Iran promises to aid Syria against possible US sanctions

Iran will assist Syria against the impact of any proposed US sanctions, particularly any that hit the country's oil industry, according to a senior Iranian official.Mohsen Mirdamadi, who heads Iran's parliamentary National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said, "Iran is ready to extend assistance to Syria in all fields, especially the oil sector," if the US imposes sanctions under the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Act that was passed Oct. 15 by the US House of Representatives.The bill proposes sanctions against Syria because of that country's alleged ties to terrorists and purported efforts to obtain weapons of mass destruction. They would include bans o...

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