Iran has signed a series of deals and memorandums of understanding with Damascus to repair Syria's electrical-power infrastructure, state media report, giving the Islamic republic a potential foothold in war-torn Syria's eventual rebuilding process.

Syrian state-run SANA news agency reported that the deals were inked on September 12 during a visit by Syrian Electricity Minister Zuhair Kharboutli to Tehran.

They include restoring the main control center for the electricity grid in the capital, Damascus, and helping to restore full power to the northern city of Aleppo.

The accords could lead to Iran playing a major role in rebuilding the country's infrastructure, Kharboutli said during the signing ceremony.

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