Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif Friday denied his country had sent Hezbollah militants to fight in Syria, saying the Tehran-backed Shiite extremist group was making its own decisions.No wonder the West loves these new, moderate Iranians - they have such a great sense of humor!
The usually smiling Iranian diplomat, who has been seen as the new face of the Islamic republic since coming to office in August, was unusually combative in a tense panel session held in the Swiss mountain town of Davos.
Under constant questioning about Iran’s role in shoring up Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Zarif said it was “preposterous” to suggest that Tehran was supporting extremist groups fighting in Syria.
“We are not sending people, Hezbollah has made its own decision,” Zarif told the audience, adding that Iran had also suffered at the hands of Sunni Al-Qaeda extremists.
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