Iranian ships did not dock in Syria, the Pentagon confirmed Tuesday, calling into question reports by Iran’s state-run media.
Reuters debunks the Iranian reports:
Iran’s Press TV reported that two Iranian warships docked at the Syrian port of Tartous on Saturday. The ships were said to be providing training for Syrian naval forces.
“We have absolutely no indication whatsoever the Iranian ships ever docked in Syrian ports,” said Pentagon spokesman George Little, adding that the United States believed the ships in fact “did not dock in Syria.”