Egyptian Political Forces Urge Restoring Full Diplomatic Ties with Syria

CAIRO, (ST)- Egyptian political parties and forces have called for restoring full diplomatic ties between Syria and Egypt and condemned the US division schemes against the Arab countries.

In a statement on Tuesday, the forces said "while the Syrian Arab army is achieving victories over terrorist groups, the United States continues to impose its division and fragmentation schemes against our homeland as to help the Zionist entity be the only super power in the region."

Rouhani Presents Cabinet to Parliament for Vote of Confidence

TEHRAN- Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani has submitted the list of his nominees for ministerial posts to the Parliament (Majlis).

The list, which was presented to the legislature on Tuesday, includes the proposed picks to head 17 out of 18 ministries.

The nominee for the Ministry of Science, Research and Technology is yet to be presented to the Iranian parliament.

President Rouhani has changed eight of his ministers from the former cabinet, according to Press TV.

Some of the ministers who have retained their portfolios in the list are Mohammad Javad Zarif as foreign minister, Bijan Namdar-Zangeneh as minister of petroleum, Mahmoud Alavi as intelligence minister, Hassan Ghazizadeh Hashemi as minister of health, and Abdul-Reza Rahmani Fazli as interior minister.

Iran Reiterates Support for Regional States' Sovereignty against Terrorist, Rebel Groups

TEHRAN -Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi underlined that his country supports the regional countries' national sovereignty against the terrorist groups and outlaws.

"Iran looks at the regional issues with a good-will view and it has shown in practice too its support for countries' national sovereignty and it has not allowed them to be overthrown by the terrorist and rebel groups," Qassemi said on Monday, Fars News reported.

Rouhani: Zionism, Terrorism Pose Major Threats to Mideast

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says Zionism and terrorism are two major threats to the Middle East, calling for resistance against the duo.

In a meeting with Lebanon’s Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri in Tehran on Sunday, Rouhani added that the Islamic Republic would always stand by the Lebanese government, nation and the resistance movement.

IRGC Dismantles Terrorist Group in Northwest Iran, Says Pakpour

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has smashed a terrorist outfit in a northwestern Iranian border area, a senior IRGC commander says, according to Press T.V.

“A terrorist team which sought to enter the country with the purpose of conducting acts of sabotage and terror was dismantled by the IRGC’s Ground Force in a border area in [the Iranian province of West Azarbaijan,” Commander of IRGC’s Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said on Sunday.