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Report: Syria agrees to hide Iran nukes

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Syria has signed a pledge to store Iranian nuclear weapons and missiles.

The London-based Jane's Defence Weekly reported that Iran and Syria signed a strategic accord meant to protect either country from international pressure regarding their weapons programs. The magazine, citing diplomatic sources, said Syria agreed to store Iranian materials and weapons should Teheran come under United Nations sanctions.

Iran also pledged to grant haven to any Syrian intelligence officer indicted by the UN or Lebanon. Five Syrian officers have been questioned by the UN regarding the Hariri assassination, Middle East Newsline reported.
Source.

The report also said that, "Teheran would seek to upgrade Syrian ballistic missiles and chemical weapons systems. Under the accord, Iran would also be prepared to operate "advanced weapon systems in Syria during a military confrontation." "

Oh, boy! We're havin' fun now!
 

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oldreliable67 said:
Source.

The report also said that, "Teheran would seek to upgrade Syrian ballistic missiles and chemical weapons systems. Under the accord, Iran would also be prepared to operate "advanced weapon systems in Syria during a military confrontation." "

Oh, boy! We're havin' fun now!

Meh. They will just hide them next to Iraqs. They already have the storage built.
 

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World Tribune already has a pretty **** poor reputation when it comes to accuracy.

The disconnect between the headline and the content are yet another case in point.

Would someone w/ ready access to a U's library subscriptions care to examine the actual Jane's piece?
 

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But whatever will they do with all of Saddam's nukes, is there room?:rofl
 

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Why would Iran trust Syria with their nukes? The US doesn't even trust Canada with ours.
 

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akyron said:
Meh. They will just hide them next to Iraqs. They already have the storage built.
:doh You beat me to it, sorry didn't see you there.:3oops:
 

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Kandahar said:
Why would Iran trust Syria with their nukes? The US doesn't even trust Canada with ours.
nuclear weapons are only discussed in the headline of the story. Pretty much par for the course for World Tribune. Sensationalist healines that bear little, if any, resemblance to the facts of the story.
 

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Simon,

Don't disregard the reference to WMDs:

Iran also pledged to supply a range of military aid to Syria. Jane's cited technology for weapons of mass destruction as well as conventional arms, ammunition and training of Syrian military
I don't subscribe to Jane's. Would be great if someone that did would elaborate on this story. Anyone? Buelller? Bueller?
 

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oldreliable67 said:
Simon,
Don't disregard the reference to WMDs:
Actually, it's technology.
"technology for weapons of mass destruction"

oldreliable67 said:
I don't subscribe to Jane's. Would be great if someone that did would elaborate on this story.
IIRC, it's more than a grand a year. Many university libraries have subscriptions that can be accessed by those who have ready access to thos libraries.
 
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Simon W. Moon said:
World Tribune already has a pretty **** poor reputation when it comes to accuracy.

The disconnect between the headline and the content are yet another case in point.

Would someone w/ ready access to a U's library subscriptions care to examine the actual Jane's piece?
I have University access I think the website maybe down while they're posting grades but I'll give it a shot what's the name of the article, the author, and the newspaper or magizine that it's from?
 
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Trajan Octavian Titus said:
I have University access I think the website maybe down while they're posting grades but I'll give it a shot what's the name of the article, the author, and the newspaper or magizine that it's from?
Sorry folks it looks like we're going to have to wait til Friday:

All Blackboard services are currently unavailable and we are working to complete the revision before the cooling shutoff onset.

We will restore Blackboard services as soon as possible after the chilled water is brought back on line on the evening of Friday, December 23, 2005.
 

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Trajan Octavian Titus said:
I have University access I think the website maybe down while they're posting grades but I'll give it a shot what's the name of the article, the author, and the newspaper or magizine that it's from?
Jane's Defence Weekly

More than that the World Tribune deigns not to say. More sloppiness on their part IMHO.
 

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oldreliable67 said:
the abstract:

http://www.janes.com/defence/news/jdw/jdw051024_3_n.shtml

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Iran aids Syria's CW programme [/FONT]

By Robin Hughes JDW Middle East Editor
London

With the release of the UN International Independent Investigation Commission interim report on 20 October into the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri increasing international pressure on Syria, a diplomatic source has said that Damascus is nevertheless pursuing what they describe as "an innovative chemical warfare [CW] programme in co-operation with Iran".

The essence of this co-operation, the source told JDW, "is Tehran's contractual commitment, made to Syria a few months ago, to provide Iranian CW technical assistance to facilitate Syria's CW programme".

Utilising this assistance, they said, Syria hopes to reach an independent production capability of precursors for producing CW agents, which it has so far been unable to achieve.

According to the source, Iran will assist Syria in the planning, establishment and pilot operation of about four or five facilities throughout Syria for the production of precursors for VX and Sarin nerve agents and mustard blister agent.

"This project is unprecedented and millions of US dollars have been allocated to implement it," the source said.

"The project includes building major facilities, including advanced equipment to produce tens to hundreds of tonnes of CW precursors per year that are sufficient for CW industrial manufacturing pilot production."

199 of 991 words [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][End of non-subscriber extract.][/FONT]
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This doesn't appear to mention nukes at all.
Perhaps there's another Iran - Syria article that the World Tribune is talking about.


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Simon W. Moon said:
the abstract:

http://www.janes.com/defence/news/jdw/jdw051024_3_n.shtml

[FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif]Iran aids Syria's CW programme [/FONT]

By Robin Hughes JDW Middle East Editor
London

With the release of the UN International Independent Investigation Commission interim report on 20 October into the assassination of former Lebanese prime minister Rafik Hariri increasing international pressure on Syria, a diplomatic source has said that Damascus is nevertheless pursuing what they describe as "an innovative chemical warfare [CW] programme in co-operation with Iran".

The essence of this co-operation, the source told JDW, "is Tehran's contractual commitment, made to Syria a few months ago, to provide Iranian CW technical assistance to facilitate Syria's CW programme".

Utilising this assistance, they said, Syria hopes to reach an independent production capability of precursors for producing CW agents, which it has so far been unable to achieve.

According to the source, Iran will assist Syria in the planning, establishment and pilot operation of about four or five facilities throughout Syria for the production of precursors for VX and Sarin nerve agents and mustard blister agent.

"This project is unprecedented and millions of US dollars have been allocated to implement it," the source said.

"The project includes building major facilities, including advanced equipment to produce tens to hundreds of tonnes of CW precursors per year that are sufficient for CW industrial manufacturing pilot production."

199 of 991 words [FONT=Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif][End of non-subscriber extract.][/FONT]
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This doesn't appear to mention nukes at all.
Perhaps there's another Iran - Syria article that the World Tribune is talking about.


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ya but it does mention this which is just as damning IMO:
According to the source, Iran will assist Syria in the planning, establishment and pilot operation of about four or five facilities throughout Syria for the production of precursors for VX and Sarin nerve agents and mustard blister agent.
 

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Simon,

The abstract you posted is dated 12/24. The date on the World Tribune article is 12/20. Doesn't appear to be the same article.
 

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Trajan Octavian Titus said:
ya but it does mention this which is just as damning IMO:
Not gonna say that it's a good sign. Just pointing out more of the continual shoddiness and (IMHO) deceptiveness on the part of the World Tribune.
 

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oldreliable67 said:
Simon,
The abstract you posted is dated 12/24. The date on the World Tribune article is 12/20. Doesn't appear to be the same article.
You may well be right. It may be a different piece in reference. WT didn't leave us many clues.

Given that 12-24 has yet to arrive ...
Perhaps, like some other mags, the online version of Jane's comes out earlier than the actual mag's pub date?
IIRC, the online versions of Time, Newsweek, & The American Conservative, are all available postdated. They're stamped w/ the date of the actual publication.
 

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Hopefully, Trajan will be able to help with this.
 

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Trajan Octavian Titus said:
enhh this is the first time I've even heard of them.
This is pretty much par for the course. Breathless, sensationalist headline that's not supported by the article it heads or the actual facts of the situation.

They're pert near worthless as a source.
 
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