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Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Denies Tehran Sent Troops to Iraq

© Sputnik / Ruslan Krivobok / Go to the photo bankIranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian at the "What's New in Solving Iran's Nuclear Issue?" news conference
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian at the What's New in Solving Iran's Nuclear Issue? news conference - Sputnik International
Iran dismisses media claims that Tehran had sent troops to Iraq to help fight the Islamic State.

Gen. Ghassem Soleimani, a powerful Iranian general, has emerged as the chief tactician in Iraq’s fight against Sunni militants, working on the front lines alongside 120 advisers from his country’s Revolutionary Guard to direct Shiite militiamen and government forces in the smallest details of battle, militia commanders and government officials say. - Sputnik International
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MOSCOW (Sputnik) Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahian dismissed recent media claims on Monday that Tehran had sent troops to Iraq to help fight the Islamic State.

“We have not sent any armed troops or fighters to Iraq,” Amir-Abdollahian said at a press conference at the Rossiya Segodnya press center in Moscow.

According to the deputy foreign minister, Iran has only deployed military advisers in the country after receiving a request from the Iraqi government.

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