Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces engaged in clashes with two terrorist cells in the country’s northwest, killing a number of terrorists, a senior commander said.
Iraq’s Foreign Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari lauded Iranian commander Major General Qassem Soleimani for his dedication to advisory assistance in Iraq’s fight against terrorism.
A member of Afghanistan’s Parliament emphasized that the Kabul government needs to include more countries, particularly neighbouring Iran, in the process of peace talks with the Taliban.
Navy Commander Sayyari said that the Sahand destroyer of the Moudge class, which is 90% complete, will be delivered to the military fleet this year, adding that the Navy will stage its biggest drill in February next year in the Sea of Oman and the Indian Ocean.
Troops from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force killed five members of the Party for Free Life in Kurdistan (PJAK) terrorist group in a border area in the northwest of Iran.
A prominent Syrian expert in strategic affairs said that recent talks held by the Iranian, Russian and Syrian defence ministers in Tehran are a prelude to coordination among the three countries at all levels.
Secretary of Iran's Expediency Council (EC) Mohsen Rezaei stated that UN Chief Ban Ki-moon's confession that the global body has bowed to Saudi pressures to omit the country's name from the child killers list showed that the world body can easily be bought and coaxed.
Iran’s SNSC Secretary said that with further military cooperation between Iran, Russia and Syria against terrorism, the three countries can also activate their political capabilities to achieve a comprehensive strategy to stop war and bloodshed.
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan reiterated the Islamic Republic’s determination to provide advisory support for Syria in the fight against terrorist groups in the Arab country.
The Iranian defense minister has called for a “comprehensive” ceasefire deal aimed at containing the violence in Syria, stressing, however, that any such agreement should not pave the way for terror groups to grow stronger.