Some facts indicate that Belarus is an active and willing exporter of arms. It has technical capabilities and financial incentives to participate in arms transfer with countries implicated in sponsoring terrorism such as Iran, Syria and Sudan.
The Islamic Republic of Iran became the next big friend of Belarus after Saddam Hussein’s regime fell in 2003. Iranian and Belarusian officials had met before the second Iraq war; however, following the fall of Saddam’s Iraq, Belarusian-Iranian relations in economic, diplomatic, and military areas rapidly took off.
Belarus, located in the heart of Europe, was becoming increasingly interested in economic and diplomatic cooperation with various African states. What went largely unreported by media and official statements was the fact that many of the above mentioned potential trade partners had lax anti-money laundering laws.