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What are the solutions to the Syrian crisis?
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Iran should reconsider its unwavering support for Assad

The Syrian Assad government is a big part of the Iranian backed 'Axis of Resistance' which is why their unwavering support for Assad comes as no surprise, however, Iran must begin to take into account the severity of the existing humanitarian crisis in Syria.
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The Argument

The 'Axis of Resistance' is a political alliance consisting of Iran firstly, the Syrian Assad government and the Lebanese group Hezbollah. This inevitably meant that for the past nine years Iran has spent billions of dollars to push for keeping the Assad Alawite government ruling in Syria. His remain in government helps advance the Iranian Shia resistance movement in the region. With Bashar continuing to serve as president, transits of weapons to the Lebanese Shia resistance, Hezbollah, will continue to operate. This is down to the simple fact that Syrian government is the only Arab government which is allies with Iran. To protect Assad, Iran has influenced Hezbollah fighter as well as militiamen from both Iraq and Iran to protect Shia holy sites along with assisting pro-Assad forces in the fight.

Counter arguments


[P1] Syria's Assad government is part of the Axis of Resistance. [P2] Syria is the only Arab ally of Iran, as it helps transit weapons to Hezbollah.

Rejecting the premises


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