Israel dismisses Hezbollah claim it can reach targets in every part of country – Haaretz – Israel News: “Israel dismisses reports of Iran-Syria arms deal
The senior defense official also said that a report of a $1 billion arms deal between Syria and Iran is false, saying that Russia – not Iran – is Syria’s main weapons supplier.
‘[Iranian President Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad’s visit [to Syria] was simply designed to maintain the axis between Iran, Syria, and Hezbollah,’ said the official.
The official maintained that Syria is seen by both Iran and Hezbollah as the ‘weakest link’ in their ties, which may break away from them should that be in its interest. However, the official emphasized that ‘at any given time’ there are Iranian and Hezbollah representatives in Syria to coordinate their actions.
On Saturday, the London-based Arabic language newspaper Asharq Al-Awsat reported that Damascus and Tehran had signed a strategic cooperation agreement during Ahmadinejad’s visit to Syria late last week. The report describes the cooperation between the countries as including military, economic, scientific and technical aspects.”