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Sun Sep 1, 2013, 12:43 PM

5. Found the Iran-Syria article

Here's the crucial quote:

...pressure could quickly mount to review Iran's backing for Assad in a country that has made the horrors of chemical attacks a centerpiece of its remembrances of the 1980-88 war with Iraq, which was then backed by Washington.

Iran estimates 100,000 Iranian soldiers and civilians were exposed to Iraqi chemical weapons, mostly mustard and nerve gases. Tens of thousands died on the battlefields from chemical exposure and thousands more suffered serious, and sometimes fatal, aftereffects such as skin lesions and chronic breathing problems.

"There seems to be deep division in the Iranian leadership as to what to do with Assad," said Meir Javedanfar, a lecturer in Iranian affairs at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. "The moderates seem to want to distance Iran from him as he is becoming a serious diplomatic and financial liability. The conservatives, headed by the Revolutionary Guard, seem to want to continue supporting him, because they see everything and anything to do with Syria as their turf."


Source: Chemical allegations in Syria haunt ally Iran

There's also this on the current Prez's initial reaction to the attack: Iran's president tweets condemnation of Syria chemical weapons attacks

...which he walked back a bit after it began to become apparent that the weight of the evidence was pointing to a government attack rather than the rebels.

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