Iran and its close ally President Bashar al-Assad have won the war in Syria, and the US-orchestrated campaign in support of the opposition’s attempt to topple the Syrian regime has failed, senior Iranian officials have told the Guardian.
In a series of interviews in Tehran, top figures who shape Iranian foreign policy said the west’s strategy in Syria had merely encouraged radicals, caused chaos and ultimately backfired, with government forces now on the front foot.
“We have won in Syria,” said Alaeddin Borujerdi, chairman of the Iranian parliament…
Well, there’s some unbiased observers. Unfortunately, from here it looks very much as if they are right.
This is why the Saudis are so pissed off with the Obama administration. Not that I care about that. I’m tired of the US government being in the pocket of the Saudis. That said, I’m not thrilled about the US leaving that situation to take up kowtowing to the Iranians instead.
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