In a communique released at the end of an expert meeting on the Syrian crisis held in Tehran, the Iranian Foreign Ministry expressed the hope that the Astana Process would put an end to the Syrian conflict as soon as possible.
A lawmaker censured the recent hostile remarks of a UAE official meant to provoke disputes among Iran’s ethnic Kurds, noting that such comments are the result of blind adherence to the US policies on the Middle East.
Iranian Defence Minister lashed out at the US for its historical record of military intervention and war crimes in different parts of the world, stressing that the US-made weapons are currently used by radical Wahhabi terrorists in their crimes.
A commentator says Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who secured sweeping powers in the country’s recent referendum, is moving towards dictatorship via democracy.
Western media run coverage of deadly attacks in Syria only when they can make political capital out of the incidents, and play down the massacres which do not serve their interests.
An Iraqi military official says the country’s Special Forces have identified the location of the ISIS ringleader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani reassured the regional countries that Iran’s Armed Forces do not pose a threat to anyone, stressing that the country’s military power is only for deterrence and defense.
US President Donald Trump called his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to congratulate him on winning a much-disputed referendum that will cement his autocratic rule over the country.
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif congratulated his Turkish counterpart on the nation’s ‘yes’ vote in Sunday’s referendum on constitutional changes that would replace the current parliamentary system with a presidential one.
A former Iranian ambassador to Syria says the US is hampering efforts aimed at launching an international investigation into the recent chemical incident in Syria.