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.
hush! it's a secret. shhhh!
This is a hell of a lot more than a "storage pact"....this is a war alliance.
It seems as though all the business and monies we give to China is going to bite us in the ass someday. I wonder sometimes if we are just helping build arsenals against ourselves. What do we need the Chinese for anyway to build our stuff cheap? Thats what most of the products are too..Cheap Chinese crap. The more we buy the more we die...
The Russians surprise me as well. Why would they want to supply Muslims with arms?? They won't need any oil when there all dead. The French are dead already.Who cares..
Just like they did with Saddams WMD
To fight proxy wars with the US and to develop a counter weight to all the former Soviet Bloc countries becoming our allies. Russia views the US as a much bigger threat then they do the muslims, to their own peril.
Sounds great. We know the UN loves to impose sanction after sanction, rather than commit to action. Call for them right now. Moving the weapons and materials into Syria makes it a little easier for the Israelis to take them out while a follow up strike on the production facilities in Iran can be arranged.
Syria should be first, really.
1. More vulnerable internally.
2. Weaker miltarily
5. We have them effectively surrounded, counting Israel.
6. Easier to make the case, given how they funnel terrorists into Iraq.
Iran would be more difficult to occupy, as well, unless we use the new Iraqi army we build up in a few years.
"...Behold! Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap."
I saw this on Drudge too. Why not they hid them for Iraq! I still believe that is where the WMD's are. Even though President Bush agrees they were never there. Which I think was wrong of Bush to do.
just let the U.N keep talking
Just got done meeting with our NWYC rep.
He says he won't be surprised if we don't see Syria getting attacked by Israel in Jan. because of the missile system Syria will be getting from Russia.
I'm holding out for it to polish the Dome of the Rock off the temple mount, clearing the way for the Third Temple...
I've heard it could either by Syria or Iran, but I'm placing a bet on Syria.
Yeah, our NWYC guy was saying SoS rice was trying to get Putin to stop the sale of Iskander Missiles to Syria.
Here's an interesting thought: how can a country become a regional superpower, complete with WMD, without the difficulty and expense of their own R&D programs? Simple: let Iran and Iraq do the hard work, and then just offer to "store" their results in your own bunkers.
It's a twofer.
It's time to go to war with Iran and Syria.
good read for all, concerning this subject (somewhat), is "A short History of the Future" by W. Warren Wagar.
Seems stupid with the majority of the US armed forces parked between the two in Iraq.
Isaiah 17:1 The oracle concerning Damascus. "Behold, Damascus is about to be removed from being a city And will become a fallen ruin.
Now that's interesting, isn't it? I think Syria is just the dumping ground for those countries who have WMD starting with an "I". Thanks for the ping.
Jane's is the Gold Standard in foreign reporting on national security issues.
If Syria and Iran have reached this accord as reported...it inevitably makes even more credible the widely-held belief that Syria made a pact to help Saddam hide his WMDs...
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