Iran to ignore demands to withdraw militias from Syria
Iran will not consider the demands of the Syrian opposition to withdraw Hezbollah and Iranian militias from Syria, the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hussein Jaber Ansari said.
"We will not consider these claims and respond to them, as these are mean and week statements of the parties, which brought upon themselves, the Syrian people and the entire Middle East region misery and woe, one after the other," Sputnik cited him as saying.
"We do not consider these statements [as they] do not correspond to reality. We try our best with our partners of Russia and Turkey to put an end to this misery and begin a new phase of life in Syria, whose people have the full right to decide the future of the country," he added.
Yesterday, the head of the armed opposition delegation to the talks in Astana, Mohammed Alloush, said that Iran could not play any role in the Syrian settlement.