Secretary of Iran's Security Council: Iran and Russia together thwarted US plans in Syria
In Syria, Iran and Russia did not allow the United States to withdraw armed opposition troops backed by Washington who were under strike. This was stated by the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, TASS reports.
“The United States and its regional allies tried to withdraw terrorists under attack who, under the false name of the so-called moderate opposition, committed numerous crimes against the Syrian people. Plans to save these ‘moderate terrorists’ have failed,” Shamhani said.
On August 19 in the Syrian province of Al-Hasaka, an incident between US forces and Syria occurred. F-22 fighters from the US-led coalition forced two planes from the Syrian air force to leave the Kurdish-controlled area in northeastern Syria.
After that, statements arrived from Washington about its readiness to protect its special forces and opposition from Russian and Syria forces.
On August 15, Russian Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu said that in 2013 Russia prevented a massive NATO attack with 624 cruise missiles in Syria.