TEHRAN

Iranian companies will participate in the reconstruction of war-torn Syria, Iran’s Vice-President Eshaq Jahangiri said Monday.

“Iranian private sector companies are willing to participate in reconstruction of Syria,” Jahangiri said during a meeting with Syria’s Assad regime’s Prime Minister Imad Khamis.

Khamis is visiting Iran for talks with Iranian officials following the killing of top general Qasem Soleimani in a U.S. drone airstrike in Iraq earlier this month.

Iran retaliated with the firing of a dozen ballistic missiles on Iraqi airbases housing U.S. troops.

Iran and Lebanese group Hezbollah are strong allies of Syria’s Bashar al-Assad regime, the forces

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