The Growing Iran-Syria Military Alliance

Diposkan oleh Muhammad Tsani Abdul Hakim on Saturday, August 13, 2011

Iran Agrees To Fund Syrian Military Base -- The Telegraph



Iran has agreed to fund a new multi-million-dollar military base on the Syrian coast to make it easier to ship weapons and other military hardware between the two countries, according to Western intelligence reports.



Under the terms of the deal, which was concluded after a high-level Syrian delegation visited Tehran, Iran is to assist with the development of a new military compound at Latakia airport which will be completed by the end of next year. The aim of the agreement is to open a supply route that will enable Iran to transfer military hardware directly to Syria.



Western security officials say the deal was agreed following a visit to Tehran in June by Muhammad Nasif Kheirbek, Syria's deputy vice-president for security affairs and an ally of President Bashar al-Assad.



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My Comment: Syria is playing a pivotal role in expanding Iranian influence. This new base is only an extension of this influence.

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