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Saudi plan to deploy troops to Syria ‘bold claim’

13 February 2016 16:43



Reacting to Saudi Arabia’s plan to deploy 150k troops to Syria, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces urged Saudis to prove the existence of these forces.

In response to a question about Saudi Arabia’s decision to deploy 150 thousand troops to Syria, Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said “Saudis first need to prove the existence of these many military forces before making unsubstantiated claims.”

When asked to give advice to people on the February 26 elections for Assembly of Experts and Islamic Consultative Assembly, the commander said “being a military man, I would not promote any of the candidates; rather, I encourage people to stick to the criteria defined by Imam Khomeini and the Leader for choosing candidates who are able to take the responsibility in the Islamic Republic.”

“The most important factor for selection of candidates is that the applicant should not be willing to clear the path for the US or the West to intrude the country,” he added.

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