The signing today of several economic agreements in Tehran has confirmed the heavy price Syria is paying for the support of Iran to the Syrian regime, including the transfer of phosphate mines and a maritime port to Iranian companies in addition to the control by the Revolutionary Guards of a Syrian mobile phone license.
The U.S. Administration has sanctioned 18 new Syrian individuals, including a prominent security official, and six institutions all of which are linked to the country’s military.
Afek Oil & Gas, an Israeli oil company, will resume exploration works in the occupied Golan Heights at the beginning of March.
After the news of the destruction of the Jihar gas plant near Palmyra last week, another large state-owned economic asset is now reported to be requiring hundreds of millions of dollars to be repaired.
|Monday 23 January 2017|
The Syria Report was recently quoted in several articles on Syria.
The following text is a paper written by Jihad Yazigi, our editor-in-chief, for the European...