Iran and Syria are two most well-known countries in the Asian content. 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 one hand, Syria subscribes to the Arab nationalist ideology whereas Iran, on the other hand, has its governance based on the secular ideology and thus has a ruling party called the Baath Party.
Notwithstanding the palpable difference in the mode of governance between the two nations, much of the other aspects of the two nations are similar. 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. In the days of this war, the Syrian government took it upon itself to support the Iranian nation. 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.
One of the benefits of the above military tie was that it was used to battle the then president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein who was seen as an enemy for both Syria and Iran. 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. It is not only Iran that has been in the receiving end but Syria too has had the support of Iran in other times of crisis.
The antiterrorism alliance that is between these two nations of Asia is another link that we cannot ignore when we talk about these two nations. In this tie, Iraq and Iran are also members in the fight against terrorism. The alliance was formed mainly for purposes of frustrating terrorist activities in the nations which are a part of the alliance. The agenda of the alliance is usually discussed from time to time by the members when they meet in the capital of Baghdad.
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. With all these ties we thus can conclude that Syria is indeed Iran and Iran is also Syria.