Concerns Iran may pull out of nuclear deal, would be failure for intl community – Russian diplomat

There are concerns that hostile rhetoric from Washington may lead to a collapse of the nuclear deal with Iran, a scenario that Russia considers a failure for the entire world community, a senior Russian non-proliferation diplomat has said.

 “We see some really hard line rhetoric from the American administration and hard line rhetoric in response from Tehran. Sanctions are being imposed on Iran. Naturally, this creates an unfavorable atmosphere for implementing the nuclear deal", Mikhail Ulyanov, the senior Russian diplomat on non-proliferation issues, told RIA Novosti, according to RT News.

President Al-Assad's Interviews with Arab, Foreign Media Change Negative Image about Syria

President Bashar Al-Assad’s interviews with media outlets that came from many  Arab and western countries have gradually changed public opinion in these countries and have affected-in a way or another- the political stances of them.

This is what member of the Baath Arab Socialist Party ‘s Regional Leadership Dr. Khalaf al-Meftah said during a forum held Monday in Damascus.

“Since the eruption of events in Syria in 2011 until last month, around 68 interviews and meetings between President Al-Assad and Arab and Foreign media outlets were made. 54% of them were made with hostile or non-neutral media outlets, while 46% were with friendly or neutral ones,” the Baathist official clarified.

Saudi Exclusion from Trump’s Ban Not to Remove Terrorism Threat in US: Lawyer

TEHRAN– An American Immigration Lawyer said US President Donald Trump’s travel ban is not going to make the country any safer because his list of banned countries does not include Saudi Arabia, which is a “big sponsor of radical ideologies and terrorism” around the world.

“The aim (of Trump’s Muslim ban) could be to appease the Trump supporters – the people who voted for him; It could be to show he is strong and he has power; It could be because of his ego. And the thing is it’s a Muslim ban, but then all the Muslim countries are not banned. So that is questionable,” Leila Mansouri, the DC chapter president of the Iranian American Bar Association (IABA), told the Tasnim News Agency in a phone interview.

Moscow expects Washington to shortly assume stance on Syria — expert

MOSCOW- Russia expects that US President Donald Trump will soon make the decision as to Washington’s stance on the Syrian settlement, a senior political adviser to the UN special envoy for Syria told reporters on Monday, Tass reported.

"Maybe this will happen after a G20 meeting or after a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin," Vitaly Naumkin said. "He has clearly formulated a bid to cooperate not only with Russia, but also with all who can fight against terrorists," said Naumkin, director of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences.

A crime against humanity

From the very beginning of the crisis in Syria, the armed terrorist groups have been committing atrocious crimes against Syrian people and their public and private properties. ISIS, al-Nosra Front and their affiliates have been killing innocent people and destroying the infrastructure of the country capitalizing on the financial and military support offered by Qatar, Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Cutting off water supply in Damascus is a war crime and a crime against humanity which comes in a series of violations of the international law and a series of criminal acts perpetrated by armed terrorist groups in the main Syrian cities, particularly in Damascus and Aleppo.