Iran's Presence in Syria Threatens Many Countries

(Asharq Al-Awsat-UK) Abdlrahman Al-Rashed - Israel has expressed the view that any arrangement to end the war in Syria should not allow an Iranian military presence and that of its proxies to remain in the country. The truth is, Iran and its proxies' military presence in Syria also affects the security of Turkey, Iraq, Jordan and the Gulf. The weakness of the Syrian regime's military capabilities and Iran's will to compensate that by its own forces and militias altered the security and political aspects of the entire region and not just Syria. Most likely the region's countries will not oppose Russia filling the military and security vacuum using its forces or other international ones, as long as they do not include Iranian Revolutionary Guards or other foreign militias. The new U.S. administration agrees with most of the region's countries that it is important to limit Iran's expansion in the region.

2017-03-14 00:00:00

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