The presidents of Russia and Indonesia have signed a defence co-operation accord in Sochi, it was reported on 19 May.
Full details of the agreement signed by presidents Vladimir Putin and Joko Widodo were not disclosed. But the heads of state said in a joint statement that they had agreed to widen contacts between defence ministries and security agencies and to conduct an exchange of intelligence information. Continue reading
As was warned about yesterday in a previous post through the Mossad-linked DEBKAfile. Many have forgotten they have a mutual defense pact. This will make the next war much dangerous because it will envelop the entire region or more, as also warned about several times for years now. Ironically, Iranian intervention might be the only thing keeping chaos from erupting should Assad see his removal from power being near.
On June 3, 2015, following reports in the Arab and world press that thousands of Iranian and Iraqi troops are being dispatched to Syria to defend the Syrian regime, which is said to be on the verge of collapse, Amir Mousavi, a former advisor to the Iranian defense minister, announced in a Facebook post that in a few hours the Iranian leadership will announce the activation of its mutual defense agreement with Syria. The defense agreement between the two countries, which essentially places all of Iran’s defensive capabilities at Syria’s disposal, was signed in 2007. In 2012 then-Iranian defense minister Ahmad Vahidi said that Iran would “activate the agreement upon [the Syrians’] request.” Continue reading