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U.S. report: Israel sets up base in Eritrea to monitor Iran

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By Tesfa-Alem Tekle
 
December 17, 2012 (ADDIS ABABA) - Israel has opened a military bases in Eritrea to monitor and avert rival Iran’s hostile activities in the Red Sea which could eventually pose a threat to its national security, a report by Stratfor Global Intelligence claims.
 
According to the US-based strategy consultancy firm, Israeli has deployed its intelligence units, docks and small naval units at the selected bases in Dahlak Island and Massawa port of Eritrea.
 
“Israel’s presence in Eritrea is very focused and precise, involving intelligence gathering in the Red Sea and monitoring Iran’s activities,” the report said.
 
It claims the Israeli intelligence unit will be tasked with, amongst other objectives, tracking down Iranian arms smuggling across Eritrea, much of which is allegedly bound to militants in the Middle East who are hostile to Israel.
 
It is alleged that ships loaded with rockets and other weaponry travel through Eritrea to Sudan and Egypt, from where the cargo is then transferred via land routes to the Hamas-controlled Gaza strip or shipped to militants in Syria and Lebanon.
 
In the past, Israeli planes have allegedly carried out air strikes against arms convoys and other targets in Sudan.
 
Last October, tensions between Sudan and Israel heightened after Israel did not deny carrying out an air strike against the Yarmouk missile factory on the outskirts Khartoum.
 
Khartoum said Israeli attacks are provocative incursions and issued a warning, saying Sudan has the right to retaliate.
 
According to the report, Eritrea also accommodates Iranian military operations “relevant to Tehran’s larger goal of controlling the Bab el-Mandab Strait and the water route to the Suez Canal.”

“In exchange for resources, possibly including modest amounts of cash and weapons, Eritrea has exhibited a willingness to become a base of support for Middle Eastern powers,” it added.
 
There was no official response from the government in Asmara with regards to the report.
 
(ST)

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  • 18 December 2012 06:57, by Bentiu Elite

    This is a TOM and Jerry Play. And the question is: who is Tom? and who is Jerry here!

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    • 18 December 2012 10:59, by South South

      Very nice our Almighty Israel, teach these penguins lesson they will not for get

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      • 18 December 2012 11:06, by South South

        Norther Sudanese,
        Watch up, Israel is coming after you. You were very surprised yesterday when I call you a lair, why ? Yes, you are a lair and here is my reason:
        1- a few days ago, I said that meat costs 60 SP in Khartoum. You came out snd said that meat costs 7 or 8 SP, that is a lie
        2- Yesterday you said USA $ is exchanged by 4:4 SP, that again is a big lie, USA is exchanged by 6:85 SP,

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        • 18 December 2012 11:36, by South South

          Northern Sudanese,
          Israel and South Sudan are working day and night to teach penguins very dear lessons, look now no buses in Khartoum and people can not go to work. Do you know why ? South Sudan oil is a big problem. Penguins, what is bad for you make me laugh. I know you lie again and say " no, we do not have transportation problem".

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          • 18 December 2012 16:56, by sudani ana

            South South
            What happended to the photo of the shot down sudanese plane that you promised us yesterday??????

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            • 18 December 2012 18:31, by South South

              Sudani ana,
              I did not promise yesterday that picture will be displayed. I said what will people who are denying it said if the picture is displayed tomorrow. Iam not a lair like Northern Sudanese who said the following:
              1- Meat in Sudan costs 7 to 8 SP, lie, meat costs 60 SP
              2- USA dollar costs 4.4 SP, lie, it US $ is 6.85 SP
              In Sudan today, there are no buses, people can not go to work.

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    • 18 December 2012 12:06, by okucu pa lotinokwan

      Soon Eritrea will be the refree,well done Job Isreal,for you God is with you because people in this world especiall middle East countries are agianst you.
      OKUCU

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  • 18 December 2012 08:39, by Makunon

    One step, second step is to capture Sudan and sets another base in PortSudan to stop those mosquitoes from making noises.

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  • 18 December 2012 09:01, by EES Kingmaker

    Israel has done the right thing in the reigion. Iran is a terrorist nation that respects no International laws, treaties and obligations. Its activties must be checked if Israel and the whole world remain secure from Iranian rogue tendencies.

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  • 18 December 2012 19:50, by Nguetbuny de Luelpiny

    Good Job Israeli! Right! Israeli should Allied with African countries to block invasion for Africa & Israeli. Help with High-tech training to South Sudan Army to over North Sudan settlers. The Israeli & African must ally to survive in the world. If supplies SPLA with Makava,Jetfighters,they can muscles north in the matters of a weeks if action started. Iran have a man power over Isreal,dangerous

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