The presence of U.S. forces in Syria without the consent of the government in Damascus is an intervention. This was announced on Sunday, September 15, with reference to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reported by Al Jazeera TV channel.
Rouhani made the announcement ahead of his visit to Turkey, where the heads of Russia, Turkey, and Iran will meet on September 16. In addition, the Iranian leader called on all countries in the region to support the legitimate government of Syria.
According to Rouhani, all current conflicts, including those in Syria and Yemen, should be resolved through negotiations and dialogue between the warring parties.
Earlier on Sunday, Iran’s foreign ministry denied accusations of involvement in attacks on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities by U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.
Pompeo accused Iran of an “unprecedented attack on global energy supplies” and called on the international community to condemn the aggression and do everything to bring Iran to justice. U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham has proposed attacking Iran’s oil refineries.
On the morning of September 14, a fire broke out at Saudi Aramco, Saudi Arabia’s national oil company. According to official information, the fire started as a result of an attack by unmanned aerial vehicles. Yemeni Houthi rebels claimed responsibility for the attack.