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French minister says all Iranian militia, including Hezbollah, must leave Syria

Jean-Yves Le Drian said that all indications point to use of chlorine in Syria. (AFP)

French foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Wednesday that all Iranian militia, including Hezbollah, must leave Syria, whose civil war has thrown the Middle East into turmoil.

Asked in an interview on BFM TV whether he wanted Turkish armed forces to withdraw from Syria, Le Drian replied that he wanted: “The withdrawal of all of those who ought not to be in Syria, including Iranian militia, including Hezbollah.”

The minister said that “all indications” suggest that the Syrian regime is using chlorine weapons in its nearly seven-year civil war against rebel forces.

Le Drian also noted that Turkey and Iran are violating international law in Syria.

With Reuters.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 7 February 2018 KSA 12:39 - GMT 09:39
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