August 18, 2019 / 2:52 PM / a month ago

Iran says U.S. move on north Syria safe zone is 'provocative'

DUBAI (Reuters) - A U.S. agreement to set up a safe zone in northern Syria, a close ally of Iran, is “provocative and worrisome”, the Iranian foreign ministry was reported to have said by the semi-official Fars news agency.

The United States and Turkey last week agreed to set up a joint operations centre for a proposed zone along Syria’s northeast border.

“Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Mousavi ... said the recent announcements and agreements by American officials about creating a safe zone in northern Syria are provocative and worrisome,” Fars reported.

Reporting by Dubai newsroom; Editing by David Goodman

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