Iran to Continue Advisory Mission in Syria: Firouzabadi

TEHRAN–  Iran’s advisory presence in Syria continues as far as Damascus is asking Tehran to do so, leader's top military adviser Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said, according to Iran's Mehr News Agency.

“As far as terrorists are in Syria and the country asks help from Tehran, Iran will continue its advisory presence in Syria,” he told IRNA on Monday.

He went on to say that Iran’s advisory presence in Syria is upon the official request of Damascus for fighting against Takfiri terrorism.

Iranian, Iraqi Top Diplomats Discuss Cooperation in Fighting Terrorism in Syria

BAGHDAD, (ST)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his Iraqi counterpart Mohammad Ali al-Hakeem on Sunday discussed cooperation between the two countries and ways of supporting Syria in the fight against terrorism.

 In a joint press conference in Baghdad, al-Hakeem said that he and Zarif discussed supporting Syria and efforts to restore security and stability in the entire Syrian territory.

He added that the talks also focused on peaceful solution of the crisis in Yemen as well as the Iraqi and Iranian support for the Palestinian people until the Isareli occupation ends and the Palestinians estabilsh their independent state with al-Quds as a capital.   

UN Monitor of Yemen’s Truce Exited Agreed Path: Houthis

Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement has boycotted a United Nations (UN)-led ceasefire monitoring team in the war-ravaged country’s flashpoint city of Hudaydah, accusing the head of the team of pursuing “other agendas.”

Houthis’ chief negotiator, Mohammed Abdulsalam, made the remarks on Twitter on Sunday, saying that retired Dutch Major General Patrick Cammaert, who was to chair the meeting, had “exited from the course of the agreement by implementing other agendas.”

“It seems that the task is greater than his capabilities,” he further said, referring to the Dutch general.

Iran Envoy Slams EU Approach to Terrorism

Iranian Ambassador to Denmark in a recent Twitter message has criticized Europe's double standard in its approach toward the fight against terrorism.

Morteza Moradian blasted in his tweet on Saturday, what he described as 'fighting terrorism European style'.
'Hosting an array of terrorist groups and ironically imposition of sanctions on the victims of the very same groups and at the same time assuming the gesture of fighting terrorism while using it as a tool, are tantamount to following a double standard policy in dealing with terrorism,' Moradian wrote.

Such an approach is not acceptable, he reiterated.

Iran at Peak of Strength despite Animosities, Iran's IRGC

Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) said that Iran is now at the peak of authority while the enemies of the Islamic system have shown overt hostilities against the country over the past 40 years.

'Islamic Iran is presently at its best in terms of prowess and this while the enemies of the Islamic establishment have done whatever they had in power against this country (Iran) over the past 40 years,' Brigadier General Ali Fadavi said.