Sunday, June 18, 2006

PA Awaits Iranian Aircraf Delivery

Middle East Newsline:
The Palestinian Authority has been awaiting aircraft and combat vehicles from Iran. Palestinian Foreign Minister Mahmoud Zahar said Iran has been preparing to deliver two aircraft and 300 vehicles to the PA. Zahar said Iran would soon send the platforms to the Gaza Strip.

Zahar did not identify the aircraft or vehicles. But officials said the platforms would include helicopters as well as cars for the police and security forces.

Iran has also pledged million to the PA. Zahar suggested that the money would be brought to the Gaza Strip by Hamas couriers.