Push for Syria Solution May Hasten Iranian Forces’ Exit
To free itself of these shackles, Iran hopes Russia will be able to accelerate the peace process in Syria. This would enable Iran to withdraw its forces from the position of a partner to the solution, rather than due to economic pressure.
Next week, the leaders of Iran, Russia and Turkey are scheduled to meet for the 11th time in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan, to discuss the continuation of the diplomatic process. Perhaps at this gathering, which will be held in the new international circumstances, it will be possible to see buds of an agreed solution to the eight-year war.