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Iran says US in cahoots with terrorists in Syria

The US-led coalition's bombing of Syrian government forces triggered harsh condemnation from Iran, which accused Washington of being in cahoots with terrorists in Syria.
Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian (L) looks upon Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad during a joint press conference in Damascus, Syria September 3, 2015. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki - RTS6SCV

The US-led coalition’s Sept. 17 bombing of Syrian government forces has triggered increasingly tough Iranian rhetoric on the role the United States is playing in Syria.

After meeting with the Syrian ambassador to Iran, Hossein Amir-Abdollahian, the former Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab and African Affairs who now serves as director general of international affairs in parliament, said Sept. 18, “America’s behavior shows that the United States and its allies are always looking to strengthen terrorist groups in Syria and the announced cease-fire should be regarded in that respect.”

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