An Iranian flag flutters on a truck carrying humanitarian aid in Deir ez-Zor, Syria, Sept. 20, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Hamidreza Azizi

Why Putin Won’t Throw Iran under the Bus in Syria?

The Finnish capital of Helsinki will host a summit July 16 between US President Donald Trump and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin. Amid preparations for the meeting, speculation has been raised about the topics that may be discussed by the two presidents. Although the formal agenda has yet to be announced, one thing is certain: The Syrian crisis and prospects for engagement between Moscow and Washington on the war-torn country will likely form a great part of what Putin ...