A report reveals the details of the participation of an Iraqi faction leader of a Lebanese wanted to import pieces of Hezbollah drones
The newspaper "The National" the UAE revealed in a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] with Samir Pro required US charges of supplying planes to cut the march of Allah , the party he founded the company "Gulf Bird" to fly in 2007, with the participation of the commander of " the " Iraqi Brigades of Imam Ali, cub Mohsen Obaid al - Zaidi , On the US sanctions list for working for the Iranian Revolutionary Guards.
The newspaper pointed out that the US Treasury imposed sanctions on Zaidi last November for allegedly acting on behalf of the "Quds Force" of the Revolutionary Guards in support of "Hezbollah." As for Pro, I pointed out that Washington accused him months ago last January of conspiring to export drones and its technology illegally to Hezbollah.
In detail, Washington said Pro had facilitated the transfer of jet engines and internal combustion engines from the United States to [url=https://www.thebaghdadpost.com/ar/Story/t/63/%D8%AD%D8%B2%D8%A8 %D8%A7%D9%84%D9%84%D9%87]Hezbollah[/url] between 2009 and 2010.
Pro has used Dubai-based aircraft maker SAB to send the engines to Lebanon, according to the US Treasury. More than a year before these alleged activities, the newspaper reported that Pro and Zaidi, along with five others, founded Gulf Bird, which was registered to own, lease and lease aircraft, according to Lebanese commercial records seen by the paper. Pro does not appear to have established other companies in Lebanon, according to the newspaper.
For his part, Director General of Civil Aviation at Beirut Airport, Mohamed Shihab-Eldin, said that "Gulf Bird" did not apply for the license required to operate the aircraft.
Former Iraqi parliamentarian Sami al-Askari, who co-founded the company, said it had "no activity" and no longer existed, adding that he had signed "a number of papers" on behalf of his friends at the time, "who wanted to set up an airline in Lebanon."
Askari said his partner wanted "someone with a European passport and asked for my help." Commercial radio shows that al-Askari registered his name as the founder of "Gulf Bird," while Pro registers the company using his Lebanese nationality, although he holds a British passport.
As for Zaidi, who owns 49% of Gulf Bird, Treasury says he has engaged in illegal activities in Lebanon, claiming that he has close business ties with Hezbollah officials and that he was a founder and partner of Global Cleaners.
Treasury also says that Zaidi took over the financial coordination between the Quds Force and armed groups in Iraq and helped facilitate Iraqi investments on behalf of the corps commander, Major General Qassim Soleimani, and that he appeared alongside Soleimani on at least four occasions.
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