The Military Chiefs Of Staff Of Syria, Iran And Iraq To Meet In Damascus

TEHRAN, Mar. 17 (MNA) – The Chief of General Staff of Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Bagheri has called for putting an end to the illegal presence of foreign troops in Syria.

Reuters: Syrian, Iranian, Iraqi military chiefs to meet in Damascus: paper

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The military chiefs of staff of Syria, Iran and Iraq will hold a rare meeting in Damascus to discuss “ways to combat terrorism”, the pro-Syrian government al-Watan daily reported on Monday.

The paper gave no further details of what would likely be discussed at the meeting, or its timing and location.

Iran has been one of the most steadfast supporters of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during eight years of civil war, and is also a close ally of Iraq.

The United States has said it wants to limit what it calls Tehran’s destabilizing influence in the Middle East, including in Iraq and Syria.

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WNU Editor: They are meeting to decide on what to do next. For Iran and Syria, they are making their intentions clear .... Damascus Threatens Kurds With Military Defeat, Iran Demands U.S. Leave Syria (Haaretz/Reuters). More here .... Syria army vows to retake control of Kurdish areas (AFP), and here .... Iran military chief of staff calls for exit of illegal foreign troops from Syria (Mehr News Agency).

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