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‘Blood brotherhood’ between Iran and Syria

Turki Aldakhil

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“We are blood brothers with Iran.” This is what the Baathist Syrian foreign minister said after decades of making statements on his nation’s legacy and on a one-Arab nation carrying a mortal message.

After making all these noises about national unity and Arab revival, the Syrian regime allowed Iranian forces into its territories and forced Lebanon to be occupied and controlled by Iran.

The Syrian regime has been fighting the entire Arab world and planting terror cells. At the same time, it wants societies to believe its lies about national revival and unifying legacies.

Unspeakable acts of crime committed since the reign of late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, deposed Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and other such leaders, suggest that these regimes have caused negative influences on Arab societies

Turki Aldakhil

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Syria’s Foreign Minister Walid al-Mouallem said no one can break or upset this blood brotherhood with Iran.

Unspeakable acts of crime committed since the reign of late Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, deposed Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, and other such leaders, suggest that these regimes have caused negative influences on Arab societies.

They show that stable regimes and monarchies are the most capable when it comes to respecting people and safeguarding their interests and the most competent in terms of respecting human rights.

This article was first published in Okaz on April 10.
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Turki Aldakhil is the General Manager of Al Arabiya News Channel. He began his career as a print journalist, covering politics and culture for the Saudi newspapers Okaz, Al-Riyadh and Al-Watan. He then moved to pan-Arab daily Al-Hayat and pan-Arab news magazine Al-Majalla. Turki later became a radio correspondent for the French-owned pan-Arab Radio Monte Carlo and MBC FM. He proceeded to Elaph, an online news magazine and Alarabiya.net, the news channel’s online platform. Over a ten-year period, Dakhil’s weekly Al Arabiya talk show “Edaat” (Spotlights) provided an opportunity for proponents of Arab and Islamic social reform to make their case to a mass audience. Turki also owns Al Mesbar Studies and Research Centre and Madarek Publishing House in Dubai. He has received several awards and honors, including the America Abroad Media annual award for his role in supporting civil society, human rights and advancing women’s roles in Gulf societies. He tweets @TurkiAldakhil.

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