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No cooperation with US in war on terror: Tehran

A handout picture released by the official website of the Centre for Preserving and Publishing the Works of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, shows him addressing ambassadors and other top diplomats in Tehran, in this November 1, 2015 photo. (AFP)
TEHRAN: Iran will not cooperate with the United States on the “fight against terrorists in Syria,” a top adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei was quoted as saying by state media on Wednesday.
“Iran will not cooperate directly or indirectly with the United States,” Ali Akbar Velayati was quoted as saying on Press TV after a meeting with Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Mekdad in Tehran.
“Iran will not accept any initiative regarding Syria without consultation with the country’s government and people,” Press TV also quoted Velayati as saying.
In a meeting with Mekdad on Wednesday, Iran’s foreign minister reiterated Tehran’s position that it believed the Syrian crisis only had a political solution.
“We believe only the Syrian people should decide about their future and others can only facilitate this political process to resolve the crisis,” Mohammad Javad Zarif was quoted as saying by Fars news agency.
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