With Netanyahu due to meet Wednesday with President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, in an effort to block a permanent Iranian presence in Syria, Saudi sources reveal that Iran has started building a separate terminal at the Syrian port of Tartus to accommodate Iranian and Hizballah landings.
DEBKAfile adds:: Russia is in the middle of a major project for building a large naval base at Tartus. It is not clear how the Iranian project fits in with this plan.
According to Saudi sources Hizballah has begun laying an intelligence infrastructure on the Syrian Golan opposite Israeli lines.
Source: Iran building a separate troop landing terminal in Tartus – report (DEBKAfile)