Hezbollah Continues Anti-Terrorist Campaign in Arsal Barrens

BEIRUT-Hezbollah continued on Saturday the military campaign aimed at liberating Qalamoun-Arsal barrens from the terrorist groups, including mainly Jabhat al-Nusra, according to al_Manar TV website.

Hezbollah soldiers advanced in Lebanon’s Arsal barrens controlling Wadi al-Khayl and Al-Qanzah hills as well as Jiwar Al-Sheikh, Wadi Krayde, Dalil Al-Abyad, Sarj Qweisef.

Clashes between resistance men and the terrorists of al-Nusra led to the killing and wounding of many terrorists and to the destruction of several of their positions.

Four Palestinians Killed during al-Aqsa Mosque Rallies

At least four people have reportedly lost their lives during clashes in the occupied Palestinian lands as tensions remain high there in the wake of the Tel Aviv regime’s crackdown on Palestinian worshipers wishing to pray at the al-Aqsa Mosque compound, according to Press TV.

Israel is preventing Palestinian men under the age of 50 from entering the compound, including Haram al-Sharif.

Israel fully closed off the compound to Muslims after a reported shootout on July 14 near the site that left two Israeli soldiers and three Palestinians dead. The move sparked far-and-wide condemnations across the Muslim world.

It restored access to the compound later, but placed metal detectors at its front, prompting Muslims to refuse to reach the site and hold prayers outside in a show of protest.

Palestinian medical sources and witnesses, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a Palestinian teenager, identified as 17-year-old Muhammad Mahmoud Sharaf from the Palestinian neighborhood of Silwan on the outskirts of the Old City of Jerusalem al-Quds, was fatally shot in Ras al-Amud neighborhood of East Jerusalem al-Quds on Friday afternoon, Arabic-language Ma’an news agency reported.

Cease fire in Syria, stiff examination: FM official

Damascus– A senior Iranian diplomat said the latest agreed cease fire in the south of Syria is exposed to an important examination of the proctor and international sides’ fidelity.

“Unfortunately, a number of proctors of such cease fires have never been bound to them and they have almost breeched all the agreements,” Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab-African Affairs HosseinJaberi Ansari told reporters after a meeting with Syrian foreign minister on Wednesday, according to IRNA.

“In the first place we need to see that the proctors of these cease fires will remain loyal to the goals of the agreement or they breech again like before,” Jaberi Ansari elaborated.

He added, “If the proctors of the latest cease fire remain loyal to the agreement in the framework of the triple goals of Astana Talks, it is hopeful that the procedure will have positive outcomes; otherwise, it will be a prelude to negative developments,” he said.

Iran deal outcome of collective global cooperation: Mogherini

The EU foreign policy chief say the “strong” nuclear deal struck in 2015 between Iran and the P5+1 states is the outcome of “collective cooperation,” emphasizing that the landmark accord  does not just belong to the signatories but the entire global community.

“Two years after the deal with Iran was signed, we see and we breathe a very different atmosphere in global affairs. It is not always easy to find or to build the same spirit of collective responsibility that made the Iran deal possible,” Federica Mogheri said Wednesday, according to Press tv.

Rouhani Vows Due Response to US Sanctions

President Hassan Rouhani has vowed that Iran will reciprocate the sanctions that are imposed by the United States against the Islamic Republic “under any pretext.”

“Surely, if the Americans seek to apply sanctions against us under whatever title or pretext, the great nation of Iran would aptly respond to them,” President Hassan Rouhani told a government session on Wednesday, Press TV reported.