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16 June 2016

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Here is an article that would suggest a change in diplomats from Iran foretells a change in Iran's position with regard to Syria.
http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/403603/Are-changes-under-way-in-Iran-s-Syrian-policy-without-Amir-Abdollahian
Here is another that denies that.
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/06/iran-syria-policy-foreign-ministry-changes-abdollahian-ansar.html
This op-ed suggests that Iran may have agreed to a Russian plan for a post Assad government with a larger role for parliament and a smaller presidential role.
http://www.eurasiareview.com/22062016-irans-new-flexibility-on-syria-oped/
This article which seems to have partially overlapping content with the above articles suggests that there is internal disagreement within Iran's government on Syria and that Soleimani has re-shifted from Iraq back to Syria and will try to reinvigorate the Aleppo operation.
http://atimes.com/2016/06/tehran-changes-horse-midstream-in-syria/
Whatever the case, there seems to be more diplomatic activity underway than is publicly acknowledged.

rjj

PL: in case you haven't seen it, here is more on your earlier topic of "Breedlove's Bellicosity" (03/2015 thread). It comes from one of b's people.

https://theintercept.com/2016/07/01/nato-general-emails/ FIRST PARA ....

RETIRED U.S. AIR FORCE Gen. Philip Breedlove, until recently the supreme commander of NATO forces in Europe, plotted in private to overcome President Barack Obama’s reluctance to escalate military tensions with Russia over the war in Ukraine in 2014, according to apparently hacked emails from Breedlove’s Gmail account that were posted on a new website called DC Leaks.
William R. Cumming

More how can Trump win? Adopt the 1st Amendment to the U.S. Constitution as the base line foreign policy guidance for the U.S. together with EQUAL RIGHTS FOR WOMEN.

How can HRC win the Presidency? Explain the Dennis Thatcher role WJC will adopt--seen but not heard!

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