After Collapse of Daesh, Palestine Back as Muslim World’s Top Priority

Addressing the Muslim world’s parliamentarians, President Hassan Rouhani says Palestine has regained its status as the most important issue facing the Islamic world after the collapse of the Daesh terror group in Iraq and Syria.

According to Press TV, Rouhani said the current instability and insecurity gripping the region stem from continued Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, Washington's “tendentious and unstinting” support for the Tel Aviv regime and the Palestinian nation’s failure to exercise its “basic right” to establish a sovereign state with al-Quds as its capital.

US Interventionist and Destructive Policy Fuels Crisis in Syria

Iran has denounced a US plan to set up a militant force near Syria’s border with Turkey as “blatant interference” in the Arab country’s domestic affairs, urging Washington to reverse its “destructive” policies in the Middle East, Press TV reported.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi said on Tuesday that the US’s plan is a “clear example” of interference in Syria’s internal affairs, which complicates the crisis, leads to instability and fans the flames of the conflict there.

Lavrov slams US statements on Iran nuclear deal

The Russian top diplomat says Russia won’t back the US-proposed amendments to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on the Iranian nuclear program

MOSCOW- Washington’s statements on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) for Iran’s nuclear program will not boost optimism and stability, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a press conference on Friday, summarizing the results of Moscow’s diplomatic activities in 2017, Tass reported.

OIC states’ security relies on improving economic coop.

TEHRAN– Speaking at the 13th PUIC conference in Tehran, Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani stressed the need for developing economic cooperation among OIC Member States in a bid to boost security and mutual interests.

Ali Larijani opened the 13th session of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC) Conference on Monday in Tehran, in the presence of parliament speakers from 44 OIC Member States, according to the mehr News Agancy.

Ayatollah Khamenei Offers Condolences over 'Bitter, Heartrending' Tanker Incident

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has issued a message of condolence over the "bitter and heartrending" deadly incident involving an Iranian oil tanker bursting into flames from end to end and sinking off China’s coast.

In a message on Sunday, Ayatollah Khamenei offered condolences to the bereaved families of the 32 crew members of the Iranian oil tanker who lost their lives in the "calamitous and regrettable" incident, according to Press TV.

The Leader said the sailors sacrificed their lives as they were fulfilling their duty for their country.