The Iranian government has decided to cut its losses while there is still time to make something from a mistake. It has consistently supported the regime of President Bashar al-Assad despite growing evidence most people in Syria demand changes in government. Latest reports indicate Iranian officials have entered discussions with opposition leaders in Syria who want Bashar to leave and some form of democracy established.
Iran has opened discussions with Haytham Manna of the National Coordinating Committee of Democratic Change in order to form some link to a group which might welcome support from Iran. One problem: the word, “democratic” is in their title and that is a word which has no place in the Iranian lexicon of proper words to use in the world of politics.