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Sun Feb 12, 2012, 01:32 AM

Anonymous: Iran helping Syria sidestep sanctions, documents prove

Iran has been helping Syria bypass the international sanctions imposed on it for massacring civilians, according to documents from the Syrian president's office obtained by Haaretz.

The documents show that Iran has given the Syrian regime more than $1 billion, which would help it overcome the oil embargo and other moves including restrictions on flights and sanctions against the central bank.

The documents were leaked following a cyber-attack by hackers known as Anonymous against the e-mail server of the Syrian president's office. Seventy-eight employees in President Bashar Assad's office had their e-mail hacked. One of these accounts belonged to the minister of presidential affairs, Mansour Azzam; it included two documents signed by him that dealt with relations between Syria and Iran.

The two documents were authored two months ago and detail discussions by senior Iranian delegations visiting Syria. The documents are written in ambiguous language and only in a number of places do they detail ways Syria would be aided to bypass sanctions. The document repeatedly refers to Syria's wish to "learn from the Iranian experience in this area."

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/iran-helping-syria-sidestep-sanctions-documents-prove-1.412353

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Response to tabatha (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 04:11 AM

1. Who is surprised?

they've been linked for eons. They have a "one hand washes the other" relationship, and they both have an interest in Lebanon.

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Response to tabatha (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 04:18 AM

2. Am shocked, I tell ya....

Yawn...

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Response to tabatha (Original post)

Sun Feb 12, 2012, 05:25 AM

3. What sanctions? There are no UN sanctions on Syria as far as I know.

 

Is Iran supposed to adhere to US and EU sanctions? Out of gratitude for imposing sanctions on itself,
I suppose?

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