February 22, 2020

Iran calls on Turkey to show restraint, says U.S. forces should leave region: IRNA


FILE PHOTO: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a news conference on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, U.S., September 26, 2019. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

DUBAI (Reuters) – Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani called on Turkey to show restraint and avoid military action in Northern Syria, and said U.S. forces should leave the region.

“Turkey is rightfully worried about its southern borders. We believe that a correct path should be adopted to remove those concerns… American troops must leave the region… Kurds in Syria… should support the Syrian army,” state news agency IRNA quoted Rouhani as saying.

Turkish forces poised to enter Northern Syria following a surprise U.S. troop pullback.

Reporting by Parisa Hafezi; Writing by Tuqa Khalid

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