Literacy Technology

Russia confirms no Iranian forces S. Syria

Russian President’s Special Envoy to Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev confirmed on Monday no Iranian forces existed in southern Syria.

Interfax news agency quoted Lavrentiev as saying the Russia-US summit held in Helsinki, Finland, covered issues of security and co-operation between the countries.

He added that Iranian forces are no longer present in southern Syria, while the armed groups there show a tendency for reconciliation except so-called Islamic State (IS) and Nusra Front.

Lavrentiev acknowledged deployment of Iranian advisors in Syria, whose presence was at request of the legitimate Syrian government.

Source: Kuwait News Agency