FM Spokesman: Iran’s presence in Syria upon Damascus’ request, Netanyahu prattling

FNA – Iran’s presence in Syria is upon Damascus’ request for advisory purposes, Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi said on Monday, adding that Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu speaks a lot of nonsense.

“Iran’s presence in Syria is upon the request of the Syrian legitimate and lawful government,” Mousavi reiterated.

Emphasizing Iran’s advisory presence in Syria, he said in view of Iran and many countries it is the very existence of the Zionist regime that is illegitimate as it has occupied and usurped the Palestinian territories.

“Israelis are in no position to talk about Iran’s presence,” he noted.

Netanyahu said on Sunday that Israel will not “allow” Iran’s presence on its “borders”, referring to the Syrian borders with the Occupied Lands of Palestine.

In a statement last week, Iranian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Majid Takht Ravanchi blasted the US unilateral “shameful” sanctions against Syria, and added that all foreign forces who are not permitted by Damascus should leave the country.

Addressing a United Nations Security Council session dubbed as “Middle East: Syria – Political”, Takht Ravanchi emphasized that all should fully respect Syria’s national sovereignty, political independence, unity and territorial integrity.