The Civil War has been raging in Syria for years and it appears that we are NO closer to an end game than we were last year…..but wait!
According to the Tasnim News Agency Iran, Turkey and Russia have issued a statement on the future of Syria……
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – Iran, Russia and Turkey issued a joint statement on Tuesday, calling for continued cooperation on Syria and reiterating their respect for Syria’s sovereignty, independence, unity and territorial integrity.
So far I have not been able to confirm this elsewhere so there is a possibility that this is just a propaganda piece….but it needed to be covered because of the implications.
Whereas the statement above is a bit of positive news there are others in the Middle East that do not see the “good” of this plan…..
This is an op-ed piece in another news source in the Middle East, al-Monitor….
Despite successful cooperation with Moscow to help retake Aleppo, Tehran is likely to remain suspicious of Russian intentions and maneuvering in Syria.
On Dec. 8, Moscow announced a new round of talks between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his US counterpart, Secretary of State John Kerry, to try to find a solution for the embattled city and possibly the entire country. As anticipated from the moment the talks were announced, and like the previous peace efforts by the two powers, the new diplomatic initiative did not lead to a successful outcome. Indeed, as early as Dec. 12, it was declared that the dialogue had ended in deadlock.
Of interest, however, is that Iran was once again not a part of Russia’s diplomatic maneuvering on Syria, and this raises questions about Tehran’s place in Russia’s overall Syrian strategy. In fact, although Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bugdanov said that he had informed Iran of the latest US proposal, the Iranians denied receiving information in this regard.
Conflicting views of the situation in Syria…..seems it is not only the West that has these types of thoughts….
Just wanted to let my readers know that the divisions over Syria are not just a western problem……
The only thought I have is….Syria is so screwed!