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.
yeah I think I could too
They need to be smacked down hard.
Do it. Many of them would agree. The Marine ('61-'65 SEA) that I'm staying with over the holidays sure thinks so. We don't have what it takes. 20% of the Dems are making daily remarks that are clearly treasonous and there isn't one single Pubbie with the sack to say so.
We knock the crud out of the Republican Army then let the captured soldiers go instead of incarcerating them. We let insurgents pour over the Syrian and Iranian borders when we more than have the technology needed to shut those borders down. The Patriot Act is getting gutted and the President's and Republican's response is to negotiate. Our border is wide open four years after 9/11. We search old Swedish women instead of young Arabs. We let Super-RINO McCain make a big media splash with his anti-torture bill that accomplishes nothing in terms of changing actual policy in action but appeases the far left. We find tons of WMD goodies and hosts of Al Queada terrorists in Iraq but the Bush administration (and all the Pubbies) can't seem to find anything to counter the commie press and the commie Dem pols.
That's not a winning strategy for a war. It's half-stepping.
You've got quite a big mouth there but I have had one FR account and one only.
you are an MSM parrot of the highest degree.....
Did your mommy leave for a while wittle boy so that you could sneak another stupid comment in? Will you be back after this one or will your mommy come back from getting "sugar" at the neighbor's house?
"NUKE THE BLUE ZONES" was a rather popular tagline after the 2000 elections. No one got zotted for it that I know of.
"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..."
I just don't buy that. If saddam had them - why wouldn't he have used them? He's dead now. He used them when there was no threat to his life (Halabja 1988), if they were there in 2004 I am pretty sure he would have used them then too. Without hesitation. I just don't buy the Syria has them thing.
Neither am I loosing a moments sleep over that fact. Saddam is out of power. The world is better off.
You clowns will have to follow me to another thread or find someone else to play with. I have better things to do than spend my time tweaking retards.
I'm the enemy of all half-assed appeasers. I love it! ; )
LOL. He sounds a lot like bigsigh. Or actually more like tht troll we vaporized. The one called Dance with Fasciasts.
Troll and nerve? That is an oxymoron *chuckles*
Good luck with that.
THe military does not agree with self-proclaimed armchair "experts" like you.
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