Iran is the key to Western and Saudi overtures
toward Syria. It is believed that Syria is the "weakest link" in the
Iran-led regional axis. The Saudis are extremely worried at the onward
march of Iranian power in the region, and the prospect that this may be
taking place soon under a nuclear umbrella.
The West, and Saudi Arabia, evidently hope to
initiate a process of coaxing Damascus away from Teheran. Saudi power
is financial power. Riyadh could offer the economically ailing regime
in Damascus a host of economic incentives in return for distancing
itself from Iran.
And finally and most fundamentally, the Syrian
alliance with Iran will not be sacrificed in order to re-build
relations with Saudi Arabia, or with the West. In case anyone had
failed to notice, the Iranians are currently running rings around the
US in the "negotiations" over the Iranian nuclear program. It may be
assumed that the Ba'athis in Damascus have not failed to notice this.
Good luck with the tax agreement.
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|Majid Tavakoli: Prisoner of the day||Iterview with mother||Dec 02|
|احسان نراقی: جامعه شناس و نویسنده ۱۳۰۵-۱۳۹۱||Dec 02|
|Nasrin Sotoudeh: Prisoner of the day||46 days on hunger strike||Dec 01|
|Nasrin Sotoudeh: Graffiti||In Barcelona||Nov 30|
|گوهر عشقی: مادر ستار بهشتی||Nov 30|
|Abdollah Momeni: Prisoner of the day||Activist denied leave and family visits for 1.5 years||Nov 30|
|محمد کلالی: یکی از حمله کنندگان به سفارت ایران در برلین||Nov 29|
|Habibollah Golparipour: Prisoner of the day||Kurdish Activist on Death Row||Nov 28|