Groshko discusses with Spanish Assistant Foreign Minister the situation in Syria and Ukraine

Madrid, (ST) -  MOSCOW - Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko discussed with Spanish Assistant Foreign Minister Fernando Valenzuela the situation in Syria, Libya and Ukraine as well as Russia's relations with the European Union and NATO.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the two sides exchanged views on cooperation between Russia and Spain in the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the Council of Europe, Russia-EU relations, NATO, strategic stability, arms control and prospects, resolving the crises in Syria and Libya and the situation in Ukraine. ”

Israeli occupation forces kill a Palestinian in occupied Jerusalem

On November 17, the Israeli occupation forces  killed a  Palestinian youth in Jerusalem.

The Palestinian news agency Ma'an reported that the Israeli occupation forces opened fire on a Palestinian youth, which led to his death.

Since November 12, thirty-four Palestinians, including eight children, were killed and dozens were injured in the ongoing Israeli aggression on the besieged Gaza Strip.

Islamic Unity Conference: Resistance to liberate Palestine is not separated from resistance to liberate other Arab territories

TEHRAN, (ST)- Participants in the 33rd Islamic Unity Conference in Tehran have affirmed that the Palestinian cause is the Islamic nation's core issue, noting the failure of all attempts to separate the Islamic world from this cause.

In their final statement at the conclusion of the conference, the participants said that the Zionist entity poses a threat not only to Palestine but to all Islamic countries. They called for uniting Islamic countries' efforts in support for resistance against the Zionist-American aggression on the Islamic nation.

Resistance to liberate Palestine is not separate from resistance to liberate other Arab territories occupied by the Zionist entity including the occupied Syrian Golan and Sheb'a Farms in Lebanon, according to the statement.

Denmark to halt consular assistance to Danish terrorists who traveled to fight for ISIS in Syria and Iraq

COPENHAGEN, (ST)- Danish authorities announced on Saturday that it will end consular assistance to the Danish terrorists who left their country to fight within the ranks of ISIS terrorist organization in Syria and Iraq.

France Press Agency quoted the Danish Minister of Foreign Affairs Jeppe Kofod as tweeting that “We owe absolutely nothing to foreign fighters who went to Syria and Iraq to fight for ISIS. This is why we are now taking measures against the access of foreign fighters to consular assistance by the foreign ministry and Danish representations abroad."

“Denmark should not be forced to help people who turned their backs on us and who pose a threat to Denmark’s security," he said.

Velayati: Washington's new strategy based on targeting countries, looting their resources

 TEHRAN, (ST)- Ali Akbar Velayati, the Senior Advisor for International Affairs to Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, has stressed that the US strategy in the Middle East is based on targeting and weakening the region's countries and looting their resources.

In a statement in Tehran on Saturday, Velayati said that "after the failure of the US New Middle East strategy and proxy wars in west Asia region, the force of world arrogance led by the United States has taken new steps to achieve its goals in protecting the Zionist entity's security and controlling the economic and energy resources of the region."

The Iranian official made it clear that "the new American strategy is based on controlling the infrastructure as well as the oil resources and facilities of countries and looting their wealth. It aims at making the governments of the region's countries unable to meet requirements of development and consequently unable to confront any proxy attacks by the Zionist entity or any direct attack by the United States itself."