SHAFAQNA(Shia International News Association)--The British government has turned to Australia with the renewal of a so-called defence treaty, luring the Oceanian country into more fierce military operations in the Middle-East.
Britain and Australia have signed a new treaty that pledges closer cooperation in controversial military operations in Afghanistan, a war Britain has been struggling to win for a decade.
"Through the treaty we will look to expand further our existing military cooperation, a cooperation which has been greatly reinforced by the shared experiences of Afghanistan and Iraq, experiences which we are determined not to lose, the interoperability and close working relationships of our armed forces will be retained," British Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said.
The agreement was signed in Perth, Australia, during the latest annual consultations between British and Australian Defence and Foreign Affairs Ministers.
Australia's Defence Minister Stephen Smith has earlier said that his country may commit Special Forces to Afghanistan even though there is a scheduled withdrawal of regular British troops by the end of next year.
The agreement coincided with the British Foreign Secretary William Hague's visit to Australia to rally more support for Syrian rebels.
Hague suggested supplying armed gangs in the Middle-Eastern country with body armor and chemical detection equipment to once again try and topple popular Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.