Iran Has Assisted Foreign Oil Tanker in Gulf after Request for Help

The spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry says the country’s naval forces have assisted a foreign crude oil tanker in the Gulf area, after they received a request for help from the vessel, according to Press TV.

Seyyed Abbas Mousavi told IRIB News late on Tuesday that the tanker suffered a technical glitch, and accordingly sent a distress call.

He added that Iranian forces rushed to the scene after receiving the call, and tug boats salvaged the disabled vessel and towed it towards Iranian territorial waters to undergo required repair.

Normalization of ties between Islamic countries, Zionist Occupation hazardous

TEHRAN – “Normalization of ties between Islamic-Arabic countries and Israeli regime is dangerous,” Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said in a meeting with the President of the Iraqi Supreme Council of the Judiciary Faeq Zidan in Tehran on Tuesday.

Larijani underscored the role of Iraq in this issue saying that “Iraq plays a significant role in this regard since the existing problems among Islamic countries should not lead them into making peace with Israel.”

Larijani also noted that the US has always sought to separate the Iranian and Iraqi nation but all their measures in this regard have been defused, Mehr News reported.

The Iraqi official for his part said that Iraq will never let enemies implement their plans and will remain beside Iran.

Yemen Conducts Retaliatory Drone Attacks on Saudi Arabia's King Khalid Air Base

Yemeni armed forces have launched fresh drone strikes on King Khalid air base in Saudi Arabia's southwestern Asir Province in retaliation for the kingdom’s bloody military aggression against the impoverished country.

The al-Masirah TV channel reported that Yemeni army soldiers and allied fighters from Popular Committees had used Qasif-K2 combat drones to target the air base near the city of Khamis Mushait on Monday.

It quoted Yemen’s armed forces spokesman Brigadier General Yahya Sare'e as saying that the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAVs) had "accurately targeted" a weapons storage site at the air base and caused a large fire there.

He noted that the operation came in  response to the crimes committed by the Saudi-led coalition against the Yemeni nation, adding that the alliance had carried out 20 airstrikes on Yemen in the past 24 hours.

Zionist Settler Runs over, Kills Palestinian Boy in West Bank

A Palestinian child has lost his life after being run over by an Israeli settler in the occupied West Bank, Press T.V reported.

According to Palestinian Information Center, the hit-and-run took place near the settlement of Adora, west of al-Khalil (Hebron) city, leaving 7-year-old Tareq Zabania dead on Monday night.

The boy was riding a bicycle when he was run over by the settler, who fled the scene.

He was later transferred to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Such hit-and-run incidents against Palestinians are frequent, with most of them going uninvestigated by Israeli occupation authorities.

Leader Khamenei: Iran will Not Leave UK Piracy Unanswered

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has denounced Britain’s illegal seizure of an Iranian oil tanker, warning that the act of “piracy” will not go unanswered.

The Leader was reacting to the British military’s seizure of oil tanker “Grace 1” off the coast of Gibraltar earlier this month on suspicion of carrying crude to Syria in breach of the European Union’s unilateral bans on the Arab state.

Reports, however, say the seizure took place at the request of the United States, which has been bent on driving Iranian oil exports to “zero” as part of its sanctions against the Islamic Republic.