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Did Assad seek Russia’s help over Iran fears?

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The Syrian regime's call for the Kremlin's military help conceals a secret side of several indications. The German magazine, Der Spiegel, which a large part of its reports depend on accurate intelligence information, published a few days ago a report about an interview with a Russian diplomat, served in the Russian embassy in Damascus.

The Russian diplomat made a surprising statement by saying that Assad's request for help was not only due to the opposition progress and the retreat of the regime's army, but it was for the expansion of the Iranian influence, which had become a source of concern for Assad's narrow circle.

The Iranians, according to the testimony of the Russian diplomat, wanted what was more than just a military role in the Syrian system, and wanted the chance to run the country based on fears from the allies before the enemies.