Syria and Iran sign arms deal

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.