No permanent Iranian base inside Syria: official

Senior Advisor to the Iranian Parliament Speaker Hossein Amir Abdollahian dismissed media reports claiming that Tehran has set up military bases in Syria, but meantime, confirmed the country’s advisory role.

“We don’t have any military base in Syria,” Amir Abdollahian was quoted as saying by the Iranian media on Sunday.

He stressed Iran’s military advisory role in Syria, and said, “We will continue this presence as far as the Syrian government demands for our presence for military and advisory assistance.”

Amir Abdollahian said that when the Syrian government concludes that there is no need for Iran’s military presence in the country and Syria becomes stable, Iran will end its advisory role.