On Sunday, Breitbart News online outlet reported that Tehran was close to reaching an agreement with Syrian President Bashar Assad on establishing its naval base in Syria as a payment for Iranian support during the six years of the civil war.
Brigadier General Rasoul Sanaei-Rad, the Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for Political Affairs, stressed on Monday that Tehran is not planning to establish a military base in the Syrian province of Latakia despite media allegations.
“Our presence in Syria is limited to the presence of military advisers at the request of the Syrian government. We do not plan to create a military base in the Syrian province of Latakia. Such an atmosphere is being formed to destabilise the situation in the region and create disagreements between countries,” Sanaei-Rad announced, as reported by Sputnik.