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02-17-2007, 08:39 PM
Iran and Syria vow alliance against US, Israel


(Gold9472: Isn't it sad that countries feel they need to form alliances against the American Empire?)

dpa German Press Agency
Published: Saturday February 17, 2007

Tehran- The presidents of Iran and Syria on Saturday vowed alliance against what they called US and Israeli conspiracies against the Islamic world.

ISNA news agency reported Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad as saying that the Islamic world in general and Iran and Syria in particular should maintain their vigilance and neutralise conspiracies aimed at sowing discord among Muslims.

Ahmadinejad said that what the US really aims for under the pretext of development in the region "is just another effort to strengthen its own status and that of the Zionists (Israel)."

ISNA quoted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as saying that expansion of Tehran-Damascus ties would help resolve the problems of the Islamic world. He accused the US of trying to attract public opinion within the Islamic world by undermining Iran-Syria relations.

The Syrian leader said Muslims worldwide should be informed about "the evil aims by the US and Zionists" which he said were sowing discord among Muslims.

Al-Assad arrived earlier Saturday in Tehran for a two-day visit to discuss developments in the Middle East and was scheduled to also meet Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, former president Akbar Hashemi-Rafsanjani and chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani.

On the agenda would be Iraq, Lebanon and cooperation with the Palestinians. Assad was in Tehran in August 2005 immediately after the start of Ahmadinejad's presidential term.

02-17-2007, 08:42 PM