The world over, the two Asian nations of Iran and Syria are well known. 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. The only dissimilarity that there is between these two Asian nations is the fact that they differ in their ideology of governance. 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.
Aside from the above ideological dissimilarities, much of the two nations ideologies are related as can be seen in a number of ways. The two nations have grown into this close alliance ever since the days of the Iran and Iraq war. 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.
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. The tie was also very instrumental in the coordination of efforts to repeal the US and the Israel nation that were against the rule of the Iranian 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 aim of this alliance is to counter the efforts of terrorist groups in the East. 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. 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.