Syria and Iran supplying their client well. “Hezbollah armed with improved missiles – US,” from the BBC, April 28:
The US defence secretary has warned that Hezbollah now has more rockets and missiles than most governments.
Robert Gates accused Syria and Iran of supplying weapons of “ever-increasing capability” to the military wing of the Lebanese Shia Islamist movement.
“This is obviously destabilising for the whole region,” he said following talks with his Israeli counterpart.
But Mr Gates did not say if Syria was supplying Hezbollah with Scud ballistic missiles, as Israel has alleged….
After meeting Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak in Washington on Tuesday, Mr Gates said Syria and Iran was “providing Hezbollah with rockets and missiles of ever-increasing capability”.
US worries about Syrian intentions
“And we’re at a point now, where Hezbollah has far more rockets and missiles than most governments in the world, and this is obviously destabilising for the whole region and we’re watching it very carefully,” he told a news conference at the Pentagon.
Mr Barak also warned that Syria was arming Hezbollah with “weapons systems that can turn or disrupt the very delicate balance in Lebanon”.
But he played down the chances of war over the alleged transfers.
“We do not intend to provoke any kind of major collision in Lebanon, or vis-a-vis Syria… but we are watching closely these developments and think that they do not contribute to stability in the region.”…
Well, at least it’s good that you’re watching.