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Daily Digest: Rise of the Hard Left Red Dragon

“It views the confrontation in Syria as critical to the reshaping of the Middle East and to its own role in the region as the party that leads and will continue to lead—even if Assad ultimately falls—the resistance to the Western presence and to Israel’s continued existence. Iran is well aware that its backing for Assad will further widen the rift, which in any case is unbridgeable, between it and the Sunni Gulf States with Saudi Arabia at the forefront, and also between it and Turkey now that the brief golden age between these two countries, in the aftermath of the Marmara flotilla to Gaza, has ended.”