Uninvited and illegal foreign troops in Syria must leave after the war – Lavrov

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September 23, 2017 – Fort Russ News – Paul Antonopoulos

Moscow has highlighted that foreign troops in Syria, namely the US-led coalition, must leave the country after the war is finished.

“About the foreign presence. There is legitimate presence based on an invitation from official authorities, but there is illegitimate one, namely presence of the US-led coalition and special forces’ troops from a wide range of foreign countries who nobody has invited,” Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said. 

“After terrorism is defeated, the first step should be the pullout of those who stay illegitimately in Syria,” he said

“As for those, who were invited on a legitimate basis, leaders of the Syrian state will take a decision upon results of the political process,” he noted.

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