Iran's Support Emboldens Assad, Envoy Says

(New York Times) Michael R. Gordon - Iran is stepping up its military assistance to President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, and the supplies have strengthened his belief that he can prevail in his struggle with the opposition, Robert S. Ford, the American ambassador to Syria, said Wednesday. With continued support from Iran, Russia and Hizbullah, "today, he still thinks he can win militarily," Ford told the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

2013-03-21 00:00:00

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