Iran's Rouhani says Syrian regime must not be weakened

Hassan Rouhani, President of Iran, arrives to speak at the United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 26, 2015Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has warned that the Syrian government must be allowed to remain in power to prevent the Islamic State group from taking over the country. Rouhani, in New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly meeting, argued that the priority must be combating IS extremists in Syria, and that “political reforms” could follow. “If we are to succeed in fighting terrorism, the government in Damascus cannot be weakened.

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