July 1, 2020 / 12:18 PM / a month ago

U.S. forces should quit Syria immediately - Iran president

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani speaks during a video conference call with Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, in Tehran, Iran, July 1, 2020. Official Presidential website/Handout via REUTERS

(Reuters) - The illegitimate presence of U.S. forces in Syria should end immediately, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in a video conference broadcast on Iranian state TV on Wednesday.

Iran would continue its support for Syria’s legal government, Rouhani said.

Reporting By Babak Dehghanpisheh; Editing by Alex Richardson

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