Iran, Syria Deepening Strategic Defense Ties

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Iran, Syria Deepening Strategic Defense Ties
News number: 8912091302 17:32 | 2011-02-28

TEHRAN (FNA)- Iran's Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari stressed
the significance of mutual cooperation between Tehran and Damascus,
specially in naval fields, and called for the implementation of agreements
already held by the two strategic allies.

"Definitely, the good ties between the two friendly and brotherly countries
of Iran and Syria and their use of each other's experiences would strengthen
the two states, specially in naval fields," stated Sayyari, who is in Syria
at the head of a high-ranking military delegation.

He made the remarks in a meeting with the Syrian Army's lieutenant
commander, chief of staff and Defense Minister Lt. General Ali Habib.

"The Iran-Syria cooperation signifies the depth of the two countries' ties.
We hope to expand the relations between Iran and Syria through the approval
of this Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) and establishment of naval ties,"
Sayyari noted.

Earlier, Iran and Syria inked a cooperation agreement enabling the two
countries' Navy forces to boost their mutual cooperation, specially in
holding joint training programs and courses.

The protocol was signed by Sayyari and his Syrian commander General Taleb
al-Barri abroad Iran's military ship, Khark.

An Iranian flotilla, including Khark and Alvand military ships, docked at
Syria's Lazeqiyya port on Thursday after crossing the Suez Canal on a
training course.

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