The world over, the two Asian nations of Iran and Syria are well known. These two nations may not be told apart owing to the fact that they have so many things in common. There is, however, a single difference between these two countries that exist in the way they run their governments. In Iran, the ruling is based on the ruling Baath Party which is perceived to be secular unlike that of Syria which is considered one that is founded on the tenets of Arabic rulership.
Although there is a difference in the mode of governance for the two nations, there is a lot that is common for these two nations. This relatedness of the two nations was formed ever since the days when Iran and Iraq were at war and this has evolved over time to what we have today. Then, the Iranian nation was fortified against her enemy Iraq by the Syrian forces. Owing to the fact that this alliance was formed in a time of such a crisis, it has never been broken up to this day.
The above formed military tie was very instrumental in battling Iraq’s president Saddam Hussein who was then seen as a common enemy by the two nations of Iran and Syria. This tie was also used by the Iranian nation to repel the forces of Israeli and the United States from spreading their influence into this nation. The military tie is not only unidirectional from the Syrian nation to the Iranian one but has also been bidirectional in the sense that the Syrian government has sought the military support of her ally at numerous recorded times.
The numerous links that are there between Iran and Syria also include their ties in the fight against terrorism. The efforts of these two nations against terrorism are also backed by other Eastern nations such as Russia and Iraq. The agenda of this formation is to work together in repelling terrorist activities in the nations which are members of the alliance. This formation has its headquarters located in the city of Baghdad, the Iraqi’s capital city.
It also should be noted that notwithstanding the great adversity that has faced these two nations due to their supposed stance of terrorism, the two allies have continued to remain as united as ever in battling their day to day challenges. One of the adversities that the two allies have been able to stand against is their listing, by the western powers, as the world’s greatest supporters of terrorism. With all these ties we thus can conclude that Syria is indeed Iran and Iran is also Syria.