Wednesday, 21 August, 2019

Iran Deal Heartens Syria’s Assad, Worries Rebels

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad signalled on Tuesday he expected more support from his top regional ally Iran in the wake of a nuclear deal that includes Western states that have backed the insurgency against him, dailytimes reported.

Rebels fighting Assad expressed concern that the deal would expand Iranian influence in the region at their expense.

Iran has provided military and financial support to Assad in the four-year-long conflict that has become a focal point for Shi’ite Iran’s power struggle with the conservative Sunni Muslim monarchy of Saudi Arabia.

Assad, in a telegram congratulating Iran’s supreme leader on the deal agreed with major powers on Tuesday, called it “a major turning point” in the history of Iran and the world.

 

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