Usually, not many alliances are usually formed in the Arab and Islam countries, but these two countries have proven that they can form a lasting partnership. Since the year 1979, Syria and Iran have been in a partnership which has seen both countries benefit a lot from it and also contributed to the shaping of politics in the Middle East. When you consider the manner in which both nations operate politically, you will realize that both have a dictatorial form of government and also one that likes operating independently, without the input of the opposition. A matter of fact is that geopolitics is one of the things that has lead to the sustainability of the partnership that exists between these countries.
For example, when they both detected that Iraq would pose a security threat in their countries, these two nations combined their efforts to fight this. They were worried that the war in Iraq would slowly penetrate their borders and they, therefore, had to put in strict measures to ensure that this did not happen. The formed partnership connecting Syria to Iran has proven that they have common interests and that they can be able to attack an enemy together.
It is also through this particular partnership that they have been able to set and also achieve their goals, without the input of other nations. The Syrian government became largely dependent on the Iranian government to supply it with political and also military resources that they needed, once the current ruler took office. The dependence resulted because the country was not able to make sure that they have a mutual and trustworthy alliance with other Arab countries.
During this period, some of the political members in these two countries signed an agreement which dictated that their military forces would always come together to fight a common enemy. Although there exist some differences between them, it is with no doubt that they have proven they can work together. They have different ways in terms of how they stand out to other nations. As a result, these nations have faced international sanctions.
The alliance has survived all the challenges since each country usually defends the other whenever it is attacked. They have always helped each other in the fight against their enemies, as evidenced by the different instances where each country has been attacked and the other one has also stepped in to help, despite the sanctions that they stand to face. The fact that they have varied ideologies in terms of their interests in each other’s territory has ensured that they get to respect each other’s move, and not interfere with their plans.