Iran says it won't let Assad fall

If the Assad regime begins to crumble, will Iran send in its own troops to prop it up? It's unknown to what lengths Iran will go to support its ally, but statements coming from Tehran hint that we must entertain the possibility that Iran will intervene militarily if it feels it has no other choice. Telegraph: Iran has accused Turkey and Gulf countries of arming the rebel opposition in Syria, in collusion with the United States and Israel, to overthrow the Assad regime, Tehran's key regional ally. Saeed Jalili, the head of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, appeared with the Syrian leader in Damascus on Tuesday to pledge Iran's support for Assad regime. "What is happening in Syria is not an internal issue but a conflict between the axis of resistance on one hand, and the regional and global enemies of this axis on the other," he said. Assad appeared on television for the first time in two weeks in footage showing him meeting Mr Jalili and vowed to cleanse...(Read Full Post)