Russian, Iranian defense ministers say US actions in Syria help ISIS

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Tehran (ISNA) - Defense ministers of Russia and Iran discussed the situation in the region following a US missile strike on Syria in a telephone conversation, TASS reported.

Defense minister of Russia Sergey Shoigu and his Iranian counterpart Hossein Dehqan stressed that the US missile strike on Syria runs counter to international law and encourages terrorists, the press service of the Russian defense ministry reports.

The ministers discussed the situation in the region developing after the US carried out a missile strike at Shayrat airbase.

 "They qualified the US actions as contravening international law and helping Islamic State (outlawed in Russia) and other terrorist organizations get more active," the ministry said.

The ministers also discussed coordinating action in Syria to continue fight against international terrorism, the press service added.

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