These two Asian nations of Iran and Syria are well known all over the world. These two nations may not be told apart owing to the fact that they have so many things in common. There is, however, a single difference between these two countries that exist in the way they run their governments. In one hand, Syria subscribes to the Arab nationalist ideology whereas Iran, on the other hand, has its governance based on the secular ideology and thus has a ruling party called the Baath Party.
Aside from the above ideological dissimilarities, much of the two nations ideologies are related as can be seen in a number of ways. Ever since the days when there was a war between Iran and Iraq, the ties between the two nations have been strengthened to such a formidable force as we know it today. In the days of this war, the Syrian government took it upon itself to support the Iranian nation. Owing to the fact that this alliance was formed in a time of such a crisis, it has never been broken up to this day.
One of the benefits of the above military tie was that it was used to battle the then president of Iraq, Saddam Hussein who was seen as an enemy for both Syria and Iran. This tie was also the main link of efforts against the influence of the United States and the Israeli nations in the Iranian nation. The military tie is not only unidirectional from the Syrian nation to the Iranian one but has also been bidirectional in the sense that the Syrian government has sought the military support of her ally at numerous recorded times.
When we talk of the ties between the two nations of Syria and Iran, we cannot conclude without taking into account the anti-terrorism alliance that exists between them. The efforts of these two nations against terrorism are also backed by other Eastern nations such as Russia and Iraq. The agenda of this formation is to work together in repelling terrorist activities in the nations which are members of the alliance. The agenda of the alliance is usually discussed from time to time by the members when they meet in the capital of Baghdad.
Something else that we all should note is the fact that notwithstanding the many adversities that have faced these two nations, their unity is still unbroken. One of those adversities is the listing of both Iran and Syria as sponsors of terror by the western powers. With all these ties we thus can conclude that Syria is indeed Iran and Iran is also Syria.