Syrian army units demolish several terrorists’ hideouts and arms caches in Hama, Idleb (2)

HAMA, IDLEB, (ST)_Syrian army units destroyed several hideouts and arms caches for al-Nusra Front terrorists in Hama and Idleb, the Syrian News Agency (SANA) reported today.

The agency said that the army units carried out accurate strikes against terrorists’ hideouts and arms caches after monitoring their movements in Hama and Idleb.

Syria Rejects Using Human Rights Council to Violate Countries' Sovereignty, Stresses Solidarity with Legitimate Government of Venezuela

GENEVA, (ST)- Syria's Permanent Representative at the United Nations and other international Organizations in Geneva Hussam Eddin Ala has affirmed Syria's full solidarity with the people and legitimate government of Venezuela against US interventionist policies and voiced its support for any dialogue initiative based on respecting Venezuela's sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity.

Mine left by terrorists kills 3 children in a liberate area in Damascus

DAMASCUS, (ST)_The detonation of a landmine, planted by terrorists in Jobar district in Damascus before defeating them by Syrian army, killed three children yesterday, according to the Syrian News Agency (SANA).

Four children aged between 13 and 15 were working in a workshop for rehabilitating a building in the said district when a hidden landmine detonated. Three of them were martyred and the fourth one wounded.

Russia, UN Discuss Finding Political Settlement in Syria Based on UNSC Resolution 2254

MOSCOW, (ST)-Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Friday held talks in Moscow with UN Chief Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen during which the minister reiterated the need to eliminate terrorism in Syria and find a political settlement of the crisis in the country in accordance with Security Council Resolution 2254.

"We are establishing dialogue based on mutual confidence between us and the United Nations and on our effective cooperation within Astana formula and the efforts continuously exerted in the light of the results of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress in Sochi in order to achieve the hoped-for goals in eradicating terrorism in Syria and finding political solution to the crisis based on Security Council Resolution No. 2254," Lavrov said, according to the Syrian News Agency SANA.  

Resolution No. 2254, unanimously adopted by the Security Council in December, 2015, affirms that the Syrians are the ones who should decide the future of their country without any foreign interference and that terrorist organizations must be excluded from any political process.

Iran Must Seize UK Oil Vessel if Iranian Tanker not Released: IRGC General

A senior Iranian official has called for the seizure of a British oil tanker in case London refuses to release the Iranian vessel it has illegally detained in Gibraltar, Press TV reported.

 “If Britain does not release the Iranian oil tanker, it is the authorities’ duty to make a reciprocal move and seize a British oil tanker,” said Major General Mohsen Rezaei, a top IRGC general and the secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council.

He said the Islamic Republic has never been the initiator of tension in its 40-year history, but it also will never hesitate to respond to bullies.

Iranian supertanker Grace 1 was boarded and impounded by Gibraltar police and customs agencies, aided by a detachment of British Royal Marines, on Thursday at the US request in the Strait of Gibraltar.