Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warned Turkey against the consequences of its military attacks on northern Syria and called on Ankara to end the incursion.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s brother, Hossein Fereydoun, was sent to prison on Wednesday to serve his sentence for bribery.
Senior Iranian and German parliamentarians have called for an end to militarism in Syria and Yemen, stressing the need for a political settlement of the conflicts wreaking havoc on the two war-torn Arab states.
Foreign Minister Javad Zarif says the attack on an Iranian oil tanker in the Red Sea on Friday was a “complicated action” in which “one or more governments” were involved.
“Iran proposed dialogue before wars in Syria and Yemen broke out, but some countries insisted on militarism,” Larijani said in a meeting with his Algerian counterpart Slimane Chenine on Sunday night.
The United States forces have reportedly left five “high value” prisoners behind in Syria amid Turkey’s offensive against the war-ravaged country.
Syrian army troops have entered the towns of Tabqah, Ain Issa and Tel Tamer in northeastern Syria after Damascus reached an agreement with Kurds in the region to deploy troops in the area, state media report.
Iran's foreign minister has offered to bring together Syrian Kurds, the Damascus government and Turkey in an effort to establish security along the Turkish-Syrian border.
Iran's foreign minister says the country welcomes efforts by intermediaries to arrange talks with Saudi Arabia, including those by Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan who is due to arrive in Tehran on Saturday.
Iran has discovered a massive onshore gas field in the country’s south after a year of exploration, Fars news agency reported on Wednesday.