Iran Increasing Support to Syria

Says Secretary Clinton


Iran has stepped up its military and financial aid to the Syrian government, departing US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned.

Mrs Clinton, who steps down on Friday, said there were also signs that Russia continues to supply Syria with money and "equipment".

A spilling-over of the conflict into neighbouring countries was "within the realm of the possible now", she said.

Her comments came amid contradictory claims of an Israeli strike in Syria.