Syria, Iran and ‘chaos in international relations’

Source: Asia Times

Even in the context of a post-truth geopolitical environment run amok, Russian President Vladimir Putin telling his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani over the phone that any further Western strikes against Syria may “lead to chaos in international relations” should at least be seen for what it is; a massive understatement.

According to the Kremlin, Putin and Rouhani agreed that what cynics are calling the F.U.K.U.S. – or France, UK, US – strikes have damaged the chances of achieving any meaningful political resolution in Syria.

That translates into Putin and Rouhani acknowledging that Washington, London and Paris are pulling no punches to be back in the game, directly clashing with the painstaking Astana peace process led by Russia, Iran and Turkey. 

Significantly, Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari reminded acting US Secretary of State John Sullivan, also over the phone, about “the necessity to prioritize finding a political solution and that the Syrian people alone should determine their own fate.”

This means essentially that the “4+1” – Russia, Syria, Iran, Iraq, plus Hezbollah – which were at the vanguard of destroying ISIS, or Islamic State, and other crypto-jihadi outfits in Syria, remain in synch. The counter-terror HQ of the “4+1” was in Baghdad. As much as Baghdad may harbor ideological divergences with Damascus, their common strategy is built upon the fight against Salafi-jihadis of all stripes. 


Categories: Asia, Syria

7 replies

  1. In depth analysis basing on ground facts. Volcano of strategic interests of big powers using Syrians as priceless fuel. Am unable to understand where have gone the ethical and humnitarian morals which leaders of big powers keep on advocating.

  2. The problem is that the ‘Salafi-jihadis’ are armed and trained by Western intelligence agencies for their own purposes … (and they push the Saudis to pay for it)

  3. Why you do not ask Allah through Al Quran?
    Al Quran say: Most Muslim have turned away from Al Quran. That is why?

    Follow (O men!) the revelation given unto you from your Lord, and follow not, as leaders or Idol hadith, other than Him. Little it is ye remember of admonition. (3) How many towns have We destroyed (for their sins)? Our punishment took them on a sudden by night or while they slept for their afternoon rest. (4)

    Allah will punish Muslim who turn away from Al Quran or Allah. On another word; most Muslim are Musyrikun of hypocrite:
    No one can avoid Allah’s punishment. Allah The modt Knowing.

    All ❤️

  4. What I feel is that in the world we are living today, superpowers just want diplomatic power. War in Syria and yeman are unnecessary wars , just there because of diplomatic power

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