Iranian defiant on demands to leave Syria

Posted: July 14, 2018 at 3:31 a.m.
Updated: July 14, 2018 at 3:31 a.m.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, shakes hands with Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, at Novo-Ograyovo outside in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 12, 2018.

Iran has no intention of leaving Syria regardless of U.S. and Israeli pressure, a senior envoy to Iran's leader said Friday, reaffirming a tough stance on the matter that's expected to top the agenda of the coming U.S.-Russian summit.

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