Iran rejected on Tuesday a report by Fox News claiming that Tehran has smuggled arms components into Lebanon.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi denounced the anti-Iran allegations raised in the Fox News report, saying that spreading such false news has become commonplace in recent days and weeks, the Ministry’s website quoted the spokesman as saying during interview with Al-Alam TV channel.
Qassemi said such reports “indicate an escalation of the psychological war waged by anti-Iran centers.”
Earlier on Tuesday, Fox News claimed that an Iranian civil aviation company is suspected of smuggling arms into Lebanon.
It quoted Western intelligence sources as saying the airplane has carried components for manufacturing precise weapons in Iranian factories inside Lebanon.