Iran buys North Korean WMD for Syria, midget submarines for both

Posted: October 26, 2009 in Iran, Israel, Middle East
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DEBKAfile Special report
October 25, 2009, 11:24 AM (GMT+02:00)

minisubThe US Congressional Research Service reveals that Iran has helped Syria obtain “various forms of weapons of mass destruction” and missiles, as well as buying midget submarines – all from North Korea. DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the North Korean miniature subs are capable of dropping small teams of commando forces on enemy shores, damaging large warships and mining the approaches of naval bases and harbors.

They are capable of sowing EM-52 “rising mines” originally developed by China, which lurk on deep sea beds until triggered by a passing ship to release a missile which shoots up to strike its hull. This weapon substantially enhances the Syrian and Iranian navies’ menace, a development Israel will have take into account in the defenses of its Mediterranean naval bases and commercial ports.

http://www2.debka.com/headline.php?hid=6339

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