VIDEO, Sending more US Troops to Syria Will Worsen Crisis: Iran

Mon Apr 25, 2016 16:27:30

Iran warns that a US plan to send more troops to Syria will deteriorate the crisis in the war-torn country, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Monday.

“We have announced from the start of the Syria crisis that any foreign intervention in Syria without coordination with its government will further escalate the crisis,” the Foreign Ministry said.

President Barack Obama has announced plans on Monday to send up to 250 more military personnel to the war-torn country.

This would bring to 300 the total number of American troops in Syria. The White House claims its ground troops will help in the fight against Daesh terrorists.

“Any dispatch of military forces must be carried out in coordination with the Syrian government,” Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Hossein Jaberi-Ansari told reporters in Tehran during a weekly news briefing.

US plans to send more troops to Syria come in the midst of a fragile ceasefire which came close to collapse last week after foreign-backed militants pulled out of the negotiations held in Geneva.

A senior official said Iran would continue to support the Syrian government if the truce broke down, Press TV reported.

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