Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has stated that a no-fly zone in Syria will serve to only strengthen foreign-sponsored terrorists in Syria.
“A no-fly zone (in Syria) will benefit terrorists, who have everything expect for military aircraft,” Rouhani said during a presser after his speech at the 71st United Nations General Assembly session in New York on Thursday.
“They have mortar shells, tanks, missiles and armored personnel carriers. They have cannons and artillery batteries but no warplanes. The creation of a no-fly zone is a not a right step. This is an ill-advised suggestion,” the Iranian president added.
On Wednesday, US Secretary of State John Kerry demanded that Russia and Syria halt all air activity in the fight against terrorist forces.