Eight Reasons Why US, Iran Must Manage Syria Crisis

A volatile Middle East makes it even more urgent that the US and Iran work together through the UN Security Council to resolve their disputes over Iran’s nuclear program and Syria.

al-monitor Free Syrian Army fighters and residents gather around a convoy of UN vehicles carrying a team of UN chemical weapons experts at one of the sites of an alleged chemical attack in the Damascus suburb of Zamalka, Aug. 28, 2013. Photo by REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh.

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Aug 28, 2013

The use of chemical weapons in Syria has become one of the top news topics in the international community. The United States has declared that it considers the use of chemical weapons a red line and has suggested that it will earnestly intervene if the Syrian government uses such weapons. However, will this intervention be only a military one, or does Washington have other suitable options?

The recent decisive position of John Kerry has increased the possibility of US involvement in this matter and the current political atmosphere of Washington indicates that the White House is seriously considering the military option. However, the most important element which the decision makers in the White House should consider is what the possible results of a military intervention could be.

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