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Death Merchant Iran steps up weapons lifeline to Syria’s Assad: diplomats - Alarabiya.net English | Front Page


Iran has significantly stepped up military support to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in recent months. (Reuters)

Reuters, United Nations - Iran has significantly stepped up military support to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in recent months, solidifying its position alongside Russia asthe government's lifeline in an increasingly sectarian civilwar, Western diplomats said.
 
Iranian weapons continue to pour into Syria from Iraq butalso increasingly along other routes, including via Turkey and Lebanon, in violation of a U.N. arms embargo on Iran, Western officials told Reuters on condition of anonymity. Iraqi and Turkish officials denied the allegations.

 
Iran’s acceleration of support for Assad suggests the Syrian war is entering a new phase in which Iran may be trying to end the battlefield stale mate by redoubling its commitment to Assadand offering Syria’s increasingly isolated government a crucial lifeline, the envoys said...........


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