Syria’s Protection Minister Slams ‘Illegitimate’ US Presence

Syria’s protection minister has slammed what he referred to as the “illegitimate” U.S. navy presence in his nation, vowing that Syria has a proper to self-defense.

Gen. Ali Ayoub spoke on Monday within the capital, Damascus, throughout a uncommon joint information convention with visiting Iranian and Iraqi military commanders.

The U.S. at present has about 2,000 troops in jap Syria and is predicted to withdraw a whole lot of them within the coming months.

The assembly illustrates the robust alliance between Iran, Iraq and Syria at a time when the U.S. is in search of to isolate and enhance sanctions in opposition to Iran and its regional allies.

The Iraqi military commander, Gen. Osman Ghanemi, additionally mentioned a border crossing between Syria and Iraq is to be opened within the coming days.

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