Weeping freed Iranians appear in Syria capital
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He portrayed the Iranians as "pilgrims" who still wanted to see the shrine before they left Syria.
However, the US State Department disputed that description.
"We note that most of the Iranians who had been captive are members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard," said State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, adding it was "another example of how Iran continues to provide guidance, expertise, personnel, technical capabilities to the Syrian regime".
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