Al-Mikdad: High ranking negotiations between Russia, Iran and Turkey will result in stopping Turkish military interference in Syria

DAMASCUS, (ST)- Syria hopes that the Turkish military interference in the country will stop as a result of the high ranking negotiations between Russia, Iran and Turkey, Syria's Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Faysal al-Mikdad said in a statement to Sputnik, pointing out this interference will have impacts on peace and security inside Turkey itself.  

"Moscow and Tehran have reiterated their rejection of illegal foreign forces in Syria, and unlike Ankara, they have also stressed commitment to fighting terrorism in the country," added al-Mikdad, stressing that the Turkish side must realize that its support for terrorist organizations in Syria doesn't help Turkey or Syria.

Concerning the unilateral US sanctions imposed on Syria, al-Mikdad hoped that the letter sent by eight countries, including Syria, to the UN Chief Antonio Guterres will lead to ending the American sanctions imposed in Syria.

"The sanctions are hampering efforts to combat the Covid-19 pandemic globally," said al-Mikdad, clarifying that the best policy to reach a solution to this dangerous situation in all the world is lifting these inhuman sanctions.

Slovakian party: Sanctions on Syria during Coronavirus outbreak is 'The highest level of hypocrisy and sadism"

BRATISLAVA, (ST)_ Slovakian Communist party stands by Syria in its call for lifting the unilateral coercive sanctions being imposed on it with the aim of helping it in its fight against Coronavirus.    

This is what the Party's Deputy Head, Jalal Suleiman, said in an article written by him and published on the party's website.

He described the continuity of imposing unilateral and coercive sanctions on Syria during the outbreak of Covid-19 as "the highest level of hypocrisy and sadism". "These sanctions are illegal."

Erdogan's terrorists violate the cessation of hostilities agreement and target Saraqib with several artillery shells

The terrorist organizations backed by the Turkish regime violated the cessation of hostilities agreement and targeted the city of Saraqib in the countryside of eastern Idlib with several artillery shells.

SANA correspondent in Idlib stated that the terrorist organizations linked to the Turkish regime fired late last night several artillery shells at the city of Saraqib from the town of Mastouma, where the Turkish occupation points are located.

Syrian Air Defenses intercept Israeli missiles over Homs

Syrian Air Defenses intercept hostile targets over Homs, according to the Syrian Alikhbaria TV channel.
The TV channel reported that the attack was carried out by Israeli jets from the Lebanese airspace [from Beirut] and many missiles were downed before reaching their goals. 

Coronavirus death toll in Syria raised to 2

DAMASCUS, (ST)_Syrian Health Ministry announced the death of  another coronavirus case that was among the 9 confirmed infected cases. 

2 cases out of 10 confirmed ones died.