Iran rejects U.S. demands to curb its influence in the Middle East

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  • The chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces dismissed US demands for Tehran to curb its influence in the region

(Reuters) LONDON: The chief of staff of Iran’s armed forces dismissed on Wednesday US demands for Tehran to curb its influence in the region, and said it would not seek permission from any country to develop defense capabilities.

“Iranian armed forces are now, thanks to God, more prepared than ever and will not wait for the permission or approval of any power to develop defense capabilities,” Major General Mohammad Bagheri was quoted as saying by the state news agency IRNA.

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