Iran’s Rouhani warns of new US plot against Syria integrity

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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has condemned a new US plan to set up a militant force near Syria’s border with Turkey, saying it constitutes a breach of international law and a plot against the Arab country’s sovereignty.

Rouhani made the remarks in a meeting with the Speaker of People’s Council of Syria Hammouda Youssef Sabbagh in Tehran on Tuesday on the sidelines of the 13th Session of the Parliamentary Union of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Conference.

“The plot that the Americans have recently hatched for Syria is against international law and a plot against the territorial integrity and security of Syria and the region,” Rouhani said.

The US announced on Sunday that it will work, along with a coalition of its allies purportedly fighting Daesh, with US-backed militants of the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to set up a new 30,000-strong “border security” force.

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