Iran’s military advisers to ‘stay in Syria’ after Damascus defense deal

Iran’s military advisers to ‘stay in Syria’ after Damascus defense deal

Iran’s military attaché to Damascus said on Tuesday that the country’s military advisers would remain in Syria under a defense agreement signed this week. “The continued presence of Iran’s advisers in Syria is one of the areas covered in the defensive-technical agreement between Tehran and Damascus,” Reuters quoted Brig. Gen. Abolghasem Alinejad as saying. On Monday, it was announced that an agreement on security cooperation had been signed during a visit to Syria by Iran’s Defense Minister Amar Hatami. “Support for Syria‘s territorial integrity and the independence of Syrian sovereignty were also emphasized in the agreement,” Alinejad told Iranian media.