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Swedish Ex-Leader Disputes UK Capture of Iranian Oil Tanker

A former prime minister of Sweden has questioned the legality of seizure of an Iranian oil tanker by the UK, stressing that the non-EU states are not subject to the European sanctions.

Damascus Announces Unilateral Truce in Idlib: Russia

Syrian forces have unilaterally ceased firing in the northwestern Idlib province, the last major rebel-held territory, Russia's defense ministry said.

‘Iraq Foils Major Plot to Reorganise ISIS Militants’

The Iraqi intelligence forces have thwarted a major plan by the ISIS terrorists to regroup in the Arab country, a media report says.

Syria to Give Priority to Iranian Firms in Reconstruction Era: PM

Syrian Prime Minister Imad Khamis says his country’s top priority in the reconstruction era is Iranian companies working in various areas.

Iran Says World Must Respect Syria’s Sovereignty

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the world must respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Syria.

Iraq, Syria Working on Joint Railway Project with Iran

Syria and Iraq have discussed the establishment of rail connections with each other and with the Islamic Republic of Iran.
‘Russia Compromising Iran, Syria Interests by Tilting towards Israel’

‘Russia Compromising Iran, Syria Interests by Tilting towards Israel’

A senior political analyst says Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent campaign gift to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was a humiliation for Syria.

Iran Calls Arab League’s Statement on Golan ‘Insufficient’

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the Arab League’s support for Syria’s sovereignty over the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights was a positive and promising but insufficient move in the face of the excessive demands of the US president and the Zionist regime.

Syria Says US Can Give Israel Two of Its Own States

Syrian envoy to the United Nations Bashar al-Jaafari has suggested that the United States offer Israel two of its own states – which Washington actually had jurisdiction over – rather than the occupied Golan Heights.
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Iran Says All Illegal Foreign Forces Must Leave Syria

Iran's top military commander says foreign forces, who are illegally present in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib and east of the Euphrates, should leave these areas at the earliest.