U.S. move on North Syria safe zone angers Iran

A U.S. agreement to set up a safe zone in northern Syria, a close ally of Iran, is “provocative and worrisome”, the Iranian Foreign Ministry was reported to have said by the semi-official Fars news agency.

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The U.S. and Turkey last week agreed to set up a joint operations centre for a proposed zone along Syria’s northeast border.

“Foreign Ministry spokesman, Abbas Mousavi, said the recent announcements and agreements by American officials about creating a safe zone in northern Syria are provocative and worrisome,” Fars reported.



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