Lebanese aviation chief denies Iranian planes carrying arms to Hezbollah
Lebanon’s Civil Aviation Director General Fadi al-Hassan on Thursday denied a media report claiming that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard might take advantage of the flights of Iranian airline Meraj to transfer arms and sensitive equipment to Hezbollah.
“This report is baseless,” al-Hassan told al-Jadeed television.
“The air company, which operated its first flight to Beirut’s international airport on November 14, meets all the security requirements,” al-Hassan added.
“The timing of this report harms the reputation of Beirut’s airport,” he said.
The report had been recently broadcast by the Saudi-owned Al-Hadath television.