Iranian President Cements Syrian Alliance

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad began a visit to Syria Thursday to consolidate an old alliance made increasingly crucial as both countries face mounting U.S. pressure and the threat of international sanctions.

Ahmadinejad and Syrian President Bashar Assad were expected to talk about Iran’s standoff with the West over its nuclear program and the threat to refer it to the U.N. Security Council, as well as Syria’s own troubles over a U.N. investigation that implicated it in the assassination of Lebanon’s former prime minister. Full Story

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