It is notable that the Iranian ships that went through the Suez Canal last month docked at the same Syrian port. Here's how Iran's PressTV described it:
Two Iranian ships, Khark and Alvand, docked at Syria's Lattakia Port following their passage through the Suez Canal, a strategic international shipping route in Egypt, for the first time since the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran in 1979.Are the 50 tons of weapons on the Victoria part of the "message of peace and friendship" that was carried by the Khark?
The 1,500-ton patrol frigate Alvand is armed with torpedoes and anti-ship missiles, while the larger 33,000-ton supply vessel Khark has 250 crewmembers and can carry three helicopters.
Tehran has announced that the two Iranian warships in Lattakia are “on a routine and friendly visit and carry the message of peace and friendship to world countries.”
On Friday, Sayyari signed a navy cooperation deal with his Syrian counterpart General Taleb al-Barri aboard Iranian vessel Khark.
Syrian navy officials toured the two Iranian ships on the same day.