Skip to comments.Report: Syria agrees to hide Iran nukes
Posted on 12/20/2005 10:47:51 AM PST by West Coast Conservative
Syria has signed a pledge to store Iranian nuclear weapons and missiles.
The London-based Jane's Defence Weekly reported that Iran and Syria signed a strategic accord meant to protect either country from international pressure regarding their weapons programs. The magazine, citing diplomatic sources, said Syria agreed to store Iranian materials and weapons should Teheran come under United Nations sanctions.
Iran also pledged to grant haven to any Syrian intelligence officer indicted by the UN or Lebanon. Five Syrian officers have been questioned by the UN regarding the Hariri assassination, Middle East Newsline reported. "The sensitive chapter in the accord includes Syria's commitment to allow Iran to safely store weapons, sensitive equipment or even hazardous materials on Syrian soil should Iran need such help in a time of crisis," Jane's said.
The accord also obligated Syria to continue to supply the Iranian-sponsored Hizbullah with weapons, ammunition and communications. Iran has been the leading weapons supplier to Hizbullah, with about 15,000 missiles and rockets along the Israeli-Lebanese border.
The accord, negotiations of which began in 2004, was signed on Nov. 14 and meant to prepare for economic sanctions imposed on either Iran or Syria. Under the accord, Jane's said, Iran would relay financial aid to Syria in an effort to ease Western sanctions in wake of the UN determination that Damascus was responsible for the assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri.
Iran also pledged to supply a range of military aid to Syria. Jane's cited technology for weapons of mass destruction as well as conventional arms, ammunition and training of Syrian military.
Teheran would seek to upgrade Syrian ballistic missiles and chemical weapons systems. Under the accord, Iran would also be prepared to operate "advanced weapon systems in Syria during a military confrontation." Jane's said.
"The new strategic accord is based on the existing military MoUs, with the addition of the sensitive chapter dealing with cooperation in times of international sanctions or military conflict," Jane's reported.
They can hide them with Saddam's WMDs.
Great. Israel can fly over Syria while destroying it, over Iraq while we give permission on their way to crushing Iran.
Works for me.
What the hell is going on with these people. They want out of modern society fine. Ironclad sanctions, blockades, and embargos now. Anything going in and out should be destroyed.
in the greater scheme of things this makes very good sense
Destroy Irans ability to produce oil. Well only a little. Then tell them they have 24 hours or the rest of their fields will be turned into glass.
Emd of problem.
these mofo's are asking for a butt whoopin!
End not Emd. My bad.
"Destroy Irans ability to produce oil."
I would hate to see what effect this would have on the price of oil, but sometimes you have to make tough decisions.
"I would hate to see what effect this would have on the price of oil, but sometimes you have to make tough decisions."
I wonder what the Chinese would say? And maybe the Russians and French. Could be a good way to have them change the way they do things. Like build Irans nuclear capability.
No, no, no ... that would really hurt the world economy to see that oil removed from the market.
Now, a change of ownership to, well, perhaps ... THE UNITED STATES MARINE CORPS. That's something different altogether. ;-)
Many of us have thought for a long time that Syria and Russia have Saddam's stock pile. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out.
Looks like the lines are finally being drawn. No more of this sneaking around crap. Syria/Iran = Japan/Axis. This is further proof of who were really fighting in the war on terror.
I have a hard time believing this only because I can't imagime Baby hasaad is that stupid and I know he's not that brave.
Should look closely to see if Saddam and Syria had the same agreement.
Solution? Destroy both countries.
The Bekaa Valley will one day be known as the Middle Easts WMD storage facility.
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