News ID: 232063
Published: 0339 GMT September 30, 2018

Syrian FM defends Iran’s presence in Syria

Syrian FM defends Iran’s presence in Syria

Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem voiced support for Iran’s presence in his country and its advisory assistance at the request of Damascus.

In an interview with RT Arabic in New York, Muallem dismissed the Western opposition to the presence of Iranian forces in Syria.

Iran has provided legal advisory help for Syria at the request of Damascus, while the US presence in the Arab country is “hostile and invasive” and an act of occupation, the top diplomat added, according to Tasnim News Agency.

Hailing Syria-Iran ties as relations between two independent and sovereign states, Muallem said his country will never bargain over Iran.

Denouncing the Israeli regime’s overt threats against the presence of Iran in Syria, he said the S-300 air defense missile system would guarantee a response to the Israeli threats.

The Syrian foreign minister finally underscored that Syria will retake control of the northern province of Idlib either through peaceful measures or other approaches.



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