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    Anti-Daesh Coalition Sees No Sign of Iranian Ballistic Missiles in Iraq, Syria

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    The US-led coalition against Daesh has seen no signs of Iranian ballistic missiles in Iraq or Syria, coalition deputy commander Maj. Gen. Rupert Jones said in a press briefing on Wednesday.

    WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — On November 13, Saudi Arabia's Al Arabiya cited Iranian officials as saying that Tehran has expanded ballistic missile manufacturing to Syria, including in the city of Aleppo, as well as other regional nations.

    Last month, Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi denied allegations from US officials that Iran had provided ballistic missiles and other weapons to Yemen's Houthi rebels.

    "No," Jones told reporters when asked if he had seen evidence of the production or placement of Iranian ballistic missiles in the two countries.

    Ballistic missiles are not covered by the 2015 nuclear agreement concluded between Iran and the P5+1 group of nations, including the United States in Russia.

    The agreement lifted some sanctions against Iran in return for assurances its domestic nuclear program would remain peaceful.

    Earlier in November, the US House of Representatives passed a bill that would extend ballistic missile related sanctions against Iran for an additional ten years.

    The US Senate is expected to vote on the bill this week.


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