NCRI – The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has published a new book detailing the key role of Iran in the creation of the morass that is the Syrian War.
Former National Security Council staffer and now professor of political science at Georgetown University, Raymond Tanter, called How Iran Fuels Syria War: Details of the IRGC Command HQ and Key Officers in Syria a “must read for students, policymakers and the general public.”
The book describes how the Iranian regime has effectively occupied Syria with 70,000 of its own forces, including the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), as well as a force of over 250,000 mercenaries paid by Tehran.
The NCRI’s publication demonstrates how Iran is “fuelling” the war in Syria, according to Professor Tanter.
The book comes on the heels of UK newspaper reports of the scale and nature of Iran’s role in Syria. For example, the MailOnline carried analysis by security and regional experts on leaked intelligence released by the NCRI. The experts confirmed the validity of the information passed on by the Resistance: that the West has underestimated the size of the Iranian forces, and thus Tehran’s influence, in Syria; that the presence is likely to be permanent, no matter Assad’s eventual fate; and that Iran’s occupation of Syria is part of an expensive expansionary effort by the regime.
A Foreign Office spokeswoman told MailOnline: “Iran’s role in fostering instability in the Middle East, including ongoing support for proxy groups and the Assad regime, and the activities of the Quds force, remains a source of serious concern.”
How Iran Fuels Syria War: Details of the IRGC Command HQ and Key Officers in Syria provides the narrative and detail to that “serious concern.”