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Iran and Syria sign deal for military cooperation: Reports

Iranian defence minister Amir Hatami travelled to Damascus on Sunday for a two-day visit, meeting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and senior military officials, local media reported.

world Updated: Aug 27, 2018 14:47 IST
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Iranian defence minister Amir Hatami (L) meeting with his Syrian counterpart Abdullah Ayoub (R) in the capital Damascus. Iran and Syria signed a deal for military cooperation in a meeting between the defence ministers of the two countries in Damascus, Iranian media reported on Monday.(AFP Photo)

Iran and Syria signed a deal for military cooperation in a meeting between the defence ministers of the two countries in Damascus, the Tasnim news agency reported on Monday.

Iranian defence minister Amir Hatami travelled to Damascus on Sunday for a two-day visit, meeting Syrian president Bashar al-Assad and senior military officials, Tasnim reported.

Iranian forces have backed Assad in the country’s civil war.

Tasnim did not provide any details about the military cooperation deal.

US national security adviser John Bolton said last week that Iran should remove its forces from Syria.

Senior Iranian officials have said their military presence in Syria is at the invitation of the Assad government and they have no immediate plans to withdraw.

(This story has been published from a wire agency feed without modifications to the text. Only the headline has been changed.)

First Published: Aug 27, 2018 13:59 IST