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FM spokesman denies Iran's military presence in Syria, Lebanon

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Tehran, Sept 18, IRNA -- Foreign Ministry spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast on Tuesday denied Iran's military presence in Syria and Lebanon.

He made the remarks in response to a question posed by a reporter on comments made by Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari

Speaking at his weekly press briefing, he said Iran has called for despatch of observers from Iran, Egypt, Turkey and Saudi Arabia to Syria to monitor cessation of violence in the country but the issue has not been confirmed by this time.

On recent blasphemy against Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) in a US-made movie, he denouced the film and said sacrilege to divine religions is not acceptable.

All Muslims, Christians and Jews expressed their hatred of such illogical measures taken by the Zionist regime, he said.

World Public opinion watches behaviors of western countries violating the principles of human rights by screening such movies, he said.

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