The Strategic Alliance Between Iran and Syria

[MEMRI] Y. Mansharof and O. Winter - Cooperation between Iran and Syria has recently broadened in a variety of areas, including the military, security, economic and scientific spheres. On June 16, 2006, one month before the 2006 Hizbullah-Israel war, Asharq Al-Awsat reported on a military cooperation agreement between Iran and Syria. The agreement stipulated that Iran would fund Syria's purchase of military equipment from Russia, China, and Ukraine, and would train Syrian navy personnel. Syria, in turn, would continue to permit the flow of Iranian military aid to Hizbullah in Lebanon to pass through its territory.

2007-08-14 01:00:00

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