Russians won't be able to push Iran out of Syria, expert says

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(Worthy News) - Iran isn’t going to leave Syria and Russia won’t be able to fully push them out of the conflict-ridden country, an expert on Shia militias told The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday.

“It’s about building long-term capabilities,” said Philip Smyth, the Soref Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. “The Israelis have been rather effective in countering certain things that have been brought in (from Iran to Syria) but this is a longer term process. The Syrian front has allowed them so much access, it’s a dream come true for Tehran.”

The Iranians know how to play the long term game and want to bring in the entire Iranian-Shia foreign legion to the region, he said, ahead of taking part in a panel at the 12th Institute for National Security Studies conference in Tel Aviv. [ Source: Jerusalem Post (Read More...) ]

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