Iran’s nat’l security adviser in Moscow to discuss US involvement in Syria

The secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkani, arrived in Moscow on Wednesday and met with Russian National Security Adviser Nikolai Patrushev. The two senior officials discussed the war in Syria but mainly the growing US military involvement in the country alongside what Iran calls "terrorist groups", namely rebel groups such as the Free Syrian Army that receive weapons and training at US bases in Jordan. Shamkani said that the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad and its allies (Russia and Iran) need to take action to strengthen the regime in order to "foil plots" to topple it.  

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