Benefits of Iran-Russia-Syria-Resistance Front Cooperation Showing

A senior Iranian official says strategic cooperation among Iran, Syria, Russia and the resistance front in the fight against terrorism is bearing fruit amid fresh political and military advances by the Syrian government.

“The valuable results of the strategic cooperation among Iran, Syria, Russia and the resistance front in the genuine fight against terrorism are constantly emerging in the political spheres and battlefields,” Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said in a meeting with Russia's special envoy on Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, in Tehran on Tuesday.

Zionist Entity Approves Budget for New West Bank Settlement

Tel Aviv has approved a nearly $16 million budget for the construction of a new Israeli settlement in the occupied West Bank, a new report says.

Israel’s cabinet confirmed the budget of the illegal Amihai settlement during its weekly meeting on Sunday. 

On March 30, the Israeli regime approved plans to build the new Amihai settlement that is slated to accommodate residents of a wildcat outpost in the West Bank known as Amona, which was evacuated under a court order in February.

Improvement in Syria Creates Chances to Find Political Solution: Zarif

MOSCOW— Recent positive developments in the situation in Syria bring about a "historical opportunity" to achieve a political solution to the conflict, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Saturday, according to Sputnik.

"Today, the situation of the government and people of Syria has improved, while extremist and radical groups find themselves in unfavorable conditions, which brings about a historical opportunity to find a political solution [to the crisis in Syria]," Zarif said, as quoted by the press service of the Iranian government.

Aug 28 is the Second Liberation Day, ISIL Submitted to Hezbollah

On Thursday, August 31, 2017, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah announced Thursday that the land that was seized by ISIL inside the Lebanese and Syrian territories was completely liberated, pointing out that 2920 square kilometer of the Syrian territories and 764 square kilometer of the Lebanese territories were under the control of the terrorist group.

Speaking in a ceremony Hezbollah held in Baalback celebrating the “Second victory”, his eminence, according to official translation by Sara Taha Moughnieh, stressed that “the decision to engage in this battle was taken independently by the Lebanese state, and this is a very important point because it represents a sovereign political decision… this is one of the achievements of the new era that is represented by President Michel Aoun, who I’ve always considered a brave, independent, and leading man who is not affiliated to any country, embassy, or threat.”

He explained that the Lebanese Army had taken over the northern borders and that this battle had stopped an emirate from being established from Lebanon to the Mediterranean. In addition, he highlighted that the threat of sending booby-trapped vehicles was still present and there was a decision to bombard and occupy two “Christian” towns, before this battle put an end to these terrorists.

As Sayyed Nasrallah told the crowds that he wished he could personally attend the celebration in Baalback but he couldn’t due to the security situation – especially as the American-Zionist projects are being defeated – he revealed that the US government was upset about Hezbollah’s intervention in the operation and threatened to cut aid on the Lebanese Army if the operation takes place.

Sayyed Nasrallah called for enhancing political trust in the strength of the Lebanese Army and assured that the Lebanese Army has proved that it is trustworthy.

He further said that “we are waiting for another sovereign decision because a Lebanese land is still under Israeli occupation – in reference to Shebaa Farms and Kfarshuba hills – and today, on the ceremony of the Second Liberation, we demand a plan to liberate Shebaa Farms and the hills… I am not calling for a war against Israel, but for a complete plan to liberate the land and return it to the Lebanese sovereignty.”

On another hand, Sayyed Nasrallah referred to the efforts and sacrifices of the Syrian Arab Army, pointing out that the latter “fought the battle on our side to finally liberate Flita and Jarajeer”.

His eminence revealed that he had personally went to Syria and met with Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad to ask him to take part in battle.

“It was of no benefit for the Syrian leadership to fight ISIL east Qalamoun but we asked them to do so because we had a national and humanitarian cause and this was the only way for us to be able to unveil the destiny of the kidnapped Lebanese soldiers.”

Sayyed Nasrallah also expressed his gratitude to the Islamic Republic in Iran, its president, people, parliament, armed forces, basij, and every individual for their constant support for the resistance, Syria, and Iraq, and for its ongoing readiness to aid the Lebanese Army without conditions or threats.

Moreover, he congratulated Iraq for liberating the whole province of Ninawa which suffered a lot from ISIL under the name of Islam.

On the Israeli enemy, his eminence indicated that “the enemy is crying over its orphans and is acknowledging the defeat of its project and friends in Syria. Israel is referring to the US Administration to pull threats away from it and is putting pressure on Iran and Yemen. The priority of Israel is to make use of others before fighting its own battle. Lately, it took advantage of the US pressure in the International Security Council to make changes in the 1701 decision, but the Lebanese Foreign Ministry made its calls and refused any reform.”

Additionally, he stressed that “the US-Israeli plot in the region failed and the US-Israeli dreams that were put on ISIL and other terrorist groups fell… the resistance axis supported by Russia defeated it, and now the pressure on us by the US and Israel will start all over again… specifically under the rule of Trump, the entire world is now stuck between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un. Trump administration took relations with Russia and China to their lowest level, it is close to announce war against Venezuela, it constantly threatens to cancel the nuclear deal with Iran, and it backs Gulf disagreements.”

Internally, Sayyed Nasrallah greeted the people of Beqaa for their patience and sacrifices. He assured that the important thing to do now is to normalize the situation and pacify the relations between people, and called on the government to be fair and to treat all the Lebanese areas equally giving them all equal rights and duties.

His eminence reassured his support for the call of the president, prime minister, and parliament speaker to pacify the situation and halt arguments, and reassured that protecting the borders is the responsibility of the Lebanese Army.

Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah announced August 28, 2017 as the day of the second victory against Takfiri terrorism, saying this battle was a continuation of the battle against ‘Israel’.

In a televised speech on Monday after the last ISIL terrorists were expelled from the country, Sayyed Nasrallah said ISIL terrorists who left the border region between Lebanon and Syria had no choice, but to submit to resistance fighters, according to Al-Manar Website..

“August 28, 2017 is the ‘second Liberation Day,’ regardless whether the Lebanese government recognizes it or not. It’s up to the state if it chooses to set another date but we chose this day because it’s the day when no more Takfiri terrorists exist on the Lebanese soil and Hezbollah’s mission had been successfully accomplished,” Sayyed Nasrallah indicated. “It was written with the blood of the Lebanese, Syrian armies, and the Resistance. It will go down in the history of Lebanon and the region.”

“We are before a second victory: the liberation of all the Lebanese territories and the Syrian territories. This is what we call the Great Victory, it is worth calling it as the second liberation day, it is part of the victories in the region,” Sayyed Nasrallah said, adding that the battle against ISIL has achieved its full objectives. The issue is not the liberation of 140 square kilometers of Lebanese territory but rather the liberation of the entire Lebanese soil from terrorists, Hezbollah leader said.

Iran Accepts No Obligation beyond JCPOA, SaysSalehi

The head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI), Ali Akbar Salehi, says no obligation beyond the historic nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries is acceptable to the Islamic Republic, Press T.V reported.

Iranian officials have repeatedly announced that the country would not accept any obligation other than those outlined in the nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the Non-Proliferation Treaty’s (NPT) Additional Protocol, and the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Safeguards Agreement, Salehi told reporters on Monday.