Trump launched the 59 Tomahawk missiles last week in revenge for a chemical attack that killed 79 innocent civilians.
Dozens of children choked to death in the suspected sarin gas attack which Western countries have blamed on the Syrian dictator.
President Hassan Rohani has no power over the Revolutionary Guard whatsoever.
Their goals go far beyond merely reestablishing the status quo in Syria.
In early 2013, Hojatoleslam Mehdi Taeb, one of the planners behind Iran's engagement in Syria, said: "Syria is the 35th province of Iran and it is a strategic province for us." For several decades, the alliance between the Assads and Iran was a profitable one, particularly in opposition to the Iraq of Saddam Hussein, which long had the upper hand in the region.
But today, Assad depends on Iran to remain in power, and Tehran is taking advantage of the situation.
That is why the Syrians absolutely want us in the country." What the Russian diplomat, who wants to remain anonymous, has to say is a bit jarring at first.Er ist studierter Islamwissenschaftler und spricht fließend Arabisch.Neben zahlreichen preisgekrönten Reportagen veröffentlichte er 2015 das Buch "Die schwarze Macht" über das Innenleben des "Islamischen Staates".In Iran, the Revolutionary Guard is one of those groups intent on continuing the "Islamic Revolution" -- the victory of Shiites over the Sunnis.They are a state within a state, one which owns several companies and is answerable only to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.