These two Asian nations of Iran and Syria are well known all over the world. Despite the fact that much may be unknown for either country, it should be known that these two nations are very closely allied and have thus so many things that they have in common that it would be so difficult to tell them apart. There is, however, a single difference between these two countries that exist in the way they run their governments. The Syrian rule is largely perceived to that of Arab whereas that of the Iranian government is seen to be a secular one and based on the ruling Baath Party.
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. Ever since the days when there was a war between Iran and Iraq, the ties between the two nations have been strengthened to such a formidable force as we know it today. Then, the Iranian nation was fortified against her enemy Iraq by the Syrian forces. This tie, because it was created in the most trying of moments, has remained unbroken ever since.
This military tie was very successful in the fight against Iraq’s president, Saddam Hussein who at the time of this warfare was considered a common enemy by the two nations. 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.
When we talk of the ties between the two nations of Syria and Iran, we cannot conclude without taking into account the anti-terrorism alliance that exists between them. 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. The member states of this alliance meet in the capital of Baghdad from time to time to discuss their agenda.
We also shoud applaud the other fact that the unity of these two political allies has not been broken in any way by the many adversities that have faced them. 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. Owing to all these ties and the support these two nations have shown each other, we can indeed say that Syria is Iran and Iran is Syria.