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Russian warships arrived at the Syrian port city of Tartus on Sunday, January 8.

A senior Iranian lawmaker says the presence of Iranian and Russian naval forces in Syria’s coastal waters is a clear warning to the US to refrain from any possible military adventurism.

“The United States should take Iran’s warning about [refraining from any possible] military intervention in Syria seriously,” Hossein Ebrahimi, deputy chairman of Iran Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee, said Sunday.

He added that in the event of a US strategic mistake in Syria, Washington may receive a crushing response from Iran, Syria and a few other countries.

On Sunday, January 8, a large Russian navy flotilla led by an aircraft carrier arrived at the Syrian port of Tartus in the Mediterranean Sea for a six-day port call, to show Moscow’s solidarity with Damascus.

“The port call is aimed at bringing the two countries closer together and strengthening their ties of friendship,” the official SANA news agency quoted a Russian naval officer Yakushin Vladimir Anatolievich as saying.

Two Iranian Navy ships also docked in the Syrian port of Tartus on Friday, February 17, to train Syrian naval forces under an agreement signed between Tehran and Damascus one year ago.

“Syrians are against any form of foreign intervention in their country, but the United States by arming opposition groups is trying to harm the [anti-Israeli] axis of resistance in the region [in order to] affect Islamic Awakening in regional countries,” Ebrahimi added.

The lawmaker went on to say that the recent dispatch of a number of unmanned military and intelligence drones for operations in Syrian skies by the US military will only result in more solidarity among the Syrians.

NBC News quoted unnamed US defense officials as saying on February 18 that US drones are monitoring “the Syrian military attacks against opposition forces and civilians.”

Syria has been the scene of unrest since mid-March, 2011, with demonstrations being held both against and in support of President Bashar al-Assad’s government.

The West and the Syrian opposition accuse the government of killing protesters. But Damascus blames ”outlaws, saboteurs and armed terrorist groups” for the unrest, insisting that it is being orchestrated from abroad.


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  • o

    Open qustion to isreal… why don,t you run your mouth at russia ,they are in your back yard and can be seen by you just sitting there waiting for you to smart mouth them or fuck up in any kind of way so thry have an excuse to bust your ass while the u.s. looks on and can do nothing eather but get it’s navy destroyed by being to close to land,the u.s. navy was desighned to fight over the horizon not in a pound are botyled up in a conjestied area(16ships sank in the stright of hormez) this is a simulation that the u.s. did.
    So agan isreal jump at some one who can realy bust your ass with out a problum .And if the u.s. trys to stop papa bear from beating the shit out of isreal,the great draon will burn your little golden locks off and the uk will havewill run and hide behind the americans the same as they always do

    • George

      First , before you have the sort of unintelligent tirade you just displayed, please learn how to spell and put a sentence together.That way those of us who have gone to school, can take your comments seriously

      • o

        George you must be a misguided jew lover who would rather turn ablind eye to there1948 war ctimes until curant date.
        ,it realy shows you have apublic education ,or you would be smart enough to know the true history of these dsmm jews

  • James

    I predict that Putin will go down in history as one of the greatest leaders of all countries and all times.
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    • o

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    • godsofold

      It’s being done to overwhelm the system. I think the crash of 08 was meant to do this but they didn’t realize that it would not totally fail. I think this time around they’ll compound so much monetary hurt on the world that the system will not be able to recover once they collapse it this time.


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  • Rich

    americans are stupid fucking terrorists who blame others for their own problems.
    america is garbage.

  • Truthrealm

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    Time to wake up and smell the bs

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