Tehran, YJC. University Professor and international affairs analyst has said that with 2013 the post-Bashar Assad era has begun, the burnt-land-supporters seeming triumphant.
Mehdi Motaharnia in an
interview with Mehr News Agency said "The formation of the opposition lead by Ahmad
Ma`adh Al-Khatib and its recognition by 130 countries in 2012 paved the way for
the initiation of the post-Assad era.”
Motaharnia provided comments
on the criticisms directed at Russia among the supporters of Syria as tending rather
to preserved Assad than the interests of the nation in the early stages of the crisis
and said "With the relative achievements of the opposition Moscow’s policies
began gradually to falter."
"It was after the visit to Ankara that the Russians inclined
more toward the defense of the Syrian nation than the preservation of Bashar
Assad and that they backed down from their conspicuous position in defense of
Bashar Assad per se, which lead to a tangential relationship between Iran and Russia
on Syria. It was in such a situation that the opposition coalition was form
with 130 countries,” he stated.
The university professor
believed that it has been at this time that the Syrian war turned into
attrition. "In these circumstances the West also resigned to existence in the post-Assad
era,” he added.
Motaharnia pointed to his own
prediction that by 2013 the post-Assad era would begin and said "Although the
post-Bashar Assad era has begun, the post-Bashar Assad government does not yet
He further asserted that government is the mental
element in wielding power, adding "The mental element currently wrung from Bashar
Assad’s government does not legitimate the present administration in Syria.”