Iranian President Urges Regional Countries To Expel U.S. Troops

TEHRAN, Jan 15 (NNN-IRNA) – Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, said that, regional countries should drive the United States military forces, out of the region.

“Regional nations should struggle to put an end to the military presence of the United States in the region and expel these occupiers,” Rouhani made the remarks, at a meeting with the visiting Syrian Prime Minister, Imad Khamis.

For his part, Khamis said that “the presence of the U.S. forces in Syria is an ostensible example of occupation.”

“We believe regional countries should stand against their (U.S. forces) illegitimate presence in the region,” said Khamis.

The prime minister expressed his gratitude for what he called, Iran’s supports to the Syrian government, saying that Iran deserves the priority in reconstructing Syria, and his country will invite Iranian companies and private sectors to get involved in reconstruction projects.

Heading a high-ranking delegation, Khamis arrived in the Iranian capital Tehran on Sunday, for talks on bilateral ties, as well as, regional developments.– NNN-IRNA