Velayati: Iranian consultant presence in Syria at request of its legitimate government

Moscow, SANA – Senior Adviser for International Affairs of the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ali Akbar Velayati, stressed that Iranian consultants and advisers are in Syria upon the request of its legitimate government and they will leave the country if the Syrian government asks them to do so.

Interviewed by Russia Today TV channel, Velayati noted that the presence of Iranian advisers in Syria aims at helping the country and the Syrian people as well as protecting Syria’s territorial integrity.

He underlined the importance of Russian and Iranian presence in Syria to maintain victory against terrorist groups.

Velayati said that the Syrian government and people held the responsibility for defending Syria, adding that the Americans will never have the chance to divide Syria or Iraq.



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