The Iran Deal's Other Winner: Bashar Al-Assad
The Iranian nuclear agreement could free up billions in frozen Iranian assets. Critics fear that money will flow right to Syria's government.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | July 18, 2015
In a message to Iran’s supreme leader, Bashar al-Assad reportedly said he was "happy that the Islamic Republic of Iran has achieved a great victory by reaching an agreement” — an agreement he will almost certainly benefit from.
To explain, the deal negotiating among world powers will unfreeze dollars in Iranian assets — north of $100 billion, by some estimates.