Iran is a major source of small-arms ammunition to conflicts raging across Africa, according to a report by the private British-based arms-trafficking research company Conflict Armament Research Ltd. (CAR) . . . click HERE
to read the report . . . the investigation found Iranian state-manufactured Kalashnikov rifle cartridges used in conflicts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guinea, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan, South Sudan, and Uganda over the past seven years . . . the report revealed Tehran had distributed the ammunition via secretive networks to a wide array of combatants even in regions under United Nations arms embargoes . . . however, CAR explained, “The only case to indicate the sustained—and potentially escalating—supply of Iranian material is Sudan. In this case there is growing evidence to indicate large-scale supplies of weapons and ammunition from Iran to Sudan and Iranian technical assistance in Sudanese weapons production” . . . Tehran’s involvement in the African arms trade probably reflects its efforts to earn hard currency and promote radical anti-Western insurgents . . . the widespread circulation of Iranian ammunition across Africa also reflects the relative ineffectiveness of UN arms embargoes.