Iran in Syria
People will usually prefer to have supportive friends during any moment of difficulty. For the whole period that the war has gone on in Syria, Iran has shown steadiness and commitment in provision of support to the Syrian government. There has been great value attached to the presence of Iran in Syria. Iran in Syria is not due to the presence of too many common interests between the two but rather it is a sort of partnership between two governments that want to ensure that their people are safe from any effects of war. Iran helping Syria in these trying moments has been a welcome move across the globe.
As a Syrian ally, Iran has been committed in the provision of essential military aid for as many years. Basically, the most preferred method of delivering these essentials by Iran has been air. This has been coupled with security and intelligence services. It is clear that they do offer military weapons and other primary military necessities to the Syrians too. The Syrians have been able to receive financial aid from the Iranians. These security and military support offered to the Syrians has made them a little bit stronger. Iran has also shown the willingness to use its military outside its borders to ensure reigning of peace in other countries. Iran has also advanced training of its soldiers out of its borders. The moves by iran have ensured that the Syrian head of state remains in power. This has been observed as a noble move that is fully behind the rights of the people of Syria. Such support has resulted in the advancement of the Iranian economic, social and political agenda.
The move to support a local regime by an outsider is usually one that demands lots of boldness. Iran has actually shown support for pro-government militias in Syria. These militias have actually welcomed the friendship between Syria and Iran. This move has eliminated hurdles for Iranian operation within Syrian borders. Syrian moderate and extremist factions have further been fought by Iranians. Suppressing such factions is actually aimed at ensuring Syria regains its stability as soon as possible. This is regardless of who wins or takes over the government.
Iran is aiming at building a corridor from Iran to Lebanon. The corridor is to go through Iraq and Syria. The corridor provides a connection to the Mediterranean. It will allow for the easy and convenient movement of Iranian-allied soldiers, Iranian soldiers and weapons. This will grow both Syria’s ally, Iran, Iran and Syria itself. Iran will find it even more advantageous since it will find an avenue of growing her influence through this.