September 6, 2013
GREEN LIGHT FROM TEHRAN:
In Iran, a change in tone on Syria (Jason Rezaian, September 4, 2013, Washington Post)
As the Obama administration builds its case for military strikes on Syria, Iran's new president and his foreign policy team are steering clear of a confrontational tone even as they express support for Tehran's longtime allies in Damascus.On Wednesday, President Hassan Rouhani told a key decision-making body here that Syria's stability and security remain top priorities, but he made no mention of offering military support to President Bashar al-Assad."If something happens to the Syrian people, the Islamic Republic of Iran will do its religious and humanitarian duties to send them food and medicine," Rouhani told the Assembly of Experts. He described the situation in Syria as "dire" and condemned "military attacks on countries in this region, especially on Syria."
They'll help with the Syrian people after we remove the regime.Posted by Orrin Judd at September 6, 2013 2:23 PM