Iran controls the Syrian economy and security with indirect US protection

Iran put pressure on itself, endured the economic crisis, and provided three loans to the Syrian government, taking advantage of the conditions it had hoped for in the absence of any external support and boycott of the Syrian regime. During the war phase, Iran concluded many cooperation agreements and economic contracts with the Syrian government in order to rebuild the infrastructure, electricity, health, mills, foodstuffs and financial sectors.Syria’s need for Iran is its only window to the world. It pushed Damascus to make more concessions.      It exempted Iranian companies from all fees and taxes when their goods entered Syria. Sources said that the regime was forced to mortgage government properties and real estate in exchange for Iranian loans.     The trade exchange between the two countries increased from 280 million dollars in 2010 to one billion dollars in 2014, and the Iranian ambition was to reach 10 billion dollars, similar to the exchange with Iraq.
Iran has succeeded in forcing the Syrian regime to sign lucrative contracts with Iranian companies, while sources confirm that Iran’s long-term plans are to expand its activity in the global natural gas market.       Iran remains on the post-war phase, specifically the reconstruction process, where there are currently millions of destroyed homes, facilities and infrastructure in Syria. Iran will be ready, in turn, if it has good relations with the ruling regime at that time, to play a dominant role in the reconstruction process, which ranks as the largest producer of cement and iron in the Middle East.     The Syrian people are not satisfied with Iranian support and the infiltration of Shiite militias in their lands, and there is certainty that the presence of the tools of Iran and the Wali al-Faqih will pose a danger to the people and the regime in the future, the Arab environment, and relations with Syria as well. However, the problem is the lack of any real support for the Syrian people at the present time.     The Syrian people are not satisfied with Iranian support and the infiltration of Shiite militias in their lands, and there is certainty that the presence of the tools of Iran and the Wali al-Faqih will pose a danger to the people and the regime in the future, the Arab environment, and relations with Syria as well. However, the problem is the lack of any real support for the Syrian people at the present time.
The increasing Iranian influence will almost certainly negatively affect Syria as the Iranian-backed terrorist and sectarian militias will have more authority and greater freedom to project their power, which may lead to an increased level of violence and killing. Thus, it has become logical to deal with the Arab initiatives led by Jordan’s King Abdullah II regarding gas and electricity lines from Jordan and Egypt to Lebanon via Syria. It is also important for the United States to lift Caesar’s restrictions and sanctions on the Syrian people who are most affected by them, and to make room for institutions Companies, factories, and Arab countries, with their ministries and governments, to deal with the Syrians without obstacles or penalties. This step means opening options and possibilities for Iranian competition, which will not withstand hours in front of the various Arab options, which are eager to enter the Syrian market not out of profit, but with the aim of helping this people who lived in the furnace of war. For more than a decade.    It is certain that the United Arab Emirates, which made a big turn towards Damascus through the visit of Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed, the visit of Abdullah bin Zayed to Damascus and his meeting with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, is in the context of the return of Arab support, but broader and greater steps are required than visits and scarce and rationed aid. Exploiting what King Abdullah II has accomplished, towards rebuilding the Syrian economy and restoring normal life to this country by studying Russian plans that aim to dispense with the Iranian role, and call for opening the doors of reconstruction and infrastructure destroyed by the internecine war that Syria witnessed. Russia, in turn, presented projects and plans for reconstruction that collided with American obstacles and Washington’s threats to countries, companies, and official international institutions that allowed imposing sanctions on them. It is in the future interest of the Syrian people that it will burn the entire region.

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