A senior Iranian diplomat on Thursday said the United States must withdraw its forces from Syria.
Iran’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, Es’haq Al-e Habib, said that Washington must end its `illegal’ presence in the Arab state,’’ local media reported.
“Regional efforts are underway to find a political solution to the seven-year conflict in the Arab country,’’ Al-e Habib said.
The U.S. should also stop what Al-e Habib called “supporting terrorism” in Syria.
The Iranian official also denounced the `destructive’ role that Washington’s close ally Saudi Arabia is playing in the Middle East region, including `its support for terror groups in Syria.’
He further called on the international community to exhaust all efforts to reconstruct the war-battered Syria.
Iran as the major regional ally of Syria has supported the government of President Bashar al-Assad in its fight against the militants in the civil war which broke out in Syria in 2011.