The US currently has around 2,000 forces deployed in Syria [File: US Army/ AP Photo]

Iran‘s Foreign Ministry has said the US military presence in Syria damaged the region, in the government’s first comments on President Donald Trump’s plan to pull US troops from the war-torn country.

Trump vowed on Thursday that the US would no longer be the “policeman of the Middle East” as he ordered troops back from Syria.

“The presence

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