Iran: It is more important for the US to limit Syria’s influence than to defeat ISIS


September 28 , 2017 – Fort Russ News – 

Vesti – translated by Inessa Sinchougova

The United States of America is trying to prevent Syria from regaining control over the border with Iraq. This was stated by the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Iran Mohammad Javad Zarif, speaking at the Society of Asia in New York.

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As the Iranian Foreign Minister noted, for the US government, it is more important not to defeat ISIS but not to allow the government of Syria to regain control of the border with Iraq.

Zarif also stressed that Iran is extremely interested in a peaceful settlement of the crisis in Syria and has goals different from the US. “We are in Syria to fight terrorists,” Zarifa stated.

The conflict in Syria continues from March 2011. Since 2014, a coalition led by the United States is conducting an operation in Iraq and Syria against the “Islamic state.” At the same time, in the territory of Syria, the coalition operates without the permission of the government of the country.

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