Iran and arab spring

·         Syria leadership belongs to alawite sect who have their roots in shias
·         Shias form majority in iran
·         Turkey has asked syria to undetake reforms and support new power sharing agreement
·         But syria is reluctant to do that as the ruling alwites are a minority in syria
·         At same time , iran is looking to protect the current leadership
·         Turkey and egypt support resolving palestine problem by dialogue while iran and syria support armed resistance
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