DEBKAfile (Link) (June 25, 2006)
DEBKAfile’s Tehran sources disclose the Iranians seek to attain three objectives by deploying RG units to the Golan heights: Another direct front line against Israel. A forward position for an Iranian electronic warning station to sound a timely alarm of the takeoff of American warplanes or missiles from the eastern Mediterranean basin on their way to attack.
The station can also keep electronic track of movements on Israeli air and missile bases, covering also Arrow anti-missile systems. The Syrian military delegation, which spent five days in Tehran, brought a year of secret negotiations to their conclusion.
The breadth of Syrian-Iranian military relations can be measured by the military treaty’s financial scope of $800 m and the size of the delegation Damascus sent to Tehran - 60 officers representing every branch of the Syrian armed forces, including intelligence and munitions industries.
For years, both countries have supported the Lebanese Hezbollah militia and anti-Israeli Palestinian factions including Hamas and Islamic Jihad, which maintain headquarters in Damascus.