2.16.2005

Syria, Iran to Build 'Common Front'

Reuters reports that Iran and Syria have agreed to form a "common front" to confront attacks against the two countries. The announcement came from the Iranian Vice-President Mohammad Reza Aref.

No more than 5 minutes after this report hit the wires, the Syrian ambassador to the United States, Imad Moustapha, appeared on CNN and questioned the existence of this "common front". Reuters is quoting the Iranian Vice-President exiting a meeting with the Syrian Prime Minister Naji al-Otari.

Odd, isn't it, that the Syrian Ambassador to the United States was not aware of this agreement? He neither confirmed, nor denied the the pact, but he clearly acted like he knew nothing of its plans.

2 Comments:

At 9:24 AM, Blogger bodhi said...

It should be noted that Israel is behind these events. Look forward to an Israeli air strike in Syria, with the U.S. Marines coming in by ship from the Med in a two prong attack
bodhi

 
At 10:29 AM, Blogger brennan said...

bodhi: It makes little sense for the Israelis to execute a strike inside Lebanon. Rafiq al-Hariri was essentially picking up the policy recommendations that the Israelis have been making since Taef. Only recently was he coming around to the realization that Syria was applying too much influence in Lebanon.

 

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