The Hill quotes Rafik Hariri Center Resident Fellow Faysal Itani on Iran’s views on embattled Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime:

Several experts have asserted that Assad is a replaceable asset — nation-states are merely vying for greater influence and reach within the region. “Iran’s efforts in Syria were never about saving Assad as such, but securing its own strategic position in the Levant,” Faysal Itani, resident fellow at the Atlantic Council wrote recently. 

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