A senior military advisor to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution expressed concern over Russian cooperation with the US in Syria.
The IRGC Major General Yahya Rahim Safavi said in a televised interview on Thursday, September 22, “There are currently arrangements between the Americans and the Russians. I hope the Americans do not deceive the Russians and drag them into a game that benefits Washington or gives a smaller share to Iran.”
Rahim Safavi called upon Iranian politicians not to “overlook Iran’s interests” in Syria, according to a report by Shargh, as translated by IFP.
He added that Iran, Syria, Iraq, Hezbollah, and Russia form a “coalition” against the “coalition” of the US, Israel, Jordan, Turkey, and “Arab states.”
Russian warplanes have intensified airstrikes amid increased fighting on the ground around Aleppo City just days after the breakdown of a Russia-US brokered ceasefire, the AEI reported.
The ceasefire had envisioned the possibility of both countries sharing intelligence and developing “actionable targets for military action” against Jabhat Fatah al Sham, the successor of Syrian Al-Qaeda affiliate Jabhat al Nusra.
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