Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has that US ideas to deploy ground troops to fight ISIS in Syria will only increase extremism in the region.
“We cannot commit to solutions that are part of the problem. I believe that the presence of foreign troops in Arab territory is a recipe for those extremists to rally behind and gain new fighters from disenfranchised youth,” Zarif said in an interview with CNN at the Munich Security Conference on Friday.
This came as a response to a US military official suggesting that his country may authorize sending soldiers to Syria to fight the terrorist group.
“It’s possible that you may see conventional forces hit the ground in Syria for some period of time,” CNN reported on Wednesday night, citing the official.