A senior Iranian official says the Iranian forces were in Syria at the request of the Syrian government and will leave the Arab country after the success of the fight against terrorism.
(Muslim Times web desk) Hossein Jaberi Ansari, the Iranian foreign minister’s senior assistant for special political affairs, made the remarks while speaking to reporters on the sidelines of the Syrian peace conference in the Russian resort of Sochi on Tuesday.
“Iranian forces entered Syria at the request of the Syrian government in order to help Syrian government in the battle against terrorism in Syria,” said Jaberi Ansari, who was leading the Iranian delegation in Sochi.
“It is obvious that once their job is finished, after their mission is accomplished they will withdraw from the Syrian territory, in agreement with Syria,” he added.
Sochi hosts talks between the Syrian government and the opposition in the hope of paving the way for a peaceful settlement of the conflict gripping the Arab state.