Iran and Syria are reportedly smuggling weapons to Hezbollah through Iraqi airports, to avoid IDF attacks on weapons convoys crossing the border from Syria to Lebanon, Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Seyassah reported.

According to the report, this method of smuggling arms has been agreed on by the two sides two months ago.

A source in the Iraqi ruling party told the paper that while senior Iraqi officials aide Tehran and Damascus in smuggling weapons to Hezbollah, Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki is unaware of it.

Lebanese officials close to Hezbollah and to the Assad regime in Syria, however, know of the smuggling and turn a blind eye to it, according to the report.

"The weapons transfer is done twice to three times a year, from different airports in Iraq," the Iraqi Shi'ite official was quoted as saying by the paper.

"Al-Maliki suspects something is going on, but the Iranian regime receives intelligence on any intention to search planes that arrive in Baghdad on their way to Beirut," he added.

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