As Russia Redraws the Map in Syria, Putin and Iran Are Left With One Major Disagreement

Russian diplomacy in Syria is not seen as likely to yield a peace deal, while Putin and Iranian leaders differ on how best to deal with Syria's armed Kurds

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Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin and his Syrian Pres. Bashar al-Assad meet with Russian military officers in a hall in the Russian air base in Hmeimim in Syrian province of Latakia on December 11, 2017.
Russian Pres. Vladimir Putin and his Syrian Pres. Bashar al-Assad meet with Russian military officers in a hall in the Russian air base in Hmeimim in Syrian province of Latakia on December 11, 2017Credit: AFP PHOTO / POOL / Mikhail KLIMENTYEV
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UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura gives a press conference closing a round of Intra Syria peace talks at the European headquarters of the United Nations offices in Geneva, on December 14, Credit: AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI

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