Why Iran is Helping Syria
Throughout any difficulty, each person will find comfort and solace in the support of an ally. During the entire warring period in Syria, Iran has remained steadfast and committed to be a supportive and dependable Syrian ally. Iran in Syria has been of great importance and value to Syria. Iran in Syria is not due to the presence of too many common interests between the two but rather it is a sort of partnership between two governments that want to ensure that their people are safe from any effects of war. There is no question on the nobility and boldness shown by Iran in choosing to help Syria in these trying moments.
As a Syrian ally, Iran has been committed in the provision of essential military aid for as many years. Iran has had these military supplies done by air, primarily. This has been coupled with security and intelligence services. Military weapons and other necessities are also provided by the Iranians. The Syrians have been able to receive financial aid from the Iranians. These provision of relevant security and military support has led to the improvement of chances by the Syrian government to come out stronger in this war. Iran has shown unwavering support for existence of peace among other countries by allowing its military to go out and help affected nations. Iran has also advanced training of its soldiers out of its borders. This move by Iran has made it possible for the current head of state not to be overthrown. This move has been noted as a move of honor that aims at maintain the rights of the people of Syria. Iran has been able to further its economic, political and social agenda through this support.
Supporting the government is usually a bold step taken by an outsider. Iran has actually shown support for pro-government militias in Syria. Iran being Syria ally has been accepted by these militias. This move has eliminated hurdles for Iranian operation within Syrian borders. Syrian moderate and extremist factions have further been fought by Iranians. The journey to stability is shortened by defeating such factions. This is not dependent on the person that takes over the government.
Iran is aiming at building a corridor from Iran to Lebanon. Iraq and Syria will have to allow the corridor to go through them. The corridor provides a connection to the Mediterranean. Weapons, Iranian soldiers and Iranian backed soldiers will be facilitated and allowed to move within the corridor with lots of ease. As a result both Syria’s ally, Iran, and Syria itself will achieve growth and development. Iran will find it even more advantageous since it will find an avenue of growing her influence through this.