Time Not Ripe for Iran, Hezbollah to Leave Syria

Time Not Ripe for Iran, Hezbollah to Leave SyriaTime Not Ripe for Iran, Hezbollah to Leave Syria

Russian ambassador to Lebanon, Alexander Zasypkin, on Monday said that the withdrawal of Hezbollah or Iran from Syria must not be a matter of discussion amid the current juncture, especially that terrorism has not been completely eradicated.

“The other camp is focusing on this issue to sow doubt and cause problems between the Resistance axis and Russia; and this is refused,” the envoy told an interview on Annour radio station, Lebanon-based National News Agency reported.  

Iran has been offering military advisory support to Syria at the request of the Damascus government, enabling its army to speed up its gains on various fronts against the terror groups and foreign mercenaries. Hezbollah has been aiding the Syrian government clear areas bordering Lebanon of terrorist groups. Concerned over Syrian advances, the US and Israel, which support anti-Damascus rebels and terrorists, have called for Iranian advisors and Hezbollah’s fighters to leave Syria.


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