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Feature Article by Stephen Lendman
Iranian Military Presence in Syria: Advisors Only
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Iran has no combat troops in Syria, no military bases – advisors only on Assad's invitation, operating from Syrian facilities.
Israeli claims otherwise are bald-faced lies. So is Washington's designation of Iran as a state sponsor of terrorism – the accusation applying to America, Israel and their rogue partners in high crimes of war and against humanity, not the Islamic Republic, the region's leading peace and stability advocate.
On Saturday, Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem accused Israel of lying – falsely claiming the presence of Iranian combat troops in Syria.
There are none, advisors only, aiding Damascus combat US/Israeli-supported ISIS and other terrorists.
Iran stood by Syria from the earliest days of US-launched aggression. "(W)e thank the Iranian people and leadership for their help," said a
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