Ayatollah Khamenei: US behind Middle East insecurity

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US is responsible for instability in the Middle East.

The Leader made the remarks on Monday while addressing a gathering of high-ranking Iranian officials.

Referring to Washington’s role in the establishment and military support of the Daesh terrorist group, Ayatollah Khamenei stressed that “the claims of establishing an anti-Daesh coalition are lies.” He added that the US is only against an “uncontrolled Daesh” and will oppose anybody who tries to really destroy the Takfiri terrorists, according to Press TV.

Iraqi Security Forces Retake 5 Villages East of Mosul from Daesh

Iraqi government forces have managed to seize back five villages east of Mosul as they are battling DaeshTakfiri terrorists in joint operations with allied fighters from the Popular Mobilization Units to push the extremists out of the country’s second largest city.

The media bureau of the Iraqi Joint Operations Command announced in a statement on Monday that soldiers from the 15th Infantry Division had liberated the villages of Lower Sheikh Qora, Tisha al-Atshanah, al-Shuhada, Aziziyah and al-Mowali east of al-Mahalibiyah district, Arabic-language al-Sumaria television network reported.

Iran Puts Its Experiences in Reconstruction Era at Syria Disposal, Says Boroujerdi

A senior lawmaker said on Monday that Iran will share with Syria the experiences it has gained during reconstruction of the country after eight years of sacred defense with Iraq.

Boroujerdi said in a meeting with the Secretary-General of the Syrian Council of Ministers Muhammad Amouri in Tehran on Monday.

Iranian government and parliament spare no efforts to establish peace and stability and help annihilate terrorist groups in the region, in Syria in particular, he said.

Zionist Regime Reduces Power Supply to Besieged Gaza

The Zionist regime is set to reduce electricity supplies to the Gaza Strip, worsening an already severe shortage in the besieged Palestinian enclave, Press TV reported.

Israeli media said on Monday that the security cabinet decided Sunday to reduce the daily amount supplied to Gaza by around 45 minutes.

Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan alleged that the reduction was due to an ongoing row between Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas and the Palestinian movement, Hamas.

Iran Keen for Closer Ties with Russia

TEHRAN– In a message to his Russian counterpart, Iran’s president hoped for a broadened scope of cooperation between the two countries at the international levels.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated Russia on its national day in a message to Vladimir Putin on Monday, according to Tasnim News Agancy.

He also expressed the hope that Tehran and Moscow would enhance bilateral, regional and international cooperation in light of the “major progress” in their ties in recent years and given their age-old relations.