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Iran vows to back Syria against ‘foreign aggression’ by Israel, US

A senior adviser to Iran’s supreme leader says the country will back Syria against any “foreign aggression” by Israel or the US.

“We will stand by Syria’s government against any foreign aggression … Iran backs Syria in its fight against America and the Zionist Regime (Israel),” Ali Akbar Velayati says during a visit to Syria’s Eastern Ghouta, according to Reuters.

A town in the Eastern Ghouta district was the scene of an alleged chemical attack by pro-regime forces over the weekend that US President Donald Trump has threatened to launch missile strikes in response to.

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