Published: Fri, June 01, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Syrian Armed Opposition Rep. Urges EU to Force Iran Out of Country

Syrian Armed Opposition Rep. Urges EU to Force Iran Out of Country

"The Americans should leave somehow".

"This is the first option".

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has branded President Donald Trump an "animal", saying USA forces should learn the lesson of Iraq and leave the country.

But in February, U.S. -led coalition airstrikes killed several Russian private contractors that appeared to be advancing with pro-government forces on a position held by Syrian Kurdish forces in Deir el-Zour. They have to learn the lesson.

Syria's army, depleted fro years of war, is unlikely to be able to expel even the small number of USA troops in the country as a practical matter.

US President Donald Trump and other Western leaders ordered missile strikes in response to an alleged chemical weapons attack in the rebel held enclave of Douma, in Eastern Ghouta.

"However, as we have said in the past, if attacked we will not hesitate to use necessary and proportionate force to defend USA, coalition, or partner forces engaged in operations to defeat ISIS", the official added.

Iran is estimated to have thousands of advisers and fighters in Syria as well as a number of bases, which have become regular targets for Israeli attacks. He added that "it is important to continue the dialogue between us and keep an open line between the IDF and the Russian military on all pertaining issues".

"The Russians announced publicly that they are going to destroy the bases that are going to be used to launch missiles, and our information - we don't have evidence, we only have information, and that information is credible information - that they were thinking about a comprehensive attack all over Syria, and that's why the threat pushed the West to make it on a much smaller scale", Assad said. "So, he wanted to represent what he is, and that's normal", Assad told RT.

"If not, we're going to resort to liberate these areas by force", Assad said. "People will not accept foreigners in this region anymore", he continued.

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on April 30 the United States and its allies would not want to pull troops out of Syria before diplomats win the peace.

The Russian and Israeli defense ministers met in Moscow on Thursday, while Russia is providing indirect support for Israel in efforts to remove Iranian troops from southern Syria, near the Israeli border.

"This is not my language, so, I can not use similar language".

"I think there is a very known principle, that what you say is what you are".

He rejected Israel's claims last month that it had targeted Iranian troops in Syria as "a lie".

The comments followed Syrian President Bashar Assad's insistence that the U.S. should leave the Arab Republic.

Assad also sought in his interview to minimize the extent to which his government receives support from Iran.

And the Russian agreement with Israel allegedly includes a call by Moscow for a United States withdrawal in step with an Iranian exit.

The Syrian regime's survival, largely due to Russian intervention, placed Vladimir Putin directly at odds with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

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