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Russia, Iran and China Trying to Stop West From Overthrowing Assad

© Sputnik / Valeriy Melnikov / Go to the mediabankPortrait of President Bashar al-Assad on the Bank of Syria building in Damascus.
Portrait of President Bashar al-Assad on the Bank of Syria building in Damascus. - Sputnik International
Russia, Iran and China are trying to stop the West and the Gulf countries from overthrowing the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Syria.

Middle East expert Michael Lüders during his interview with German channel N24 called such attempts by the United States and its allies absurd.

According to him, without the current president, Syria will, in all likelihood fall under the control of Islamic State terrorists.

Lüders further said, “Turkey and the countries of the West and the Persian Gulf are still determined to overthrow the regime of Bashar al-Assad in Damascus. Russia, Iran and China, however, are trying to prevent this and continue to support him. This means the growth of confrontation.”

This picture released on July 13, 2015 by the Rased News Network, a Facebook page affiliated with Islamic State militants, shows an Islamic State militant sniper in position during a battle against Syrian government forces, in Deir el-Zour province, Syria - Sputnik International
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The German analyst further said that currently proxy wars are already in full swing in Syria. Before it was not in the open but now apparently there is no pretense. The main problem according to the analyst is the question of who would replace Assad if he were to leave.

“He still controls a third of the territory of Syria. If his regime by the efforts of a religious minority Alawites falls, then the power in all likelihood will pass into the hands of Islamic state militants. That is, to try to overthrow Bashar al-Assad, without having any idea how to stop the advance of Islamic State sounds a bit absurd,” Lüders concluded.

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