Iran-Syria rift: Tehran calls on Assad to explain his contacts with “Iran’s enemies”

Exclusive: An Iranian diplomat made a sudden appearance in Damascus on Monday, July 16, demanding that the Syrian ruler Bashar Assad explain his interaction with anti-Iran elements, DEBKAfile reveals. The envoy, Hossein Amir Abdollahian, assistant speaker for international affairs at Iran’s Shura Council, upon taxing the Syrian president, heard him underline his country’s support for Iran against “US threats.” Iranian and Syrian sources describe Assad as reaffirming this commitment during their meeting. According to the official statement, they also discussed Iran’s nuclear program and the steps the regime in Tehran has taken “to protect the interests of the Iranian people.”

Our intelligence sources note the unusual features of this event and of the statements dictated by the Iranian side:

  1. Tehran broke conspicuously with custom and protocol by sending a low-ranking diplomat to Damascus with a demand for him to be received on the spot by the Syrian president. This denotes a serious falling-out between Tehran and Damascus.
  2. The emissary demanded a pledge by Assad to continue to oppose the United States, while omitting to mention any Middle East entity. Why the Syrian ruler need to reaffirm this? Has he changed his attitude towards Washington and the Trump administration?
  3. Since when does a low-ranking Iranian diplomat engage in a discussion with the Syrian ruler on Iran’s nuclear program and its steps for “protecting the people?”

Answers are provided in the coming issue of DEBKA Weekly (for subscribers) out on Friday, July 19. They are based on exclusive information revealing that Bashar Assad has entered into secret negotiations behind Iran’s back with one of its most implacable enemies. Don’t miss this unique disclosure. If you are not already a subscriber, click here to sign on.

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42 thoughts on “Iran-Syria rift: Tehran calls on Assad to explain his contacts with “Iran’s enemies”

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 19:06 at 19:06
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    Iran has been expelled out of Middle Est, it is now part of Asia same as Uzbekistan, only they did not grasp.
    Suddenly, boom! “Whatta happen with us, are we so marginal?”
    But the Peace Plan says “Yes!”
    All mullahs die by their bears.
    “Fackonis est!”, says an old Latin adagio.

    • Jul 17, 2019 @ 18:52 at 18:52
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      Ha Ha Lives, Benjamin Netanyahu becomes Israel’s longest-serving Prime Minister!

      • Jul 18, 2019 @ 7:55 at 7:55
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        You will drown in your own vomit, Leftist garbage.

    • Jul 17, 2019 @ 19:09 at 19:09
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      Sabbaghian (Real Name) Lives…No One Was Expelled Jordanian Army Told Palestinians To Leave in 1948 War: https://youtu.be/9iR5nDFhBL0

    • Jul 17, 2019 @ 22:41 at 22:41
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      Yasmin, Can we have that all in Latin please…it’ll make much more sense.

    • Jul 20, 2019 @ 14:34 at 14:34
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      Good for Iran. The arabs are useless. The asians are worth something. The Iranians are too special a people to be weighed down by worthless arabs.

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 19:26 at 19:26
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    netanyahu abd rusya ingiltere ile ortak iranın tüm nükleer tesislerini gece karanlığında vurmalıdır netanyahu israil ordusu cesaretli olmalıdır

    • Jul 16, 2019 @ 19:37 at 19:37
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      This is indeed a very good idea! 🙂

    • Jul 16, 2019 @ 19:40 at 19:40
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      harika fikir efendim, teşekkür ederim

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 21:34 at 21:34
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    The allies’ plan is to overwhelm the Iranians’ forces, and, while the forces of Iran are kept fully occupied, the allies will bring in drilling equipment with which to sink deep boreholes. Into the bore holes low yield nuclear munitions, to the capacity of 20 Kilotons will be lowered, sealed into place, and detonated. This will destroy and bury the nuclear resources of the Iranians.

    • Jul 17, 2019 @ 2:54 at 2:54
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      Iran’s armed forces couldn’t defend an ice cream parlor, . . .

      No real men in the bunch, . . . equipment is marginally better than the German WW2 stuff

      Their tactics were evolved from the Sino Prussian wars, . . .

      Their leaders are the biggest bunch of cowards since WW2 Italian fascist generals, . . .

      Their air force cannot keep 20 planes in the air on any given day, . . .

      What a joke to say they will defend anything.

      • Jul 17, 2019 @ 17:33 at 17:33
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        Global Views & Bad Iran News! Israel Security Agency Seized Hamas West Bank Money-Laundering Network in the West Bank, Hamas Haniyeh Travel Ban to Iran, Turkey and Qatar Cancelled by Egypt. America Secondary Sanctions on China of Iran oil, IDF Reinforces Defenses Prepared to Match any Hizballah Missile Barrage, Houthi Rebels End of Fight Withdrawal Lifeline Port!

      • Jul 17, 2019 @ 22:38 at 22:38
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        You should look up noun-pronoun disagreement before lecture anyone on anything #1stgradegrammar

      • Jul 17, 2019 @ 22:39 at 22:39
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        You should look up noun-pronoun disagreement before you lecture anyone on anything #1stgradegrammar

      • Jul 18, 2019 @ 14:38 at 14:38
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        Could say the same for Israel. Tech stolen from America, leeching/stealing from US taxpayers to ‘develop’ and manufacture it. Has to mount 911 / USS Liberty style scams to bribe, manipulate & swindle American troops into fighting for them. Iran hasnt infiltrated and suborned the globe’s biggest economy to fight their battles for them, like the zionists did in America. If the Israel-Iran playing field is uneven? Comes down to which country has parasite derived hegemony.

    • Jul 17, 2019 @ 3:17 at 3:17
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      Iran will soon be taken back by its citizens and you will soon be removed from this website permanently. The world does not want any more anti-Semites like you.

      • Jul 17, 2019 @ 20:05 at 20:05
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        WebOfSin…Exiled Hamas Khaled Meshaal Must Ask for Permission from Egyptian Care Takers Is Not Leading But Hiding? https://youtu.be/H7sL7b5RLpY

    • Jul 17, 2019 @ 4:45 at 4:45
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      Ahmadinejad LIES! The “regional actor” whose name little terrorist mahmoud cannot force his lips to speak and his gnarled fingers to type is NOT a signatory to the nuclear NPA and therefore is not bound by any “international law” from having developed nuclear weapons.

      As to overwhelming Yemen, if it were an imperative to “overwhelm” a sandlot the likes of Yemen, the US could do it blindfolded with one arm tied behind its back.

      Mahmoud and his tributaries had best not mistake the US reluctance to wipe Iran from the face of the Earth as revealing cowardice. Quite to the contrary, it reveals the knowledge that the damage we could visit upon Iran is so cataclysmic as to inhibit the impulse to do so.

    • Jul 17, 2019 @ 12:26 at 12:26
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      @ahmad:yes;keeping nuclear weapons is normal with people of your type around

    • Jul 17, 2019 @ 12:39 at 12:39
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      “Remind us which regional actors have developed nuclear weapons in violation of international law…”

      @ “Ahmadinejad Lives”,

      OK, fair enough……………….here they are in chronological order: Iraq, Iran and Syria.

    • Jul 17, 2019 @ 17:31 at 17:31
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      You are on drugs. That is not the plan at all. How old are you?

    • Jul 17, 2019 @ 19:23 at 19:23
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      Oops… America Cancel Sale To Turkey 100 F-35 as NATO UK Second Training Squadron of F-35 Lightning Jets Arrive. Sabbaghian Not Happy?

    • Jul 17, 2019 @ 19:38 at 19:38
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      Sabbaghian Lives… Reminder with Respect for WWII General Anthony Clement “Nuts” McAuliffe Copyright, “NO NUKES FOR NUTS”, Calip”Hates”!

    • Jul 20, 2019 @ 14:37 at 14:37
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      Good for Iran. The arabs are useless. The asians are worth something. The Iranians are too special a people to be weighed down by worthless arabs.

    • Jul 20, 2019 @ 14:40 at 14:40
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      “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face” – Mike Tyson

  • Jul 16, 2019 @ 23:03 at 23:03
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    Debka Exclusive!

    AHA!
    hint hint!

    … endo fo the month cash grab. bills are high and need to be paid for!

    • Jul 17, 2019 @ 22:43 at 22:43
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      @Yosef…Well that’s fair enough. They’ve got costs to run this site.

  • Jul 17, 2019 @ 1:00 at 1:00
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    Iran powerless. Friendless. Broke. Time to talk.

    • Jul 17, 2019 @ 17:13 at 17:13
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      Two Steps Backwards One Leap Forward!

    • Jul 17, 2019 @ 20:33 at 20:33
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      WebOfSin… South Korea switches to Russian Crude Replaces Banned Iranian Supplies & China’s Oil Import 70% can’t achieve Self-Sufficiency in a Two Decades Morgan Stanley, “Chinese Shale Oil Production Of 100-200,000 BPD by 2025, compared to America Millions of Barrels of America Every Day. From Russia With Love Link: https://www.rt.com/business/460375-south-korea-replaces-iranian-oil/

  • Jul 17, 2019 @ 2:05 at 2:05
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    typical mid east irrationality?

  • Jul 17, 2019 @ 5:13 at 5:13
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    Remember, the Aliens are Jewish , and that is why the Jews are God’s chosen people .So you Iranian losers ,who wear rags on your heads will be vaporized when the Aliens desire, Goodbye Losers

    • Jul 17, 2019 @ 16:32 at 16:32
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      Interesting!

  • Jul 17, 2019 @ 17:07 at 17:07
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    Meanwhile, 3rd British Warship to Gulf of Arabia & Iran Silence is a sign They Need to Talk!

  • Jul 17, 2019 @ 19:41 at 19:41
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    SpinderWeak Web… Hamas is a Good Servant to “CalipHATES” while Hiding in Egypt!

  • Jul 17, 2019 @ 22:39 at 22:39
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    You should look up noun-pronoun disagreement before you lecture anyone on anything #1stgradegrammar

  • Jul 18, 2019 @ 19:27 at 19:27
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    Those crazy mullahs will make Iran crash crash and burn.

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