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Ynet: Russia has unexpected message for Iran on Syria, by Alex Fishman

Russian forces in Syria, aided by Syrian regime forces under their command, have in recent weeks expelled pro-Iranian militias that had taken over a civilian dock at the Tartus naval facility.

A year ago, during a visit by Iranian minister Amir Hatami to Syria, the two countries signed a military cooperation agreement. As part of the agreement, Syria authorized Iran to acquire a multi-year contract to manage one of the docks at the Tartus facility. Russia, however, vetoed the deal.

Recently, Iran has tried to implement the understanding reached with the Syrian government and stationed Shiite militias at the port in order to be able to supply Iranian forces in the Mediterranean Sea.

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