Iran to Determine Where to Hit Aggressors, Says Baqeri

 Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri says it is up to the Islamic Republic to decide the targets of its counterstrikes against potential aggressors.

According to Press TV, Baqeri on Monday warned Iran's enemies against “any mistakes in calculation or [perpetration of] the smallest act of aggression against the establishment and the Muslim territory.”

He said in the event such transgression takes place by the enemies, “[our] immediate, decisive, and crushing response in the points that we determine, will bring about their regret and defeat.”

Iraqi Volunteer Fighters Liberate 44 Villages; Kill 725 Daeshis in One Month

The spokesman for Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units says the pro-government volunteer forces have managed to win back nearly four dozen villages southwest of Mosul within the past month as they are helping government forces in battles against Takfiri Daesh terrorists.

Speaking at a press conference in the capital Baghdad on Monday, Ahmad al-Assadi stated that the fighters, commonly known by the Arabic word Hashd al-Sha’abi, had repelled militant attacks in the northern province ofSalahuddin, the Makhoul Mountains, which lie 40 kilometers (24.8 miles) north of Salahuddin’s provincial capital city of Tikrit and the western areas of Nineveh Province, Arabic-language al-Forat news agency reported.

US plays no effective role in combating terrorism in region

TEHRAN– Iranian Parliament's General Director for International Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian said the US under Trump or Obama has not taken any effective action to fight against terrorism in the region.

Amir-Abdollahian made the remarks in a meeting with Vietnamese Ambassador to Iran Nguyen Hong Thach on Sunday, according to The Mehr News Agancy.

Palestine Intifada Conference Secretary General Amir-Abdollahian pointed to the growing ties between the two countries and said parliamentary relations have always been at a high level and Iranian Parliament welcomes promoting bilateral relations and bilateral visits of parliaments’ speakers of the two countries.

Saudi kingdom will be destroyed if Riyadh does anything 'ignorant'

Following Saudi deputy crown prince's comments about moving the battle to Iran, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says if the Saudis do anything stupid, the Iranian army will hit back and destroy all of the kingdom -- apart from Mecca and Medina.

Dehqan gave the warning in an interview broadcast on Arabic-language Al-Manar TV on Sunday in response to remarks made by Saudi deputy crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who said any battle between Riyadh and Tehran would take place on Iranian soil. "We will work to have the battle in Iran rather than in Saudi Arabia," prince Mohammed had said, according to Press TV.

Iran Raps US Nuclear Stance as Provocative, Warns about Arms Race

A senior Iranian Foreign Ministry official has criticized the “provocative” nuclear stance adopted by the United States, saying the world is witnessing an arms race among nuclear powers.

The director general for political and international security affairs at Iran's Foreign Ministry, Gholam-Hossein Dehqani, made the remarks in an address to the first session of the Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Saturday.