Zionist Settler Runs over, Kills 81-Year-Old Palestinian

An Israeli settler has run over and killed an 81-year-old Palestinian man south of the city of Bethlehem in the occupied West Bank, according to Press T.V.

According to al-Aqsa satellite television channel, Suleiman Hamad succumbed to injuries he suffered in the incident on Wednesday.

The TV channel quoted eyewitnesses as saying that the Israeli settler left his vehicle in the area and took another one to flee.

NAM Members Must Unite against Unilateralism, Extremism: Rouhani

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani has called for closer ties with Latin American states, especially Venezuela, saying independent nations should stand united in the face of unilateralism and extremism in the world.

In a Wednesday meeting with Venezuela’s visiting Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez and Oil Minister Nelson Martinez, Rouhani said independent states, particularly members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM), “should work hand in hand to play a more active role in regional and international affair",  Press TV reported.

He added that the US can no more rally the world’s public opinion behind its own causes, a situation which offers a good chance to NAM members to have a more influential role in current global affairs.

Good Nuclear News to Come on April 9, Says Salehi

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi on Monday said that good nuclear news will be announced on the National Nuclear Day (April 9).

Salehi made the announcement while speaking to reporters at the end of his separate meetings with senior religious leaders in the holy city of Qom, about 200 km south of the Iranian capital.

Iranians mark the National Nuclear Day each year in the 20th day of the first month on spring (Farvardin) which falls on April 9 this year, to celebrate their latest nuclear achievements.

Salehi said there was also good news a few days ago about delivery of 149 tons of yellow cake which brought the total reserves of the country to 350 tons in the post-sanctions era.

Iran Says Its Missile Test ‘Not A message to Trump’

Iran’s recent missile test is not a message to Donald Trump and his administration, Iran’s Foreign Ministry said, adding that Tehran doesn’t need to test the US president, as it knows him “quite well.”

Iran conducted missile and radar tests in an area covering 35,000 square kilometers in Semnan Province on Saturday. The drills were held to “showcase the power of Iran’s revolution and to dismiss the sanctions,” according to a statement from the Revolutionary Guards, a branch of Iran’s Armed Forces.

US Must Stop Supporting Terrorists in Syria: Analyst

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani says the crisis in Syria cannot be resolved through political approaches as long as terrorist groups, including Daesh and Jabhat al-Nusra are operating in the Arab state and supported by certain regional countries, according to Press TV.

He said some regional countries have expressed concern over the political initiatives of Iran, Russia and Turkey in Syria and do not have any sympathy for people in war-ravaged countries, but are worried that the terrorist groups they have been supporting are losing ground and on the decline.