Syria sees West easing tough stance after Iran deal: Assad aide
A close adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said Iran’s nuclear accord with world powers will force the West to soften its stance against Damascus and deal with its government to find a negotiated solution to Syria’s civil war. Tehran has given vital financial and military support to Assad in a four-year-old conflict that has become a battleground for Shi’ite Muslim Iran’s regional power struggle with Sunni Muslim Saudi Arabia, which backs insurgent forces in Syria. Western powers have supported non-Islamist rebels in Syria and said there was no room for Assad in a future Syria.
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