"Iran has agreed to fund a new multi-million-dollar military base on the Syrian coast to make it easier to ship weapons and other military hardware between the two countries, according to Western intelligence reports."

Full article: Iran agrees to fund Syrian military base - Telegraph

So this new base will be in Latakia...

"14 August 2011 Last updated at 01:58 Help

Activists in Syria have said two people were killed in the coastal city of Latakia when government tanks were deployed there.

US President Barack Obama and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia have issued a joint call for the Syrian government to immediately halt the use of violence against its citizens."

BBC News - Syria: Tanks 'enter city of Latakia'