Last week, Russia’s Special Envoy for Syria said that all foreign troops, except for the Russian forces, should leave Syria.

Iran's FM

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Iran’s Foreign Ministry responded today to the Russian statement that all foreign forces must leave Syria, including Iran and Hezbollah.

“We will remain in Syria as long as there is a threat of terror and as long as the Syrian government wants us there,” the ministry said. “The nations that need to leave Syria are those who entered without the approval of the Syrian government.”