Syria denies Iran helping it quell protests: report

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Posted: Apr 14, 2011 3:43 PM
Syria denies Iran helping it quell protests: report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria denied on Thursday U.S. allegations that Iran was helping it quell mass protests, after the United States said it believed it had evidence Tehran was helping Syrian authorities combat the unrest.

"There is no truth to the announcement by the U.S. State Department about the presence of evidence of Iranian help to Syria in quelling the protests," state television quoted a Foreign Ministry official as saying.

"If it has the evidence, why doesn't it announce it?"