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Behind Syrian regime, a
familiar US adversary: Iran

Christian Science Monitor, by Scott Peterson

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Posted By:ElSid, 5/30/2014 2:46:45 PM

Tehran, Iran - Iran’s military this week is mourning another senior Revolutionary Guard officer killed while fighting in Syria, and buried at home with full honors. (Snip) Together with its Lebanese Shiite proxy Hezbollah, Iran has provided military and economic support that has enabled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to turn the tide in a three-year civil war. For Iran those results boost its two-track strategy of pushing for a negotiated solution in Syria, while doing what it can to ensure the survival of the regime. Tehran wants to guarantee that Assad, who is seeking reelection in a June 3 poll that critics call a sham, can negotiate with rebels from

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Iran is not 0bama´s enemy, nor Kerry or Hagel´s, because they all help secretly get Iran´s sanctions removed which allowed them to get their money to move toward completing their nuclear weapons program. We and Israel will rue the day that 0bama signed off on this criminal negotiations with this terrorist state.

      


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Behind Syrian regime, a
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Christian Science Monitor, by Scott Peterson    Original Article
Posted By: ElSid- 5/30/2014 2:46:45 PM     Post Reply
Tehran, Iran - Iran’s military this week is mourning another senior Revolutionary Guard officer killed while fighting in Syria, and buried at home with full honors. (Snip) Together with its Lebanese Shiite proxy Hezbollah, Iran has provided military and economic support that has enabled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to turn the tide in a three-year civil war. For Iran those results boost its two-track strategy of pushing for a negotiated solution in Syria, while doing what it can to ensure the survival of the regime. Tehran wants to guarantee that Assad, who is seeking reelection in a June 3 poll that critics call a sham, can negotiate with rebels from

   

 

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