Perhaps Iran has achieved some victories in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, but I am certain that these gains will not last. I have no doubt that these said victories will inevitably turn into highly costly ventures for it. The annexation of these states by Iran is being rejected by their populations today, even if some rogue elements may applaud it.
The Russian agenda in Syria is different from Iranian interests and aspirations. These differences will one day rise to the surfaceMohammed Al Shaikh