U.S. Says Russia Agrees to Elimination of Iranian-Backed Militias from Syria

(U.S. State Department) After a meeting between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Saturday, a senior State Department official said the U.S.-Russia-Jordan Memorandum of Principles (MOP) on the de-escalation of the civil war in Syria, signed on Nov. 8 in Amman, "enshrines the commitment of the U.S., Russia, and Jordan to eliminate the presence of non-Syrian foreign forces. That includes Iranian forces and Iranian-backed militias like Lebanese Hizbullah as well as foreign jihadis working with Jabhat al-Nusrah and other extremist groups from the southwest area [of Syria]."

2017-11-13 00:00:00

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