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New port for Russia?

August 17, 2007

Claude Salhani
August 17, 2007

The Russian navy, much as its predecessor the Soviet fleet, has long yearned for a warm water port to compensate for the long winter months when Baltic ports freeze over. If Syrian opposition forces are to be believed, Moscow’s search may be over with Damascus offering the Russians use of their ports of Tartous and Latakia on the Mediterranean Sea.
Syrian officials, however, laugh at the idea, calling it “ridiculous.” Imad Mustapha, Syria’s ambassador to Washington, told me “you just can’t hide battleships in the Mediterranean.”

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