Iran Denies Report on US Message of Warning


Iran’s Foreign Ministry denied a report by a Kuwaiti paper that the US has relayed a message to Iran through Russia that has allegedly warned Tehran of any harm to American soldiers in Iraq and Syria.

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi on Saturday denied a story published by Kuwait’s Al Rai newspaper about a recent message that US officials have delivered to Iran through Russians.

The Kuwaiti paper claimed that Washington has threatened to attack Iranian military bases inside the country if American troops in Iraq and Syria are harmed by Iranian forces.

Iran has been providing its allies, Iraq and Syria, with advisory military support in the fight against terrorist groups.

Iranian forces have been dispatched to the two war-hit Arab countries at the requests of the governments of Baghdad and Damascus.