By the summer of 2015, Bashar Al-Assad seemed on the verge of being overthrown. Then Russia launched its military intervention in Syria – working against a diplomatic process the US administration pursued to no avail.
The Russian intervention tilted the war in favor of Assad regime and cost the rebels many of their strongholds, making Aleppo one of the last ones and the most important pressure point on Assad regime to accept a political solution to end the war. However, Aleppo became under heavy fire and crippling siege since the start of this year.
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani says Tehran and Moscow will continue to cooperate in the Syrian war “until the ultimate goal of eradicating terrorism and restoring peace and full security in the region is achieved.”
The comment was delivered in a Saturday meeting in Tehran between Rouhani and Russia’s special envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, Iranian state news agency IRNA reported.
In the meeting, Rouhani stressed that “the Syrian situation can only be resolved through political dialogue and with full respect for the will of the Syrian people, who he said are the main and ultimate decision makers on the future of the country,” according to IRNA, clearly contradicting the obvious crimes of Iranian forces on ground.
Russia and Iran found a natural ally in Bashar al-Assad and his regime, and together they made an alliance to save its rule and accomplish their own agenda in the area.
The U.S. said since the first days of the crisis in Syria that it is against Assad who he should go and it backs the Syrian people’s rights in freedom. However, US didn’t do any real moves against Assad and its only direct military intervention was against ISIS.
US lost the Syrian battle between the opposition and regime to Russia, and instead started a false war against ISIS. The US gave arms to the Kurdish militias , trained them and used their territory as a starting point to attack the terrorist organization.
The next video shows the military bases that the various powers have in Syria.