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