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Russia seeks stronger ties with Syria through naval base

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Nehustan

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KGB_resident said:
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1221142459793&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Syrian president Bashar Assad reaching out to Russia lately - wants to buy weapons, offering broader military cooperation.
A note: the quote is from the front page. The article itself is invisible (!)

Interesting rumours anyway.
This base is a long time coming Sergei...haven't we been talking about this for a few years???
 
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Nehustan said:
KGB_resident said:
http://www.jpost.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1221142459793&pagename=JPost%2FJPArticle%2FShowFull

Syrian president Bashar Assad reaching out to Russia lately - wants to buy weapons, offering broader military cooperation.
A note: the quote is from the front page. The article itself is invisible (!)

Interesting rumours anyway.
This base is a long time coming Sergei...haven't we been talking about this for a few years???
It looks like now it's not just rumours but real intentions.

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3595897,00.html

Russia announced Friday it was renovating a Syrian port for use by the Russian fleet in what could signal an effort for a better foothold in the Mediterranean amid the rift with the United States over Georgia.
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The two countries' naval chiefs also met in Moscow on Friday and discussed "further strengthening mutual trust and mutual understanding between the two states' fleets," A Russian naval official, Igor Dygalo, told Itar-Tass. The Tartus renovations could signal an intention to have a long-term Russian naval presence there.

In late August, Russia's ambassador to Damascus, Igor Belyev, said that Russian ships already patrol the area, but "a new development is that the Russian presence in the Mediterranean will become permanent."
 

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