Tehran ready to provide any assistance to legitimate Syrian authorities

Iran is ready to provide any assistance to legitimate Syrian authorities if asked by Damascus, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said Wednesday.

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Meanwhile, Dehghan called Washington’s decision to send 250 troops to Syria “an act of aggression that violates the international law,” as the move had not been requested by Bashar Assad’s government.

“Our current presence in Syria is limited to consultations, assistance in planning, and help to train those who fight there [against terrorists] — the Syrian people and the Syrian army,” Dehghan said in an interview with RT television.

“But we are ready to provide any necessary assistance if the legitimate Syrian government requests it to safeguard Syria’s sovereignty and national interests,” Dehghan stressed.

Meanwhile, Dehghan called Washington’s decision to send 250 troops to Syria “an act of aggression that violates the international law,” as the move had not been requested by Bashar Assad’s government.

By Sputnik