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According to the official, who has been engaged in low-key "second track" discussions with Syrian representatives for many months, Syria's President Bashar Assad is increasingly open to a deal which would greatly weaken Iranian influence in the region.
Alon Liel, a former director of Israel's foreign ministry, said the prospect of a peace agreement with Syria was growing, though it might require a new American president before a deal could be agreed.
Originally posted by -Reason-
Good point about the Persians and the Arabs. If I am not mistaken most Iranians don't claim Iran. They call themselves Persians.