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How Iranís Defense Minister In Damascus Sent A Message To Washington
Tsarizm.com ^ | 8/26/18 | Seth Frantzman

Posted on 08/26/2018 3:12:31 PM PDT by Pavegecko

Three days after US National Security Advisor John Bolton met his Russian counterpart in Geneva, the Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami arrived in Damascus to meet Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Syrian Defense Minister General Ali Abdullah Ayyoub. The juxtaposition is important because Bolton was recently in Jerusalem where he indicated that Russia and Iran are not on the same page regarding Iran’s continuing presence in Syria.

Now Iranian state media, as well as Syrian state media, are highlighting and heralding the importance of the visit. “Iran will spare no effort to maintain Syria’s territorial integrity, because security in the country will help [improve] regional stability,” Hatami said.

Background to the visit

TO UNDERSTAND the importance of the visit it is important to see the context in which it comes. Syria is preparing a major offensive to retake part of Idlib province. In recent days Turkey has said a “military solution” in Idlib is a disaster but there are increasing concerns among Syrian groups in Idlib and civilians that Turkey will not defend the province. This is because Turkey and Russia have grown closer amid US sanctions on Turkey and Turkey needs Russia more than it needs Idlib. It’s main concern is refugees fleeing Idlib or IDPs fleeing to other areas where Turkey and Syrian rebels control in northern Syria.

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TOPICS: Military/Veterans
KEYWORDS: iran; mullahworshippers; syria; zot

1 posted on 08/26/2018 3:12:31 PM PDT by Pavegecko
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To: Pavegecko

Iran just being Iran and doing their overlord’s (Putin)
bidding?


2 posted on 08/26/2018 3:33:36 PM PDT by buckalfa (I was so much older then, but I'sm younger than that now.)
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To: Pavegecko

Mostly nonsense. Iran is in no position to help rebuild Syria. They are as weak as Turkey financially.

Bits of the article are accurate, huge portions are not realistic at all.


3 posted on 08/26/2018 3:47:40 PM PDT by Texas Fossil ((Texas is not where you were born, but a Free State of Heart, Mind & Attitude!))
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To: Pavegecko

FUIran! Your day will come!


4 posted on 08/26/2018 3:52:36 PM PDT by shanover (...To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them.-S.Adams)
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To: Pavegecko

Too bad we lost Songbird McCain. He was a real whiz at these kinds of things.


5 posted on 08/27/2018 5:29:11 AM PDT by Delta 21 (Splodeyhead is the only cure for MAGAphobia)
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