Worthy Christian News » World News » Syria, Russia Revive 'Friendship' Treaty


Syria, Russia Revive 'Friendship' Treaty

Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | Tag Cloud

(Worthy News) - Arab media are reporting that the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has reactivated a 1980 "friendship" treaty between Damascus and Moscow, handing over the Latakia airbase in Assad's mostly Alawite Mediterranean coastal enclave.

Other Arab media reports say Russia is anticipating an eventual partition of Syria and hopes to bolster the military of a smaller geographic configuration of Syria under Assad.

The London-based, Saudi-owned Arab daily Al Hayat reported Monday that Syria and Russia agreed to reactivate a 1980 “friendship and cooperation” treaty between the old Soviet Union and Syria, after numerous visits by Syrian and Russian officials to each other's capitals.

The paper said Russian forces have taken over the Latakia airbase and were working to improve runways and equipment at other bases in the north of the country. [ Source ]

Copyright 1999-2017 Worthy News. All rights reserved.
Fair Use Notice:This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of environmental, political, human rights, economic, democracy, scientific, and social justice issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/17/107.shtml. If you wish to use copyrighted material from this site for purposes of your own that go beyond 'fair use', you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.

Worthy Christian News » World News » Syria, Russia Revive 'Friendship' Treaty

1 thought on “Syria, Russia Revive 'Friendship' Treaty

  1. According to this report, Russia is looking at reestablishing Assad in a "smaller" version of Syria ... meanwhile establishing its presence with another base in the region. Very interesting ... what do you think?

Leave a Comment

Worthy Christian News » World News » Syria, Russia Revive 'Friendship' Treaty