Iran and Syria sign a security and military defense pact | Iran International

Iran and Syria sign a security and military defense pact

One day after Bashar Assad’s government and allies were accused of war crimes by the United Nations, Iran and Syria signed an all-encompassing military, defense, and security pact while Iran’s Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces, Mohammad Bagheri is visiting Syria.

The agreement was signed on Wednesday by Bagheri and Ali Abdullah Ayyub, the Deputy Commander of Syrian armed forces.

Bagheri traveled to Syria on Tuesday in order to sign the pact, which is said to increase cooperation on security issues and to develop a robust air defense system for the Assad regime.

Bagheri stated: “From now on Iran will strengthen its ties with Syria even more, on all levels.”

Israel has conducted air raids throughout Syria over the past few years with almost all of them being directed at Iranian military targets including convoys and warehouses, military bases, weapons development sites, militia bases, and top army commanders. Two weeks ago, it was reported that seven terrorists from a pro-Iranian proxy group were killed in a strike attributed to Israeli fighter jets. On Wednesday, Bagheri said Damascus had “retaliated with force” to those events, explaining that Iran’s presence in the region is due to Syria’s request “to protect its sovereignty.”

Bashar Assad’s regime has been accused of massacre of thousands of Syrian citizens.

 

 

Iran in Brief
Islamic Republic's Fars News Agency has confirmed the reports about the assassination of two Lebanese citizens in Tehran's Pasdaran Street. The...More
The chairman of Tehran Chamber of Commerce announced that according to the Central Bank reports, in the past nine years $98.4 billion capital has...More
Robert Bauer, former CIA agent assigned to the Middle East says based on the videos, ammonium nitrate was not the only cause of explosion in Beirut...More
The spokesperson for Iran’s Ministry of Health announced that in the past 24 hours, 2697 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been identified and 185...More
The director of Iran’s emergency services announced that 1900 personnel of the emergency services have contracted coronavirus and four of them have...More