Sunday, April 24, 2011

Arash Irandoost: Iran on edge as ally Syria fights for survival

Iran on edge as ally Syria fights for survival

When Syria's president visited Iran late last year, he received a heroes' medal and spoke about unbreakable bonds in a ceremony broadcast on national television.

Now, a nervous leadership in Iran has imposed a media blackout on Bashar Assad's struggle against a swelling Syrian uprising and Tehran faces the unsettling prospect of losing its most stalwart ally in the region.

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