The Iranian President Hassan Rohani said that his country helped Iraq and Syria against terrorists at the request of their governments. While Amir Abdollahian , Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister denied the presence of troops or advisers to his country in Syria and Yemen.
Rowhani added, in a speech at the 35th anniversary of the outbreak of the Iran-Iraq war, that the Iranian army is the only able to conquer terrorism If transferred to another country in the region.
Rowhani noted that the largest armed force to fight ‘terrorism’ in the world is the Iranian armed forces.
This came in a speech at a military parade in the Iranian capital Tehran in the framework of ‘the activities of the Sacred Defense Week’, held each year with the anniversary of the start of the Iran-Iraq war, which broke out in the eighties of the last century.
Despite Rowhani ‘s confirmation on the existence of forces of his country in Syria and Iraq, Amir Abdollahian , Iranian deputy foreign minister said in Moscow that there were no troops or advisers of his country in Syria and Yemen.
At a news conference in Moscow on Tuesday, Abdollahian said that Syrian President , Bashar al-Assad will be a part of any political initiative for a political settlement to the crisis. He pointed out that Tehran had received a proposal from Assad on how to get out of the crisis.
Abdollahian added that his country and Russia should strengthen all possible to help solve the Syrian crisis, pointing out that the two countries will continue the dialogue with the Syrian opposition.