Israel displays arms seized from Iran
Prime Minister Netanyahu is fiercely critical of Iran's new government, despite Iranian attempt at reform. (AFP/File)
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a press conference Monday to reveal arms recently seized by the Israeli navy. Israeli officials say the arms were traveling from Iran to Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.
In his speech at Eilat port, Netanyahu blasted the West for its recent efforts to thaw relations with Iran.
“We have been witness to the smiles and the handshakes between representatives of the West and the heads of the Iranian regime in Tehran, even as these missiles were being unloaded here in Eilat,” he said.
"They want to continue perpetuating the illusion that Iran has changed direction. The facts that we are showing here, on this platform, show the complete opposite," the prime minster added.
The Klos-C ship had 40 long-range M-302 rockets, 181 122mm mortar shells, and roughly 400,000 7.62 caliber rounds.
The crew is set to be released in a few days, as Israeli officials believe the crew was genuinely unaware of their illegal cargo.
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