TEHRAN, October 2. /TASS/. Iran did not send its ground troops to Syria, IRNA news agency reported on Friday.
"A high-ranking Iranian diplomat has refuted today as a blatant lie several foreign media reports stating that Iranian forces have arrived to Syria to participate in ground operations," the agency noted.
IRNA reminded that one of such reports was published in the London-based Asharq Al-Alwsat Arabic international newspaper.