The Khamenei regime and the Assad regime seek to fulfill two aims: keep the Damascus regime as it is and keep Iran’s military and intelligence presence and militias in Syria and negotiate over everything except that. The most recent US proposal though is the opposite: keeping the Assad regime is conditional on ending Iran’s presence in Syria while the rest is negotiable.
However, recent trips and statements lower expectations to Iran and its militias “making concessions” and abstaining from engaging in the Daraa battles, where the Syrian-Jordanian-Israeli triangle is, in exchange of having the Kurdish units QSD, that support the US, withdraw from Manbij, and this is Damascus’ and Turkey’s request.
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Mouallem had said that America’s withdrawal from Manbij is essential before committing that Iran’s forces will not be present in Daraa.
The Iranians will do like Hafez al-Assad and later Bashar al-Assad did in Lebanon and transform the country into an arena for conflict with IsraelAbdulrahman al-Rashed