In the Old Testament book of Ezekiel, the nations that will participate in the final battle (Battle of Armageddon) are named. It is a very evident that Syria and Iran will be two of the nations, standing in concert, against Israel. So really no surprise here. Also, what better way to get Sadam’s nuke parts?
TEHRAN, June 12 (UPI) — Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Mustafa Najjar stressed that Syria’s security is part of Iran’s security and that his country has a duty to defend Syria.
Najjar’s remarks were quoted by the Iranian News Agency, IRNA, following his talks Monday with visiting Syrian counterpart Gen. Hassan Torkmani.
Najjar said Iran will extend full support to Syria under present conditions “because Iran considers that Syria’s security is part of its own security and national interests.”
“Relations between Iran and Syria are solid and fall within the framework of consolidating peace, stability and security in the region,” he added.
Torkmani, for his part, hailed Iran’s stance on Syria, noting that he is carrying a letter of mutual solidarity and support.
He stressed the need to reinforce the armed forces of the two countries to confront the common enemy which seeks to destabilize security and provoke tensions in the region.
He also reaffirmed Syria’s support to Iran’s right to profit from nuclear energy, stressing that “the only way to settle the crisis over Iran’s (nuclear program) is to recognize officially this right.”
Both Torkmani and Najjar described the military and defense relations between the two countries as “strategic” and constitute “an example of regional cooperation.”