September 3, 2011

Iran Watches Syria With Alarm

Golnaz Esfandiari, Radio Free Europe

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Iran is keeping a wary eye on Syria, where antiregime protests have been going on for the past five months, despite a crackdown that has reportedly left more than 2,000 dead.

Syria is Iran's main strategic partner in the Middle East. Analysts say the collapse of President Bashar al-Assad's regime would be a serious blow to the Islamic republic.

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