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Iran defends its military presence in Syria, asks US forces to leave

2018/02/14 | 17:45

(Iraq Now News)- A senior Iranian official said on Wednesday that Iran’s military presence in Syria was legitimate and based on the invitation of Damascus, and called on the US forces to leave the country, Reuters reported.Reacting to US Secretary of State Tillerson who said on Wednesday that Iran needed to withdraw military from Syria, Ali Akbar Velayati, a top aide to Iran’s Supreme Leader, said: “Iran’s military presence in Syria was based on invitation of the Syrian government.”“Those should leave Syria who are there without the permission of the Syrian legal government,” Velayati said answering a question about Tillerson’s comments.

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