Mehdi Mohammadi, an Iranian SME, has posted an article in today’s issue of Iran Review. The author generally present viewpoints close to those of the Iranian leadership. His argument, as delusional as it might seem, is the most articulate posting of Iranian perspective on the current situation in Syria. Following are the highlights. To read the entire article, in English, please click here.
Map Credit: Maps of Iran (green) and Syria (red) and the region. IranReview.org
- The ongoing unrest in Syria is not popular in nature. People are either spectators or victims… The Syrian unrest is basically non-indigenous and has its roots out of the Syrian borders… And the Syrian government has maintained its political, military and security integrity.
- The Syrian opposition groups attempted in vain for a few months to get themselves a base along the Syrian border with its neighbors that would be copycat of Benghazi in Libya. (But) they are not able to face the Syrian army outside Damascus. The body of the existing evidence shows that during past days most locations in Syria were relatively calm, with the Syrian army (having) a remarkable upper hand.
- The Syrian government will think of various security scenarios to take revenge of various parties that have been involved in the Syrian unrest… Its anti-American and anti-Israeli motivations will become hundreds of times stronger. This will certainly further strengthen the overall power of the anti-Israeli resistance axis in the region which will be of vital importance to Iran.
- Despite what may seem on the surface, the strategic equation of the region as a result of the ongoing developments in Syria has by no means changed to the detriment of Iran. On the contrary, the outlook of future insecurity in Israel is clearly on the horizon and has made Western countries greatly concerned as of now.