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Photo Forgery?

November 17, 2009, 6:41 AM
Last week Israel released photographs claiming to prove that Iran is importing weapons to Hezbollah militia, but Iranian news agencies have since retorted with evidence that the images were forged. “Israeli naval sources recently claimed that they found a large cache of Iranian-made arms when they stormed a vessel near Cyprus in the Mediterranean Sea. They claimed that the ship was heading for the Hezbollah resistance movement, either in Lebanon or Syria. Iran instantly dismissed the claims, issuing a statement with which it condemned Israel's many acts of piracy in international waters. But the Israeli government persisted in its accusations, releasing what it claimed to be photos and documents in an effort to implicate the Iranian government in the matter. The photos and documents were carried by a number of leading newspapers in the West, including The Los Angeles Times.”
 

Photo Forgery?

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