Iranian Diplomat: Iranian Forces Will Withdraw From Syria Once Terrorism Is Defeated

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Iranian Diplomat: Iranian Forces Will Withdraw From Syria Once Terrorism Is Defeated

A serviceman launching a rocket during military maneuvers by the Ground Forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). FILE IMAGE: presstv.com

On August 4, a spokesman for the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Bahram Qassemi, said that Iran will decrease the number of its military advisers in Syria or even withdraw them all once the situation in the war torn country stabilizes.

“As soon as we see that Syria is close to certain stability, and the fight against terrorism is close to its end, and significant results have been reached, of course, we might decrease the presence of our consultants in Syria or even withdraw from the country,” Qassemi said in an interview with the Iranian Pupils Association News Agency (PANA), according to the Russian news agency Sputnik.

During the interview, Qassemi added that fighting terrorism is the main task of Iranian forces in Syria. The Iranian diplomat also noted that these forces will stay in the country as long as Damascus wants it to.

Three months ago, Syria’s Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad told Sputnik that the withdrawal of Iranian forces and Hezbollah from Syria is not on the agenda of the Damascus government. Mekdad also stressed that such decision is a pure Syrian matter.

Israel and the U.S. have pressuring Iran financially and militarily to withdraw its forces from Syria since the beginning of this year. However, Qassemi’s statement confirms that the Damascus government is still needs Iranian help to secure certain areas in the country.

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  • John Brown

    The Iranians will pretend to leave or maybe even really leave for a short time and then come back all along the Syrian – Israeli border in large numbers with tens of thousands, maybe hundreds of thousands of missiles targeting all of Israel, like Hezbollah has along the Lebanese border to ensure deterrence of any future Israeli, ISIS, AL CIA-DA aggression against Syria,Iraq, Iran and Lebanon. Then if the racist supremacist global Jewish confederate slave empire launches another war of aggression all of Israel will pay the price and will be bombed exactly the same way Israel bombs others..

    • RichardD

      The IDF nukes have to be neutralized. If the Palestinians can do it internally as part of unifying and dejudifying Palestine during the process of eliminating Jews from our planet. That could avoid turning Israel into a nuclear oven where Jews are creamated alive with Masada nukes as part of disarming the IDF.

      • leon mc pilibin

        Their nukes are a liability.What happens when Dimona is targeted by hundreds of missiles ,never mind all their chemical plants?Their own weapons can be used against them,and they know it.

        • RichardD

          They’re beyond reach of conventional munitions. The only way to get at them us with special operations. The Palestinian security forces should be upgraded to be able to do this type of work. Preferably in conjunction with regional and other governments with these capabilities. To help minimise the loss of life during the dejudification of Palestine and the replacement of Israel with Palestine.

  • RichardD

    It’s still a long way from pushing the state actors out of Syria. The Golan portion should probably be done in conjunction with clearing the IDF, Mossad and Shin Bet out of Shebaa Farms and the Palestinian territories. To be followed by unifying Palestine and eliminating Israel and Judaism from our planet.

  • Rob

    Iran will withdraw from Syria when US and Israel withdrew from Palestine, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Yemen, Libya.

  • hhabana

    A deal has been made between U.S., Russia, Iran and Israel. Watch the sanctions to maybe not be so severe, and Trump and Iran to work out some deal.

  • Rob

    Military reinforcements has arrived east of Swaida with the aim of launching a military operation in the desert of Swaida

  • alejoeisabel

    The departure of Iranian troops can occur after a negotiated withdrawal. Israel withdraws from the occupied Golan Heights and Iran returns to Iran.

  • Brother Ma

    I find it comforting that Iran has paid back Ziostatesofumerikkiya in the same coin ; ” we will leave when we defeat Terrorism”. Now ..where have I heard that before?😉

  • Assad must stay (gr8rambino)

    No Iran only when Assad says its OK, until then, keep helping!