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Lavrov says ‘uninvited foreign forces’ in Syria should leave, in reference to US

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said all foreign forces in Syria, which have not received an invitation from Bashar al-Assad’s regime, should be withdrawn, in reference to US forces, alarabiya.net reported.

Lavrov’s remark came in response to US national security adviser John Bolton’s comments on the need for Iran to withdraw from Syria.

Russia has accused the United States of obstructing counterterrorism efforts in the Syrian province of Idlib.

On Wednesday, the US National Security Adviser John Bolton said that Russia is “stuck” in Syria and looking for others to fund its post-war reconstruction, describing this as an opportunity for Washington to press for Iranian forces to quit the civil war-wracked country.

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