alleged that Gen. Stanley McChrystal, who headed JSOC before briefly becoming the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, and his successor, Vice Adm. William McRaven, as well as many within JSOC, “are all members of, or at least supporters of, Knights of Malta.”

      Skull & Bones + Jesuits + Knights of Malta







    • avatar
      Guilty as charged and proud. Better than arming ZioWahhabis and their Daesh and Alqaeda terrorists.
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