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Syria crisis: Iran and Assad have won,
say top Tehran foreign policy figures

Guardian [UK], by Simon Tisdall

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Posted By:LittleHoodedMonk, 5/11/2014 1:04:06 PM

Tehran - Iran and its close ally President Bashar al-Assad have won the war in Syria and the US-orchestrated campaign in support of the opposition´s attempt to topple the Syrian regime has failed, senior Iranian officials have told the Guardian. In a series of interviews in Tehran, top figures who shape Iranian foreign policy said that the west´s strategy in Syria had merely encouraged radicals, caused chaos and ultimately backfired, with government forces now on the front foot. "We have won in Syria," said Alaeddin Broujerdi, chairman of the Iranian parliament´s national security and foreign policy committee and an influential

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0bama backed Syrian rebels (various Al Qaeda factions) with weapons, training and our money while secretly negotiating earlier to have sanctions and frozen oil accounts opened so Iran could continue producing its nuclear weapons. No need to bring up Egypt and the Muslim Brotherhood this last summer, or Benghazi. It´s all the same. Just remember where the losers will "immigrate" to as the fighting continues or ever ends.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: stablemoney, 5/11/2014 1:26:10 PM     (No. 9844652)

Leftists and terrorists, similar in many ways, always proclaim things "settled". Nothing is ever settled in this world.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Blackeagle, 5/11/2014 2:21:34 PM     (No. 9844691)

That is probably the case. The devil we know beats back the devil we don´t know.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: KTWO, 5/11/2014 3:57:38 PM     (No. 9844786)

It sure looks that way although Iranian officials are hardly an unbiased news source.

Have the rebels gained ground? Has the Syrian Air Force been grounded? Has the poison gas been disposed of? Has Putin reduced his aid to Assad? Has Iran?

Who has the burden of caring for refugees? Not Assad. Not Putin. Not Tehran.

And who seems to have achieved nothing?


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Reply 4 - Posted by: thefield, 5/11/2014 9:34:35 PM     (No. 9845046)

#3 good words of wisdom on this slow day.

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