The Wages Of A Failed Syria Policy Chemical Weapons Deal Helped Assad
America’s director of national intelligence had some sobering words on the current state of play in Syria yesterday, suggesting that the recent chemical weapons agreement has actually strengthened Assad’s position. Iran is watching closely, and taking notes:
The Wages Of A Failed Syria Policy Iran Helping Hezbollah Upgrade Its Missiles
New reports suggest that Hezbollah has been taking advantage of the chaos in Syria to smuggle advanced anti-aircraft and anti-ship weapons into Lebanon. As the WSJ notes, however, the key player is Iran, which backs Hezbollah and appears to be behind these shipments. For those in Western capitals making the case that Iran is ready for a real reconciliation and change of policy, life just got a little bit worse.