Iran Denies Reports It Sent Forces to Syria, Tehran Times Says

Iran’s defense minister rejected reports that the Islamic Republic has sent military forces to Syria to help the government of President Bashar al-Assad fight rebels, Tehran Times reported.

Iran hasn’t dispatched any soldiers and the Syrian government hasn’t asked Iran to do so, Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said at a press conference in Tehran yesterday, the newspaper reported.

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