Former U.S. Ambassador: Assad Winning, Iran Staying in Syria

The last United States ambassador to Syria Robert Ford said that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad has won, that Iran is likely to stay in Syria, and that “this is the new reality that we have to accept, and there isn’t much we can do about it,” in an interview Monday.

In the interview, which was conducted by the Emirati newspaper The National, Ford also said that the dynamic on the ground, “has made the situation worse for Israel.”

Without more assistance in the form of “money, weapons – including surface-to-air missiles” as well as military advisers from their backers, Ford said, “it would be impossible to defeat Assad and his Russian and Iranian allies.”

 

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