Stop Fundamentalism – Al-Zaman daily reported on May 13 that Iranâ€™s Iran has provided the al-Qaeda in Iraq with some advanced weapons including anti-aircraft missiles.
Iraqi sources revealed that the Iranâ€™s Revolutionary Guards had given al-Qaeda in Iraq, Strela-type SAM-7 surface-to-air missiles, modern explosives, and a large number of personnel arms including Kalashnikovs and BKC machineguns.
Al-Qaeda in Iraq is believed to be led by Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, who is on the United Statesâ€™ wanted list.
The report reveals that representatives of Al-Zarqawiâ€™s group met in Beirut with members of the Iran-backed Lebanese group Hezbollah and through them established channels with Tehran.
Three close aides to Al-Zarqawi traveled to Iran via a security checkpoint in the Iraqi border province of Al-Amara from where they met with Iranian officials.