Tehran slams Riyadh over possible troop dispatch to Syria

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Zarif said Tuesday that Saudi Arabia should not dispatch ground troops to Syria, claiming it would be a violation of international law. He made the comment at a press conference at the European Parliament in Brussels following a meeting with his Belgian counterpart Didier Reynders. He said "I believe everybody should put forces together to find a peaceful solution, not to create more danger and more hostility in the region." Zarif added that "Iran does not have boots on the ground in Syria…we have military advisors in Syria, as we have them in other places on the invitation" of the government.

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