Parl. speaker advises US not to have misconception on Jerusalem

TEHRAN– Ali Larijani, the Speaker of Iran’s Parliament, has advised the US officials not to have any misconception on Palestine, Jerusalem, or the Islamic Resistance Axis.

Ali Larijani made the remarks at an emergency meeting of Palestine Committee of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) of Islamic countries, which is underway in Tehran on Monday, according to the Mehr News Agency.

According to Larijani, the fact that the United States now wants to stay in Syria while it had announced earlier that it wanted to leave the war-torn country, and that it pulled out from the nuclear deal with Iran, all show that the American policy makers are facing a decision-making crisis.

US Seeks to Reconsider Key International Agreements - Lavrov on Iran Deal

Russian acting Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov met with his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif to discuss the Iranian nuclear deal after Washington’s withdrawal from the multilateral agreement.

Lavrov said at meeting with Iranian foreign minister that it is necessary to prevent any new threats to non-proliferation regime, Sputnik reported.

Russia and a number of other countries have legitimate interests in the Iranian nuclear deal and they must be jointly defended, Lavrov said.

Iraq's PM Abadi's List Leading in Iraqi Parliamentary Elections: Sources

Informed sources say the political bloc, led by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, appears to be leading in parliamentary elections.

An election commission source and a security official told Reuters on Sunday that Abadi's Nasr (Victory) coalition was the frontrunner, followed by another bloc, which is headed by cleric Muqtada al Sadr.

Iraqis voted on Saturday in the first national elections since the country declared complete victory over the terrorist Daesh group, Press TV reported.

More than a Thousand of Zionist Settlers Attack al-Aqsa Mosque in Occupied al-Quds

More than a thousand of Zionist settlers have stormed the al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Israeli-occupied Old City of East Jerusalem al-Quds amid frequent acts of violence committed by Israeli forces and settlers against the Palestinian people.

Palestinian sources, speaking on condition of anonymity, said a total of 1,042 settlers and dozens of intelligence agents forced their way into the holy site through the Bab al-Magharibah under the tight protection of several groups of Israeli soldiers and special police forces, Arabic-language Safa news agency reported.

US Main Organizer of Terrorists in Middle East, Says Shamkhani

A senior Iranian official says the United States is the main organizer of terrorist groups and the creator of instability and insecurity in the Middle East.

"The experience in Iraq and Syria shows that the US is at the root of organizing terrorists and creating instability and insecurity in these countries and certain reactionary Arab countries have also logistically and financially supported this process," Secretary of Iran's Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said in a meeting with Afghan Defense Minister Tariq Shah Bahrami in Tehran on Sunday.