U.S. troops in Syria will fan flames of extremism: Iran's Foreign Minister

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New York [United States], Feb 18 (ANI): Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has expressed concern that any attempt by the United States to send its troops to Syria will fan flames of extremism in the region and will implications on global security. He stressed that the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as the Iran nuclear deal ,will stay in place, adding that this was the best deal possible for concerned parties. "I believe everybody, including experts in the United States, know this was the best deal possible for all concerned, not just Iran but the US too. It was a triumph of diplomacy over coercion, because coercion doesn't work anymore." Zarif said in an interview with CNN on the sidelines of the Munich Security Conference. He alleged that the United States' occupation in Iraq had led to the creation of the Islamic State (ISIS). Zarif said that sending U.S. soldiers to fight ISIS would add fuel to the fire in a nationwide ceasefire in Syria which was largely working. He described Trump's travel ban on seven mainly Muslim countries including Iran as an affront to the entire nation." Zarif said that there is no Iranian who had committed a single act of terror against Americans. (ANI)