Murhaf Jouejati, a professor of Middle Eastern Studies at the National Defense University in Washington, DC, said that Plan B for Iran, the strongest supporter of the Syrian regime, is to fragment the war-torn country and create an Alawite state in order to maintain its influence over the country after the fall of the regime. He added, “Syria is a major stake for Iran. Syria is Iran’s door to Mediterranean and Arab politics. The fall of the regime would be a tremendous strategic loss for Tehran.” Jouejati added that Iran’s Plan B would involve dividing Syria and creating an Alawite state to continue its sectarian policies in Syria through (Lebanese) Hezbollah.
“Iran’s Plan B in post-Assad Syria to create Alawite state”
- Published: 108 days ago on Tuesday, 2 April 2013
- By: Iran Daily Brief
- Last Modified: April 2, 2013 @ 11:55 am
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