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Iran told to recover cost of war in Syria

Iran told to recover cost of war in Syria

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Iran is concerned about a "new wave" of foreign intervention in Syria led by the U.S. after the defeat of ISIS.

"In two weeks in Astana, the three guarantor countries will meet at the foreign ministers level in order to reduce the level of tension in Syria and pave the way for holding a [leaders'] summit in Istanbul", Zarif said.

Up to 20,000 fighters from various militias throughout the war-torn country have been trained by Iranian military personnel, giving Tehran its "true muscle" in Syria, according to the Monday report in The New York Times.Israel has been warning for years that Iran is seeking to entrench itself militarily in Syria.

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif addresses the Valdai Discussion Club's conference in Moscow, Feb. 19, 2018.

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"The problem in Afrin can best be resolved through lawful and legitimate sources that we have, through the Syrian government", Zarif said at the conference "Russia in the Middle East: playing on all fields" in Moscow.

The use of proxies by the United States is risky for the region, the politician added. For the first time in 36 years, Syrian defense forces managed to bring down an Israeli plane.

The Iranians, for their part, have denied Israel's claims, saying that the drone was flying inside Syria as part of a reconnaissance mission targeting jihadist groups in the country. "The government and Syrian army are only defending themselves against Israeli aggression".

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"The U.S. president has big ambitions, but they will never come true", said Zarif, who was in Moscow for a meeting of the Valdai Discussion Club - a gathering of Russian and worldwide foreign policy experts - on the Middle East.

The United States has also planned to create 30,000-strong border forces on the Turkey-Syria frontier.

Lavrov said United States claims that its only objective in Syria was the war on terror contradicted its real deeds in the country.

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