Diplomats: Iran steps up military support to Syria’s Assad

Western diplomats say Iranian weapons continue to pour into Syria from Iraq and from new arms supply routes via Turkey, Lebanon in effort to throw isolated government a crucial lifeline, end battlefield stalemate.

UNITED NATIONS – Iran has significantly stepped up military support to Syrian President Bashar Assad in recent months, solidifying its position alongside Russia as the government’s lifeline in an increasingly sectarian civil war, Western diplomats said. Continue reading