Russian Foreign Minister: Iranian Presence in Syria Is ‘Legitimate’

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Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. Photo: MFARF.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Tuesday denied that Moscow pledged to ensure a withdrawal pro-Iranian forces from Syria, calling their presence “legitimate” and claiming that pro-American armed groups posed the biggest threat in the country.

The comments, carried by Russian news agencies RIA and Interfax, came following media reports that claimed that the US and Russia had struck a deal to limit pro-Iranian militias from encroaching on the Israeli and Jordanian borders in southern Syria and would eventually see all non-Syrian fighters purged from the country altogether.

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Source:: The Algemeiner

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