Al-Tanf, Syria
31 July 2023

During a meeting with his Syrian counterpart in Tehran, Iran’s foreign minister “strongly condemned” Israeli strikes in Syria and called for “the immediate withdrawal of U.S. forces from Syrian soil”. Separately, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC), Ali-Akbar Ahmadian, told the Syrian diplomat that “in order to disrupt the new de-escalation process in the region, Washington is trying to create fabricated crises in Syria through military campaigns and controlled conflicts, and continues to portray itself as an important and influential actor in Syria to persist with its illegal and illegitimate presence”.

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