Israel: Iran Seeks Deal for Long-Term Syria Garrison

(Reuters) Israeli Intelligence Minister Israel Katz said Monday that President Bashar al-Assad was ready to permit Iran to set up military bases in Syria that would pose a long-term threat to Israel. "In these very days, Assad and Iran are nearing the signing of a long-term agreement that would anchor Iran's military presence in Syria, resembling the agreement that was signed between Assad and the Russians." Katz said the plan was for an Iranian naval port, bases for Iran's air and ground forces, and "tens of thousands of Shiite militiamen being brought in from various countries" to fight alongside their Iranian and Hizbullah co-religionists in Syria.

2017-09-12 00:00:00

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