Iran stressed on Monday its presence in Syria has been legitimate and under the request of Damascus.
Spokesman for the Foreign Affairs Ministry Bahram Qassemi said that the Islamic republic will remain in Syria so long as the Syrian government requires aid.
“No one will extract us from Syria. Our presence there is legitimate and at the government’s behest.”
On the reports that Russia has wanted Iran to leave Syria which have been denied by Moscow, Qassemi said, ‘No one can make Iran do things; Iran has its own independent policies.’
“Those who should leave Syria are the ones who entered it without consent. We will remain and keep supporting Syria so long as it needs our help,” he elucidated.