Iranian Revolutionary Guards Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Saudi Arabia wouldn't dare send ground troops to war-torn Syria, the chief of Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards said Saturday, after Riyadh opened up the possibility of such a deployment.Iran, the strongest regional ally of President Bashar Assad, openly provides financial and military support to the Damascus government but denies having troops on the ground in Syria.Tehran provides military advisers to Assad's army, as well as organizing Iranian, Afghan, Iraqi and Pakistani "volunteers" to fight rebels in Syria. Iran, the Middle East's main Shiite power, and Saudi Arabia have long been at odds over the conflict in Syria.
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