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US denies aid to Syria for reconstruction until Iran troops are sent off

ANI  |  Washington D.C. [U.S.A.] 

The has cut off financial aid to for the reconstruction of the war-torn nation unless the Iranian troops are sent off.

on Wednesday at for National Security of America asserted that should ask the Iranian soldiers to leave the country if it wants to continue receiving aid for the reconstruction from in the future, reported

"If doesn't ensure the total withdrawal of Iranian-backed troops, it will not receive one single dollar from the for reconstruction," Pompeo added.

Talking about the presence of the Iranian forces in Damascus, Pompeo said, "The onus of expelling from the country falls on the "

There has been a visible friction between and after the US accused of facilitating terrorist activities in the

On May 8, US announced had Washington's withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the nuclear deal which limited the country's uranium enrichment in exchange for sanctions relief.

The Iran nuclear deal was signed between six countries in 2015 - Iran, US, Britain, Germany, Russia, and for lifting economic sanctions on in exchange for limitations to the country's nuclear programme.

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First Published: Thu, October 11 2018. 23:10 IST