An interview with Ali Akbar Assadi, an expert on Middle Eastern affairs
Supreme Leader’s top Advisor for International Affairs Ali Akbar Velayati expressed concern about the situation in Iraq, and said Tehran is ready to help the Iraqi nation and government upon a request by the Baghdad government.
A Middle East correspondent of a Swiss-based newspaper, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, has said Iran could be an example for all people in Middle East.
Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Marziyeh Afkham strongly condemned the recent Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people and lawmakers in Gaza, describing it as an indication of the Zionists' weakness and internal rifts.
Around 1.5 million Iraqis have volunteered to join battles against the militants of the al-Qaeda-linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
The Pentagon says the US aircraft carrier George H.W. Bush and more than 50 attack aircraft are in the Persian Gulf, ready to launch attacks against Takfiri militants in Iraq.
A major Islamic center in Egypt has issued a religious decree forbidding Muslims from joining the Takfiri militants of the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has dismissed reports about the deployment of Iranian forces in Iraq, but expressed Tehran’s preparedness to provide any help upon Baghdad’s request to fight the Takfiri militants.
Iran’s Majlis Speaker Ali Larijani says the US and its allied authoritarian regimes in the Middle East are behind the Takfiri atrocities in Iraq.
Thirty agents linked to the terrorist group al-Qaeda have been apprehended across Iran over the past month, says the country’s deputy intelligence minister.