President Vladimir Putin of Russia, Hassan Rouhani of Iran and Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey attend a news conference following their meeting in Tehran, Iran, Sept. 7, 2018.
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Hamidreza Azizi

Israel factor complicates but won’t break Iran-Russia partnership in Syria

With the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey slated to attend a new round of Syria peace talks within the Astana framework on Feb. 14, the relationship between Tehran and Moscow — two main allies of the Syrian government in its eight years of fighting against rebel and terrorist groups — is facing a new durability test, mostly due to the Israeli factor.   On Jan. 21, Israeli warplanes carried out a series of strikes against alleged Iranian targets in Syria....