Middle Eastern Media Research Institute
In a December 20, 2006 op-ed in the Syrian government daily Teshreen, columnist Issam Dari wrote that the uni-polar world order that the U.S. has sought to impose upon the world is a thing of the past, and that today Russia is playing a role no less important than that of the U.S. in promoting world peace and security.
In a December 21, 2006 article, the Iranian government daily Tehran Times discussed Russia’s attempts to restore its international status through increasing involvement in the Middle East. The paper speculated that Russia’s close friendship with Syria could help the latter emerge from the isolation imposed upon it, both by the West and by some hostile Arab countries which are trying to implicate it in Al-Hariri’s assassination.
The following are excerpts from both articles: CONTINUE