Iran reportedly purchased $1 billion in arms for Syria, |
Iran reportedly purchased $1 billion in arms for Syria, including
The report in the Ha'aretz newspaper Friday was
unsourced but arises out of this week's meeting in Israel between Prime
Minister Ehud Olmert and Angela Merkel, the German chancellor. Germany
closely monitors the Iranian arms trade.
Iran is underwriting Syria's arms purchases in the hopes of dissuading
Syria from launching peace talks with Israel, Ha'aretz said.
Iran was a focus of the Merkel-Olmert talks, and the leaders discussed
calling an international conference to promote the isolation of the
Islamic Republic until it ends its suspected nuclear weapons program.
Original article: JTA
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