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January 18, 2012 6:00 am

Report: US Beleives Iranians Supplying Weapons to Syria to Crush Protests

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Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Photo: Wiki Commons.

Fox News – WASHINGTON –  A recent visit by the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force to Damascus is the strongest sign yet that Iran is supplying weapons to aid Bashar Assad’s crackdown on the Syrian people, a senior Obama administration official said Tuesday.

While the U.S. has long believed Iran is helping drive the deadly crackdown on dissent in Syria, the official says the visit by Quds Force Commander Ghassem Soleimani provides a concrete example of direct high-level cooperation between Iran and Syria.

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