Syria and Iran sign arms deal

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 16, 2006 12:56




Syrian and Iranian defense ministers signed an agreement on security cooperation in Teheran on Friday. In the deal, Iran promised to provide Syria with shoulder-launched anti-aircraft missiles, Russian-made T-72 tanks and short-range SCUD missiles, according to reports. Iran agreed to arm the Syrian army with cannons, ammunition, Iranian-made missiles and military vehicles. Iran also agreed to finance future Syrian military deals with Russia, China and Ukraine.


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