Syrian president urges illegal foreign powers to leave

(VOVWORLD) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on Saturday stressed the need to end the presence of "illegal foreign powers" on Syrian soil, referring to the US and Turkish forces, according to the state news agency SANA.
Syrian president urges illegal foreign powers to leave - ảnh 1Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (Photo: AFP/VNA)

President Assad made the remarks when meeting with visiting Iranian Foreign Minister Hussein Amir Abdullahian, noting that the war on terror will continue until all Syrian areas are liberated. Assad and the Iranian foreign minister discussed the strategic relations between the two countries and the joint efforts exerted to put forward plans to boost cooperation in all fields.

Assad's comments came just days after Syrian Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad stressed that the Syrian army will be heading to northwestern Syria where Turkish-backed fighters are located, and to northeastern areas where US-backed Kurdish militias are positioned to restore Syria's control of these areas.

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