Iran is spreading its tentacles and is directly helping Syrian President Bashar Assad, aiding the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and assisting Sudan, IDF Intelligence Major-General Aviv Kochavi told the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee Tuesday.
The Islamic Republic is “infiltrating and aiding organizations and governments” in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Iraq, Yemen and Sudan, as well as Gaza, Kochavi stated.
He explained that Iran is worried about the Arab Spring uprisings, particularly in Syria, where the surge could cost the Islamic Republic its important ally if Assad is toppled.
The head of Military Intelligence confirmed previous reports that Iran is actively supplying Assad’s secret police and army with techniques and equipment to suppress the demonstrations that threaten his regime.
He also said that Iran is directly trying to influence Egyptian politics through the Muslim Brotherhood, which spawned the Hamas terrorist organization.
The Knesset committee also heard that Iran was involved in the border infiltrations from Syria into the Golan Heights last month.
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