Iran's Future in Syria and the Strategic Partnership with Russia
by Matthew RJ Brodsky
ClearCut with Michelle Makori / i24News
November 15, 2017
Matthew RJ Brodsky joins Michelle Makori on i24News "ClearCut" to discuss the plan in Syria that allows Iran to set up shop too close to the Golan Heights. He believes a plan that relies on Russian assurances to keep Iran at bay is as worthless as Moscow's 2013 assurances to rid Syria of all of its chemical and biological weapons. Russia and Iran have long had a strategic partnership and the only way to change Putin's calculation is to weaken Iran and lessen its value to Moscow. The Trump administration has leverage but so far appears unwilling to use it.