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Iran and Syria: friendship, billion dollars, espionage against Israel and 50 tons of uranium

Opening a high-level international meeting on 15 in January, Secretary of the Office of the Prime Minister of Syria Taysir al-Zuabi and Advisor to Iran’s First Vice-President Kazemi Kumi discussed ways of development of trade and economic relations between the two countries. The Iranian side expressed the readiness of the Islamic Republic to share its experience in overcoming the crisis with Syria, and the Syrian side expressed gratitude to the people and the government of Iran for the support that they provide to Syria in opposing the sanctions.

Iran and Syria: friendship, billion dollars, espionage against Israel and 50 tons of uranium

At a meeting later that day with Syrian Prime Minister Wael Nadir al-Khaliki, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad indicatedthat a comprehensive increase in the level of Iranian-Syrian relations will benefit the peoples of the two countries and will have a stimulating effect on peace and the development of the Middle Eastern region. Comrade Ahmadinejad appealed to two countries to further develop the sphere of comprehensive economic cooperation.

At the same time, the Iranian head of state expressed hope for an early end to the "conspiracies" against Syria, as well as the restoration of peace and stability there.

In turn, Wael Nadir al-Khaliqi said that Syria is under economic pressure from the West. In addition, he said that the opposition is causing damage to the infrastructure. However, according to him, the Syrian people will undoubtedly pass all tests.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad pointed to the difficulties imposed by the Syrian people and сказал:

“There is no adequate solution to the crisis, except for ending the violence, achieving national understanding and holding elections in Syria. We pray for the Syrians to overcome the difficult conditions imposed on this people at the expense of hope, cheerfulness and unanimity. ”

The Iranian President confirmed the expansion of relations between Tehran and Damascus and then called for the use of the economic potential of the two countries for the benefit of the two peoples.

The Syrian Prime Minister responded by saying that imperialism is trying to exert economic pressure on the Syrian people, but the Syrians will actively resist foreign domination. Also, comrade al-Khalki called the achievements of Iranians in various fields a source of pride for all independent freedom-loving peoples of the world, noting that the Syrian people are very pleased with the success of Iran.

The same day, negotiations were held between the Syrian Prime Minister and other representatives of the Iranian leadership. As a result of the meetings, the two sides came out with a unanimous condemnation of the actions of Western countries interfering in the internal affairs of Syria.

On January 16, a representative of Iran’s Supreme Spiritual Leader and National Security Secretary of the Islamic Republic, Saeed Jalili, met with Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halki. Comrade Jalili praised the role of the Syrian people in resisting external aggression. At this meeting, we are talking about Israel.

Iran's National Security Secretary saidthat the destruction of public facilities, infrastructure, industrial facilities, oil pipelines and power lines is aimed at harming the Syrian people. He said that the Zionist regime of Israel and its sponsors cannot be allowed to achieve harmful goals. Said Jalili also noted that the policy of the West and other countries sponsoring terrorism cannot be justified. The Syrian Prime Minister responded by saying that terrorist elements are destroying the infrastructure of cities in order to put pressure on civilians. Saying that the pressure on Syria comes from the Zionist regime and the West, Comrade Al-Halki explained that this is revenge on the Syrian people for supporting the resistance of the patriotic forces to the Zionists.

Columnist "Voices of Russia" Vladimir Sazhin recalls that even before the start of the conflict in Syria, Iran was the main foreign investor in this country. True, many joint plans were not realized due to the Syrian war.

However, now that both countries are in the blockade, according to Taysir al-Zuabi, "all obstacles to the development of trade, economic and financial cooperation will be removed, which will strengthen bilateral ties." The adviser to the Iranian vice-president, Hassan Kazemi Kumi, in turn, noted that Tehran and Damascus "will unite their potentials in counteracting the economic blockade."

Thus, in the face of a common enemy, the two countries decided to join forces.

On the eve of the conflict, in 2011, an agreement on seventeen points was reached between Iran and Syria: cooperation in the areas of trade, investment, industry, transport and communications, agriculture and many others was envisaged. In addition, an agreement was reached on the construction of the Iran-Iraq-Syria-Lebanon-Mediterranean gas pipeline (the cost of the transaction is 10 billion dollars). These plans can be called an attempt to major integration of the economies of the two states. It was even planned to create an Iranian-Syrian bank with a central office in Damascus.

But the civil war in Syria, supporting the West and some Arab countries, crossed out all the 2011 integration economic plans of the year. Today in Syria, inflation, food shortages - and this against the background of rapid growth in government spending, since there has been a war for almost two years. Alone, Syria is actually opposed not only by the so-called “opposition” (SSA), but also by mercenaries from various countries, right up to al-Qaida fighters dreaming of world sharia, and some countries of Western Europe, where Syria also dream of many aggressive people from the Arab neighborhoods.

The Iranian economy, strangled by EU and US sanctions, is also experiencing hard times. As Vladimir Sazhin reminds, the national currency of Iran also fell. Unemployment is rising in the country. But what is important, and in such a difficult time, Tehran is seeking opportunities to support its ally. For example, in December 2011, Ayatollah Khamenei approved the transfer of aid to Damascus in the amount of 5,8 billion dollars. Experts have data that according to which, in 2012, Iran provided the government of Bashar al-Assad with more than 10 billion.

Nina Mammadova, economist in international affairs, head of the Iranian sector of the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, says:

“At present, when Tehran and Damascus are trying to resist economic pressure and the sword of Damocles of foreign military strike weighs over them, it is trade and economic ties between them that are one of the main means of survival. By supporting the current regime of Bashar Assad, Tehran is seeking to save its funds already invested in Syria. But the main thing is to protect our previously sufficiently strong economic positions in this country. After all, before the start of the conflict, the Iranian business occupied a rather prominent place in the economic life of Syria. ”

The latest negotiations at the highest level are precisely aimed at restoring the economic cooperation between Iran and Syria. The two countries that common enemies are trying to overcome will try to find ways to survive together in conditions of international sanctions and pressure.

By the way, in addition to the revival of the economic component of cooperation, Syria and Iran express a single point of view on international political issues.

In parallel with the negotiations in Tehran, there was a debate in the UN Security Council on anti-terrorism activities. At this debate, Iran’s permanent representative to the UN, Mohammad Hazai saidthat in the fight against terrorism there should be no place for politicization and double standards. On January 15, he spoke on behalf of the Non-Aligned Movement and demanded that the global community evaluate the terrorist attack at the Syrian University of Aleppo. Comrade Hazai stressed:

“The Non-Aligned Movement has always supported a decisive fight against all manifestations of terrorism and believes that efforts in this direction should be free from politicization and double standards. Otherwise, they will go into the wrong direction and instead of fighting terrorism will give fertile ground for the impunity of criminals. ”

He believes that anti-terrorism activities should be based on international cooperation, and the UN should play a “coordinating role” in it.

Syria’s Permanent Representative to the UN, Bashar Jafari, also spoke to him. He criticized the Security Council precisely for double standards. After all, if the Security Council shows unity in the issue of countering the Islamists of Mali, then it also closes its eyes to the threat from the militants of the Syrian "opposition":

“Despite the recognition by the international community of the fact that armed terrorist groups, including those associated with Al-Qaida, are present and commit terrible crimes in Syria, some countries continue to openly help them, funding, arming, sheltering on their territory, as well as continue to support the political arena and the media. "

The question is, comrade Jafari said, how many foreign terrorists operating in Syria today will leave this country tomorrow to begin killing outside its borders.

As for the integration and comprehensive cooperation of Syria and Iran, the West has already begun to actively “analyze” information on this topic. Having looked through the “free” press, which one won’t learn.

Al-Arabiya, known for its “non-judgmentalism”, Launched a duck about the attempted assassination of the ambassador of Iran in Syria, Mohammad Reza Sheybani. The ambassador had to refute this "news».

According to the “information” from the Al-Arabiya channel, when the Iranian ambassador to Syria entered the building of the presidential residence in Syria - understandably, surrounded by people from Hezbollah and, of course, Russian military, they attacked. And they killed.

The government of Saudi Arabia stands behind the “dezoy” from the TV company “Al-Arabia”.

Fresh Iranian news came from the Israelis.

Resource (referring to the US Department of Defense and the World Tribune publication) writes that Iran has deployed a whole “espionage headquarters” in Syria. This institution allegedly collects information for Hezbollah. There are two points of tracking and collecting information: in the northern part of the country and in the Golan Heights. True, it is immediately specified that these tracking points exist from 2006 year.

It is concluded that observation stations are only part of a more extensive tracking system. Its Iranians allegedly try to create in the whole Middle East and in the Mediterranean.

The espionage question clarifies the channel Al-Arabia, also referring to a report by the Pentagon’s counter-terrorism office. The information completely coincides with the one that MIGnews draws from the World Tribune resource. It clarifies only that the report (a month ago, by the way) states that the stations were established by the Corps of Guardians of the Islamic Revolution with the assistance of the Syrian government. Additional espionage stations for Israel are supposed to be installed in northern Syria.

On the channel Al-Arabiya they conclude that Iran’s support for the Syrian regime is constant. As an argument, the fact that 9 January, a group of 48 Iranians captured by Syrian opposition members as hostages in Syria in early August, was released in Damascus by agreement with the “Syrian regime” is cited.

Meanwhile, Iran insists that these 48 Iranians are simple pilgrims visiting Shiite shrines in southeast Damascus. Tehran denies that some of them were in active military service in Syria.

In proof that these 48 people are Iranian intelligence agents who fought in Syria on the side of Assad, Al-Arabiya leads ... its own program. A certain anonymous author, "dressed as an officer of the Free Syrian Army," said in an interview with the television channel that the 48 fighters, liberated by the Shabiha militia, carried out a reconnaissance mission in Damascus. A paper argument was also found: “During the investigation, we discovered that some of them were officers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps,” the opposition member said, showing documents identifying one of the men in front of the camera. He was in the background, with the Syrian flag in his hand. He was held by two armed men.

The next horror story about Iran and Syria, much more serious than the previous "pugalki", tells already about uranium. Yes, from now on, not only the severe comrade Ahmadinejad is engaged in uranium; he was interested in Bashar Assad.

Resource Israelinfo.ruReferring to a completely democratic source, the Financial Times, writes that Israel, the USA and other Western countries have few concerns about the reliability of storing chemical stocks. weapons in Syria, so now a new danger has appeared. Fears, the source quoted above indicates, is causing the future of a secret uranium repository near Damascus.

It turns out that up to 50 tons of uranium are stored in Syria. Fortunately, not enriched. The Financial Times has posted satellite photographs of the secret facility Marge al-Sultan near Damascus. Exactly there

"Unusual activity was noted that may be associated with the transportation of uranium reserves."

There is also a hunch: uranium was probably intended to be used as nuclear fuel for that plutonium production reactor at Deir az-Zur, which was destroyed by the Israeli Air Force in September 2007 of the year.

Moreover, the amount of uranium that Syria now has is sufficient to produce five nuclear bombs.

Some unnamed government officials have already expressed concern about Iran’s actions. After all, this country supporting Syria needs uranium for its nuclear program, and now it is trying to take control of the uranium repository.

On the American resource "The Trumpet" The January 15 editorial says bluntly: Syrian uranium reserves will soon fall into the hands of Iranians. At the same time chemical weapons will fall into these hands.

Iran in this article is called a country sponsoring terrorism. Trumpet is also referred to as the Financial Times. In this way, when one source refers to another, and the first, if it exists at all, sends readers to anonymous authors, and modern political propaganda is conducted.

In 2008, the IAEA suspected that Syria, after hitting Israel in 2007, managed to hide some of the uranium. This question still worries Israel and the West. Today, Syria can continue to hide uranium: after all, it does not have a reactor. Why does she need uranium? And she can sell it. The country is engulfed in political and social upheavals, and the option of selling uranium reserves looks increasingly attractive to sustain a weakened economy.

In August, 1990, the newspaper writes, when the Persian Gulf War was on, many analysts expressed concern about what Saddam Hussein would do with his biological and chemical weapons. Stocks of weapons were eventually found in Iraq, but not at all in the amount that Western intelligence services expected to find there. Analysts began to wrestle, where stocks have disappeared.

As it turned out, the journalists say they went to Syria!

And this country today is interested in selling them. But who needs such huge reserves?

How - to whom? Iran, replied American journalists. He is trying to find the uranium necessary for his supposedly peaceful purposes, the newspaper writes.

In addition, Iran is the closest ally of the current Syrian government. How can Iran get uranium? It's very simple: to transport by air. In principle, Iraq is involved as a channel for Iranian arms shipments to Syria, which means that uranium can be transported by land route through this country.

And the amount of what a deadly weapon will be made of is a big cause for concern, say American observers.

Trumpet used to write about the nuclear threat from Iran. Brad MacDonald wrote back in December 2004 of the year, in the paper number of this magazine, that

"Iran seeks to acquire nuclear weapons ... to establish itself as an outstanding people in the Islamic world ... nuclear weapons reflect their desire to become the dominant Islamic nation ..."

And if Iran gets into its hands uranium from Syria, it will mean one more step forward on the way of Iran to the realization of its ambitions, conclude in “Trumpet”. And they express the hope that Mr. Obama will not allow Iran to implement its nuclear program. As for the predictions regarding this program, the editors of the publication have no doubt: Iran will continue its struggle for nuclear weapons, despite international pressure.

In conclusion, we return to the economy.

В Financial Times On January 16, an article by Michael Peel and Nacim Bozorgmehr was published on the one-billion-dollar credit line provided by Syria to Iran.

1 billion. $ In the form of a credit line designed to pay for imports from Iran, Syria received from Iran as financial support for Tehran. Iran, the newspaper writes, fears the spread of the uprising, the negative impact of international sanctions and the weakening of the economy of its ally.

The deal between the Iranian Export Development Bank and the Commercial Bank of Syria is only part of a broader package of assistance agreed upon after the visit of Wael al-Khaliki to Tehran.

Although such an agreement is not a direct transfer of funds intended to strengthen Syria’s foreign exchange reserves, it will allow Syrian importers to receive goods from Iran for a loan, since such deliveries from other countries are difficult now.

David Butter, a financial specialist in the Middle East at Chatham House in London, said that such a deal could provide for the supply of basic goods to Syria - those that Damascus cannot purchase in other countries. According to this expert, the credit deal between Iran and Syria was “a rather desperate step.” It is not clear whether the Iranian manufacturers will be able to offer what Syria really needs. The Syrians, according to the British financier, did not previously buy things from Iran, however, at the moment they do not have much choice.

In the US, they hurried to accuse the Iranian bank of “providing or attempting to provide financial services” to a military organization, although a loan agreement aimed at expanding the existing trade relations between Syria and Iran leaves open the question of how the Assad government can continue to finance its military machine through line of credit.

Thus, in recent days, new anti-Iranian and anti-Syrian horror stories have been formed for the general public. Their main difference from the previous ones is that we are talking about two countries at once. If earlier “high-ranking sources at the Pentagon who wished to remain anonymous,” frightened readers of the “free” press with stuffing about the use of chemical weapons by Bashar Assad, and the Israeli prime minister spoke about the Tehran military nuclear program, now, after the negotiations between Iran and Syria, the advanced media started talking on a nuclear catastrophe, which Comrades Asad and Ahmadinejad are preparing the planet Earth in collaboration.

Observed and translated by Oleg Chuvakin
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  1. older
    older 19 January 2013 09: 32
    Here they are, two really respected peasants, a politician, a patriot of their countries ...
    1. ShturmKGB
      ShturmKGB 19 January 2013 11: 14
      The cynicism of the West will play them notoriety, inciting wars and lies - this is the path to totalitarianism and collapse!
      1. avt
        avt 19 January 2013 13: 21
        The cynicism of the West will play them notoriety, inciting wars and lies - this is the path to totalitarianism and collapse!
        I can only add, and with little or no control spread of nuclear weapons.
        1. DERWISH
          DERWISH 19 January 2013 14: 06
          you can’t say that, but if Iran had Yao and he managed to convey it to America it would be hard for all of us, but fascism could be ended once and for all
          1. avt
            avt 19 January 2013 17: 37
            This is not about Iran! A world order is simply being built in which only one who possesses nuclear weapons can more or less feel safe! Pay attention - even the poor Bangladesh is going to build a nuclear power station! For reference - the former eastern Pakistan. That is, there is a latent desire to lean against the nuclear club!
      2. Sandov
        Sandov 19 January 2013 18: 35
        Today they showed Rasmussen from the Nata on the box, would you listen to this subject. Their plans have failed and I hope they will not succeed in ruining the state of Syria.
        1. Shulz-1955
          Shulz-1955 21 January 2013 00: 49
          ALREADY THE Fool understands that Syria will stand. PLANS FROM FRIENDS OF SYRIA WILL CHANGE SOON
    2. lotus04
      lotus04 19 January 2013 11: 48
      Quote: older
      Here they are, two really respected peasants, a politician, a patriot of their countries ..

      Tell me about these?
    3. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 19 January 2013 13: 19
      Marat Musin and El Murid on the situation in the Middle East.
      News from the front.

      Intensive fighting continues in the southern suburb of Damascus, Daraya. On January 18, the positions of the militants were subjected to rocket and artillery fire, which, according to the militants, became the strongest since the beginning of the fighting in the city. The opposition reported on the collapse of a house in Daraya, under the rubble of which 18 militants were killed, and on repelling "numerous attempts to storm Daraya and Modamia."

      In Aleppo, a densely populated area of ​​Al-Muhafaz underwent rocket fire. Official sources said the rocket was launched from the Al-Kallas area, where there are militants. The opposition accused the government of shelling. A unit of the Syrian army quickly discovered the source of the launch and attacked the fighters carrying out rocket fire. As a result, two missile launchers, two pickups with heavy machine guns and most of the bandit militants were destroyed

      Opposition "activists" claim that the Syrian Air Force is using high-yield charges prohibited by international documents in the field of humanitarian law. In particular, according to their data, on January 18, the following were dropped on the militants: 1 thermobaric bomb, 2 cluster and 1 phosphoric ones. Western media (for which this information is published) ignore these messages.
      1. Lord of the Sith
        Lord of the Sith 19 January 2013 13: 21
        Summary of events for November 18, 2013

        In the province of Damascus in the city of Daraya, an army unit destroyed and wounded a large number of terrorists. Among the killed militants are Muhammad Suleiman, Hamid Jabur, Azzam Sherbaji and Jamal Ayat.
        In the village of Khujeyra, 4 vehicles carrying terrorists, their weapons and ammunition were destroyed by servicemen. One of the cars was equipped with a machine gun. Of the destroyed terrorists, Mustafa Oramshi, Mahmoud Al-Badawi and Khalil Al-Atiyah were identified.
        In the village of Ad-Diyabiya, many militants who terrorized local residents were also destroyed. The identities of Khalil Shibli, Imad Al-Hussein and Ahmad Majid have been identified.
        To the west of the suburbs of Damascus, Muaddamiya, the military liquidated and wounded most of the members of the gang that committed criminal acts against the population.
        On plantations in the Duma and Kharasty region, during the army special operations, terrorist bases were destroyed, along with their weapons and ammunition. Among the killed militants, Muhammad Barkhash, Tarek Al-Enizi and Mamduh Al-Khabet were identified.
        In the village of Mleha, the army unit completely destroyed a group of militants, of whom Vasim Al-Saleh, Ahmad At-Tinawi, Abdel-Karim Zeyd and Yahya Adlya were identified.

        In the province of Aleppo, in the villages of Tel Soutine, Kafr Hamra, Tel Hasel, Hreitan, Kubtan Al Jabal, Al Atareb, Sahara, Al Aziza, Queris and Tel Shgeb, the military defeated terrorist groups, destroying and injuring many of them .
        In the area of ​​Queris, the military attacked a cluster of terrorists, many of whom were killed and wounded as a result. The leader of the Jebhat Al-Nusra terrorist group in the city of Al-Bab Husam Abboud Al-Jahi was identified.
        In the city of Aleppo in the region of Al Castello, a warehouse with weapons and ammunition was destroyed. Also destroyed three militant vehicles with weapons and ammunition.
        In the area of ​​Al-Kallasa, an army unit attacked a detachment of terrorists who suffered heavy casualties. Militant bases were defeated.
        In addition, the military inflicted powerful blows on gangs in the areas of Al-Zarazir, Bustan Al-Qasr, Beni Zeid, Bab An-Neyrab, Kadi-Askar and Al-Maasaraniya.

        In the province of Idleb in the village of Sarzha and its environs, as a result of a number of special operations, several cars were destroyed that the terrorists used in attacks on civilians. The military blew up two cars mined by the militants and a barrel with a substance that enhances the power of the explosion.
        According to a source in the province, the correspondent of the SANA agency, the militants suffered heavy losses. Among those killed - the leader of the terrorist group "Liva Ahrar Ash-Sham" Abdel-Jalil Ahmad Zen-ed-Din and the leader of another gang named Al-Am.

        In the province of Homs in the village of Al-Hosn, an army unit engaged in a battle with a group of terrorists who attacked law enforcement checkpoints. Many militants were destroyed and wounded.
        1. gizz
          gizz 19 January 2013 17: 40
          We need to lend weapons to Assad (or sell them "on credit") on the assumption that the more the Syrians kill everybody there, the less we will get them later. A sort of lend-lease.
        2. Sandov
          Sandov 19 January 2013 19: 09
          Sith Lord,
          I watched the video recording, +++ I realized that the amers were trickier and more insidious than all. Such a multi-way play. If they burn out, Russia will have a hard time.

          From all this it follows that Syria needs full-scale assistance with all the resources that are available.
          1. Lord of the Sith
            Lord of the Sith 19 January 2013 21: 02
            Three days of the assault

            1. Sandov
              Sandov 19 January 2013 23: 14
              Sith Lord,
              Hard soldier labor - for the good of the Motherland, this gives the soldiers strength.
              1. Lord of the Sith
                Lord of the Sith 20 January 2013 20: 54
                Sandov, a new video from Syria

                Crossfire Attack
      2. 1goose3
        1goose3 19 January 2013 22: 22
        Quote: Sith Lord
        Marat Musin and El Murid on the situation in the Middle East.

        Information for consideration, the last quarter of the interview explains a lot.
    4. Lord of the Sith
      Lord of the Sith 19 January 2013 15: 09
      You forgot yet Hugo Chavez

      Fidel Castro
    5. igor.borov775
      igor.borov775 21 January 2013 05: 45
      It’s just that these countries have long been outcasts for the Yankees, And the ports of Syria were transit through them goods for Iran, Yes, and pipelines also go through Syria, The war in Syria also hit Iran, And the Yankees perfectly inflate the al-Qaeda map, Imagine what an opportunity for invasion Yankees, Especially inside America there is a strong conviction where she is there only Americans can handle her, This scarecrow works clearly, An interesting picture is traced where the Yankees climb right away this organization begins to flicker even where it never was,
  2. SEM
    SEM 19 January 2013 10: 03
    Syria and Iran will still spoil the nerves of America and their minions !!!
    1. YARY
      YARY 19 January 2013 11: 00
      Both Syria and Iran (as well as 70 years ago) have interest for Russia and as a result of the circumstances, they can become the basis for the US for a long time in opposing negative movements in Islamic countries.
      The only question is to what extent our "government" is ready to move in this direction.
  3. Guran96
    Guran96 19 January 2013 10: 05
    It is a pity Muammar Gaddafi was not allowed to unite the Arab countries, perhaps the leaders of Syria and Iran will succeed in doing this. In unity is power.
    1. Gopnik27
      Gopnik27 20 January 2013 06: 46
      We must hold them. Russia, China, why not hold back. The main thing is that we would not have backfired.
  4. andsavichev2012
    andsavichev2012 19 January 2013 10: 14
    Unfortunately, we are bound by all sorts of obligations and cannot actively help them, the current is passive ...
  5. Tsar Ivan the First
    Tsar Ivan the First 19 January 2013 10: 31
    what Syria and Iran are doing on the spite of the day for the "World Community" and their Muslim World Satellites. Ahmadinejad and Assad perfectly understand that the two of them need to stick together and listen to their northern neighbor, and he will not leave them. Yes, our Fleet, which is now located off the coast of Syria, shows the whole "world community" that you guys are here ... yes, pass ... and you have to admit it. That is why they are now leaving Syria, to Africa, but nothing good awaits them there either. fellow wink
  6. Ah1ll
    Ah1ll 19 January 2013 12: 01
    Now, apparently, there are two confrontations in the whole world!
    But this couple is divided into many many groups with their interests!
    Our country, together with China, is on the side of Iran and Syria, but at the same time, Russia is looking for ways to establish relations like the USSR!
  7. anchonsha
    anchonsha 19 January 2013 12: 09
    It remains only to wish Ahmadinejad and especially Assad to withstand the onslaught of Western false democracies. And the USA, the little shaves are even choking with anger that Iran and Syria are steadfastly defending their sovereignty, that they have followers against aggression
    1. Sandov
      Sandov 19 January 2013 19: 13
      Remember how the Angles chopped off the Malvinas Islands from Argentina. You cannot be a friend with them, only an enemy - you know what you can expect from them.
  8. Byordovvv1
    Byordovvv1 19 January 2013 12: 27
    If they do not hold each other, then the imperialist capitalists will vigorously devour them one by one. The example of Libya was enough for them.
  9. bubla5
    bubla5 19 January 2013 12: 51
    I don’t understand these Muslim countries that support the United States to finish off their brothers in Syria and Iran, or maybe there is no Islam in the Arab Emirates and Qatar
    1. Ascetic
      Ascetic 19 January 2013 13: 50
      Quote: bubla5
      I don’t understand these Muslim countries that support the United States to finish off their brothers in Syria and Iran, or maybe there is no Islam in the Arab Emirates and Qatar

      Islam is a screen. The main thing here is money and power. And with regards to the Saudis and other monarchies of the Persian Gulf countries, under the guise of "pure Islam", they implement the idea of ​​Arab chauvinism. the establishment of an Arab world caliphate in the Islamic world. In fact, for the Wahhabis, the priority is to achieve power, and religion acts only as a method on the way to the goal. In Europe Wahhabism is analogous to Protestantism. Protestants in Christianity are sure that only they are the bearers of the true faith and already saved from above by people in comparison with other Christians, and it is the Protestants who base their teaching on blindly following the letter of church teaching, ignoring the spiritual diversity of the world. The same thing happens with the Wahhabis, who interpret the Quran and Hadith in their own way. And the positions of the Protestants are just unshakable in Britain and the USA, so they strongly support Wahhabism and, according to many historians, one of the reasons for the emergence of Wahhabism is external influence. The presence of a single, albeit weakening, Muslim state did not suit the leading European colonial powers. As their main method, they chose to provoke an internal schism and initiate a permanent intra-Muslim conflict.
      The participation of English Protestants in the formation of Wahhabis is drawn to by many researchers. Both directions
      “Relative to religious fanaticism, the use of all means, including not quite correct ones, to propagate one’s own views and bordering on violence (physical and spiritual) methods of disseminating and maintaining one’s beliefs.”

      My webpage.
      1. Sars
        Sars 21 January 2013 06: 14
        The Saudis were not Muslims a hundred years ago. I am thinking that even now they are not.
  10. toguns
    toguns 19 January 2013 13: 19
    Iran and Syria have only one way, to stick together, otherwise they will be swept away and divided.
    in fact, in this colonial war Syria is only an excuse, but the main goal is Iran.
  11. homosum20
    homosum20 19 January 2013 14: 45
    But thanks for this article. This side of Syria-Iran relations usually remains in the background, although this is very important.
  12. Vespasian
    Vespasian 19 January 2013 16: 01
    Iran has good immunity from "Western democracy", countries such as Iran and Syria can enrich friendship not only with mutual economic interests and joint confrontation with "mattresses", but also by forming a new center of power in the Middle East.
  13. Backbone
    Backbone 19 January 2013 16: 20
    Yes, it is really a pity that we cannot, due to circumstances, help Syria. Although looking at France's "aid to the legitimate government of Mali" bypassing the UN, may we also need to pursue a tougher "soft" foreign policy?
  14. Karpv
    Karpv 19 January 2013 16: 30
    Video from the site Gur Khan attacks! Syria. Explosion of the T-72 on a powerful landmine. Смотрите внимательно. Жалко этот экипаж.
  15. Apollo
    Apollo 19 January 2013 16: 44
    Media: Syrian rebels split into two camps

    DAMASK, 19 January. In Syria, there is a split in the ranks of the anti-Assad coalition, in which there are a lot of Islamist militants. The militants of the Al-Nusra Front group affiliated with Al-Qaeda openly declared their desire to make adjustments to the goals of the revolution and create a Sharia state, which provoked a negative reaction from their allies.
    Read more:
    1. Sandov
      Sandov 20 January 2013 11: 33
      The militants of the Al-Nusra Front group affiliated with Al-Qaeda have openly declared their desire to make adjustments to the goals of the revolution and create a Sharia state,

      Clashes of Kurds with bandits in northern Syria near the border with Turkey began. West with rats spread violence throughout the territory. I hope the rats are raked in full.
  16. Apollo
    Apollo 19 January 2013 18: 44
    The largest exercise of the Russian Navy began in the Black and Mediterranean Seas

    MOSCOW, 19 Jan - RIA News. Largest in recent decades, the teachings of the inter-naval grouping of the Russian Navy started on Saturday in the waters of the Black and Mediterranean Seas under the leadership of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, the press service of the Ministry of Defense reports.
    "The battleships of the Black Sea, Baltic and Northern fleets are participating in the largest combat training event in recent decades: the guards missile cruiser Moskva, the large anti-submarine ship Severomorsk, the patrol ships Smetlivy, Yaroslav Mudry, and the Saratov large landing ships. , "Azov", "Kaliningrad", "Alexander Shabalin", special ships and support vessels, as well as Long-Range Aviation and the 4th command of the Air Force and Air Defense ", - the message says.

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  17. panda
    panda 19 January 2013 22: 02
    Iranian role in Syria with dances and songs
    1. SergeySK
      SergeySK 21 January 2013 00: 23

      And about the American role, let's say in Libya, with dances and songs not ??
  18. kohah
    kohah 19 January 2013 22: 38
    everything is clear and understandable here, especially the second half is generally +++
  19. andrei332809
    andrei332809 20 January 2013 06: 35
    Well, the majority already understands that confronting the West and pin-ups is easier together. still Qatar to crush, otherwise the mongrel
  20. sergo0000
    sergo0000 20 January 2013 10: 36
    In the latest issue of the American journal Foreign Policy, a well-known specialist in Middle East politics, Majid Rafizadeh, recalls that then agreement was reached on 17 points. Including close cooperation was envisaged in the fields of trade, investment, industry, transport and communications, agriculture and others.

    At the same time, an agreement was reached on the construction of the Iran-Iraq-Syria-Lebanon-Mediterranean Sea gas pipeline. The transaction value was estimated at 10 billion dollars. There were other projects involving companies not only from Syria and Iran, but also from Iraq and, possibly, Lebanon. The corresponding financial support of integration plans was also worked out.

    In particular, it was planned to create a joint Iranian-Syrian bank in Damascus. This agreement would allow Iran

    Allowed bw Iran to bypass economic sanctions against it. In the Arab world, this union has already been called the "Shiite crescent"
    As you can see, this alliance is for someone, like a bone in the throat, both in the BV itself and in the West.
    1. sergo0000
      sergo0000 20 January 2013 10: 49
      However, like our Customs Union. And to whom such a Shiite soz especially interferes, in my opinion it is Israel! Here you can definitely say about it that this is enemy number 1 for Assad. Geopolitically, then it would turn out to be blockade and economically disadvantaged. Almost on it, you can immediately put an end to and sing a prayer of departure! hi
  21. APASUS
    APASUS 20 January 2013 17: 57
    Well done, what can I say. I still have doubts that a billion Iran. Perhaps China is making investments to consolidate its position. Although this is an assumption, but Iran is now constrained in financial resources.
  22. kohah
    kohah 20 January 2013 18: 33
    MOSCOW, Jan 20 - RIA News. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Sunday that leaders of the Syrian opposition and its supporters will meet in Paris in late January to discuss the situation in Syria, Reuters reported.

    "The coalition will meet in Paris in a few days, on the 28th. This coalition is recognized by more than 100 countries, she is led by very respectable peoplewho just want restore democracy in Syria, "the minister said, noting that the meeting will be attended by the" main supporters "of the Syrian opposition. Fabius also believes that the situation in Syria is" appalling, "and the president of this country, Bashar al-Assad, should leave office as soon as possible.

    Earlier Saturday several leaders of the Syrian opposition National Coalition met in Istanbul for the second negotiations on the formation of a transitional government, the agency notes.

    The conflict in Syria lasts from March 2011, according to UN representatives, tens of thousands of people became its victims. Syrian authorities say they are facing resistance from well-armed militants, whose support comes from outside.

    RIA Novosti

    Open recognition in essence that all this is started by NATO
    certainly not by the people of Syria who wanted "crap"
  23. Apollo
    Apollo 21 January 2013 00: 22
    Syrian army blocked about a thousand militants in the suburbs of Damascus 00: 17 21.01.2013

    DARAYA (SYRIA), 21 Jan - RIA Novosti, Denis Malkov. The Syrian army surrounded about a thousand militants of the armed opposition and Islamist terrorist groups who continue to resist in the suburbs of Daraya, located in southwestern Damascus, a source from the number of operation commanders in the city told RIA Novosti.
    "The situation is improving day after day, we currently control two-thirds of the city (Daraya). The terrorists are completely blocked, this time we did not leave them a corridor to leave. They have a choice: either surrender to the authorities or be killed." - a source in the command told RIA Novosti.
    According to him, about a thousand militants remain surrounded in Daraya. "From a thousand to one and a half thousand, according to our estimates. They use the most modern and diverse types of weapons and communication equipment, including those of American and Israeli production, we find documents from the killed, confirming that they came from Turkey, Libya, Afghanistan," - added a source.
    Daraya is a key suburb of the Syrian capital, as it is adjacent to the Mazzeh Air Force Base in the west and is located next to the metropolitan area of ​​Kafar Sousseh, where the Ministry of State Security, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Government House are located. The Presidential Palace is located less than 10 km from Daraya. The military operation of the Syrian army with the use of armored vehicles and aircraft in Daray began two months ago, and continues to this day. The civilian population of the city was forced to leave their homes, leaving the place of war.

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    1. Che
      Che 21 January 2013 07: 59
      Now the main thing is that rats do not run away from holes. Everyone needs to be caught.