Sunday, May 20, 2018

Putin Did Not Include Iranian Forces in His Call for Foreign Forces to Leave Syria

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During the recent summit between the Syrian President Dr. Bashar al-Assad and his Russian counterpart Mr. Vladimir Putin at the Russian resort city Sochi, Mr. Putin called for all foreign troops to leave Syria.

In our report covering the summit, we highlighted this particular part of Mr. Putin’s statement, among other issues of matter, and emphasized on the possibility it could be “a slip of a tongue by Mr. Putin, and that he was referring to foreign troops uninvited officially by the Syrian state”.

We expressed our hope this would not be, as it seemed as if Mr. Putin was “bowing to his ‘Western Partners’ and Israel’s demands of the withdrawal of any Iranian advisors or Hezbollah fighters from the country.”

In our post we explicitly explained that the presence of ‘Iranian advisors were based on a mutual defense pact signed... Continue reading: http://www.syrianews.cc/putin-iran-forces-withdrawal-syria-request/

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