Syria Seeks Defense Coop.

Syria Seeks  Defense Coop.Syria Seeks  Defense Coop.

Syria’s defense minister started an official visit to its major ally Iran on Tuesday at the head of a military delegation to discuss cooperation “in the face of terrorism,” Syria’s state news agency SANA said.

Minister Fahad Jassim al-Freij, who is also deputy commander of the Syrian armed forces, met his Iranian counterpart Hossein Dehghan and other officials, SANA said. The visit was aimed at “strengthening coordination and cooperation between the two armies ... especially in the face of terrorism and common challenges in the region,” according to the report.