Syria’s seven-year war has killed hundreds of thousands of people and displaced millions more. But the conflict doesn’t only pit government forces against rebel groups. Foreign powers also have competing interests.
Russia's Vladimir Putin has put forward measures to bring the devastating war to a close with the help of Turkey and Iran. Despite renewed peace efforts, a political solution to the eight-year conflict remains elusive.
In a hard-hitting speech, the US vice president has singled out Germany, France and the UK for circumventing sanctions. He called it "an ill-advised step," urging the EU to reverse policy and withdraw from the Iran deal.
Syria's complex and devastating civil war has drawn in multiple foreign powers since it broke out in 2011. With Russia and Turkey seeking new solutions, DW examines where the major players stand on the conflict.
Iran's foreign minister hit out at the US and Israeli "fixation" on his country during the final day of the Munich Security Conference. Israel's representative, meanwhile, called Iran a "grave danger to the Middle East."
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