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Lavrov, Guterres hold talks on the situation in Syria

GENEVA, (ST)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Monday held talks in Geneva on the situation in Syria and the US-Russia relations.

The talks, which were attended by the UN Chief’s Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen were held  behind closed doors.

A statement by the Russian Foreign Ministry said that "a detailed exchange of opinions on most pressing issues on the international agenda, including the situation in Syria, has taken place."

Erdogan has facilitated terrorists' entry into Syria, says Head of the International Union of Resistance Scholars

 BEIRUT, (ST)-  Head of the International Union of Resistance Scholars Sheikh Maher Hammoud has stressed that President of the Turkish regime Recep Tayyip Erdogan has opened Turkey's  borders for terrorists to enter Syria, even though he realizes who those terrorists are and what they will do in the country.

In a statement to SANA  correspondent in Beirut, Sheikh Hammoud made it clear that Erdogan knew from the beginning that what was going on  in Syria was an American conspiracy, yet he opened the Turkish borders to the terrorist organizations "ISIS" and "Jabhat Al-Nusra" despite his knowledge of their plans and what they intend to do.

Iranian politicians and intellectuals hail Syrian Army's victories over terrorism in Aleppo

TEHRAN, (ST)- A number of Iranian politicians and intellectuals have stressed that the victories achieved by the Syrian Arab army in Aleppo and its vicinity are strategic gains for Syria , the region and the world and they prepare the ground form more victories over terrorists and occupying forces in different Syrian areas.

Director of the Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies in Tehran Amir Mousavi said in a statement to SANA correspondent that it is the right of the Syrian army and government to liberate all Syrian areas from terrorism.

He said that the Syrian government has proved its commitment to all the decisions made in the Sochi and Astana meetings but the Turkish side has not implemented its obligations yet towards these decisions, rather it continued to support the terrorist groups by arming and funding them and by providing political cover to their terrorist actions.

Lebanon's PM, Syria's Ambassador in Beirut discuss enhancing bilateral ties between the two countries

BEIRUT, (ST)- Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab and Syria’s Ambassador to Lebanon Ali Abdel Karim on Monday discussed developments in the region and means of enhancing bilateral ties between Syria and Lebanon.

Abdul Karim congratulated Diab on forming the new Lebanese government.  

 He briefed Diab on the improving situation in Syria, and exchanged with him view points on several issues of common interest.

Hizbollah, Palestinian factions condemn Israeli Aggression on Damascus

DAMASCUS, (ST)- The Alliance of Palestinian Forces has vehemently condemned the Israeli missile attack that targeted Damascus vicinity last night.

 In a statement on Monday, the alliance said that the aggression confirms the criminal nature of the Zionist entity in the light of the growing capabilities of the axis of resistance which has foiled the American-Zionist scheme in Syria, particularly after the Syrian army's victory over terrorism in Aleppo and its progress in Idleb.

The alliance emphasized that the capabilities of the Palestinian resistance have also confused the Israeli enemy and make it live in a state of worry.