War on Terrorism Key Element of Resolving Crisis in Syria: Xiaoyan

TEHRAN, (ST)- China's Special Envoy for Syria Xie Xiaoyan has stressed that  war on terrorism is the key element of resolving the crisis in Syria, pointing out that the continuity of the cessation of hostilities in Syria depends on eliminating terrorists

The Chinese envoy made the remarks during his meeting on Tuesday with the Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari  in Tehran.

The Chinese diplomat said Beijing seeks holding consultations and constant exchange of views with Iran on the crisis in Syria, calling for undertaking necessary measures to maintain the cessation of hostilities.

Khamenei: “Supporting Palestinian Resistance is the Responsibility of All of Us”

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says all Muslim countries have a responsibility to support Palestinian resistance, which should be a source of unity in the Islamic world.

The Leader made the remarks in an opening speech to the 6th International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada (Uprising) in Tehran on Tuesday.

“Despite the differences that exist among Islamic countries — some of these differences are natural, some originate from the enemy’s plot and the rest are because of negligence - the issue of Palestine can and should be the pivot of unity for all Islamic countries,” the Leader said.

Iran Summons Turkish Ambassador over Anti-Tehran Remarks, Says Iran's Patience Has Limits

TEHRAN - Iran’s Foreign Ministry summoned Turkey’s ambassador to Tehran demanding an explanation for recent provocative comments made by senior Turkish officials in Bahrain and Germany.

Turkey’s Ambassador to Tehran Reza Hakan Tekin went to Iran’s Foreign Ministry on Monday for talks about the recent anti-Iran stances that ranking Turkish officials have taken in international meetings.

In a recent visit to Bahrain, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan had accused Iran of seeking disintegration of Iraq and Syria and growing influence in the region.

Moreover, at the 53rd Munich Security Conference in Germany, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu criticized what he called an Iranian "sectarian policy" aimed at undermining Bahrain and Saudi Arabia.

Iran has always announced that its policy is based on non-interference in the internal affairs of others and rejection of tension in the region, stressing that the country’s primary purpose is to counter terrorism and restore stability to the Middle East, tasnim News Agency reported.

Iran Will Fully Restore Nuclear Program if JCPOA Scrapped: Larijani

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani says the Islamic Republic will restore its nuclear program to where it was prior to the signing of the 2015 nuclear agreement between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries if the US scraps the agreement.

In case of the revocation of the nuclear deal - known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) - by the US, everything will go back to square one, Larijani was quoted by IRNA as saying in an interview with the Lebanon-based al-Mayadeen TV channel, according to Press TV.

The top Iranian parliamentarian made the comments amid a number of indications that the administration of US President Donald Trump may want to stop implementing its commitments under the JCPOA. Trump had previously threatened to rip up the deal and called it “the worst accord ever” and “one of the dumbest” ones he had come across.

Saudi Uses Scottish Smart bombs in Yemen by UK-Trained Air Force: Report

A recent report has disclosed that Scottish-made Paveway IV laser-guided smart bombs have been dropped on Yemen by UK-trained Saudi air force as the Riyadh regime pushes ahead with its atrocious bombardment campaign against its conflict-ridden southern neighbor.

Evidence submitted during a legal case into the United Kingdom's arms sales to Saudi Arabia reveals that the Royal Air Force (RAF) trained the Saudi air force how to use Paveway IV bombs, the English-language Scottish Daily Record newspaper reported on Sunday.