IRGC commander: Iran gave missile technology to Gaza

November 21, 2012 18:45


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Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander Maj. Gen. Mohammad Ali Jafari said in a news conference Wednesday that Iran had transferred missile technology to Gaza.

Asked to comment on reports that Iran has supplied the Hamas-controlled strip with its Fajr artillery missiles, Jafari said Tehran had "not made missiles available to the people of Gaza".

Instead Iran had "placed at [Gaza's] disposal only the technology and manufacturing knowledge of those missiles," Jafari said according to the IRGC's official news site, Sepah News.

The IRGC commander also commented on reports that Tehran is opposed to a ceasefire in Gaza.

"This report is wholly untrue and the Islamic Republic of Iran calls for a ceasefire that would be advantageous to the people of Gaza,"  Jafari said.

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