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A picture taken on October 11, 2015 shows Iranian men, including members of the Iranian revolutionary guard, holding portraits during the funeral procession of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani in Tehran. Many Iranians have died in Syria since early October 2015, a sign of Irans commitment, along with Russia, to support the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
A picture taken on October 11, 2015 shows Iranian men, including members of the Iranian revolutionary guard, holding portraits during the funeral procession of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani in Tehran. Many Iranians have died in Syria since early October 2015, a sign of Irans commitment, along with Russia, to support the regime of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

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Analyst: Iran joins talks to set terms in its favor

Middle East Institute's Randa Slim says she doesn't expect much to be accomplished at Syrian peace talks due to Iran's attendance, but she says bringing Iran into the fold is an opening that is critical to peace.

Analyst: Iran joins talks to set terms in its favor

Middle East Institute's Randa Slim says she doesn't expect much to be accomplished at Syrian peace talks due to Iran's attendance, but she says bringing Iran into the fold is an opening that is critical to peace.