ITP: Armed Groups Carry out Killings Against Syrian People

ANKARA, (ST) - Independent Turkey Party confirmed that the extremist armed terrorist groups had carried out killings against the Syrian people on behalf of the Western States because Syrians refused to undergo to their dictates pointing out to the existence of the participation of large numbers of Turks in the acts of killings in Syria.

In an article published by the Turkish "Yeni Massage" Vice- President of Independent Turkey Party, Dr. Abdullah Tarazi, pointed out that those who call themselves "mujahideen" within the armed terrorist groups kill innocent Syrian people under the cries of Allahu Akbar because they refused to submit to the dictates and demands of the United States, stressing that the Turkish government, the US and Western countries had given an authority to al Qaeda to kill  Syrian people and the so-called extremist Islamic organizations, including the Muslim Brotherhood launch attacks against the Syrian people and other peoples on behalf of the United States to serve the Israeli interests.

The so-called "Liberation Party" sends young people from Turkey to Syria to participate in the killings of Syrian citizens in accordance with the fatwa issued by the British, pointing out that a former minister in the government of the Justice and Development confirmed the participation of three thousand Turkish citizens in the ranks of al-Qaeda, whereas the number of its elements in Syria estimated at ten thousand fighters.

"The Syrian Arab army is defending his homeland, honor and dignity in the face of these terrorist groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood supported by the United States," Tarazi said.

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Boroujerdi underlines importance of political program to resolve crisis in Syria

TEHRAN, (ST) - Chairman for the Committee for Foreign Policy and National Security at the Iranian Shura Council, Alaeddin Boroujerdi, confirmed that the situation in Syria passed the stage of political crisis and that the program put forward by President Bashar al-Assad would end the crisis because there are countries except Iran, like Russia and China support this program as well.

In statements yesterday, Boroujerdi affirmed the need to resolve the crisis in Syria from inside Syria, stressing the importance of initiating a dialogue between the government and the opposition to find a solution to the crisis.

On the other hand, Boroujerdi noted the role played by the government and the Syrian leadership in the release of Iranian pilgrims who were kidnapped earlier in Syria.

For his part, Secretary of the Iranian Guardian Council, Ahmad Jannati, warned that the Zionist entity and the West are planning to stir up sedition in Syria and Iraq.

In his Friday sermon, Jannati said that foreign enemies plotted to ignite wars and strife in Syria and they raise sedition in Iraq. He called on the Iraqi people to be careful.

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Palestinian killed in Gaza

"Israeli" occupation forces  shot and killed a Palestinian farmer near the border fence with Gaza on Friday, an official in the territory said.

Palestinian health officials said the 22-year-old man was killed and another wounded when they came under Israeli fire outside the Jabaliya refugee camp in the north of the Gaza Strip. There have been no immediate comments from the Israeli side,according to Voive of Russia.

In November of last year the Israeli occupation forces  agreed to sign a ceasefire deal with Hamas following a weeklong armed conflict in Gaza.


Larijani Rejects Certain States' Alleged Worries about Democracy in Syria

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani blasted certain undemocratic countries which paradoxically call for democratic reforms in Syria, and said those states will later understand the real trap they have fallen into by interfering in Syria,according to FNA.

"The interesting point is that certain countries that know nothing of democracy are claiming to be advocating democracy in Syria," Larijani said on Friday.

The Iranian official said Western and regional countries have now come to realize that they cannot solve the crisis in Syria through military intervention and by sending arms to Syrian rebels.

Larijani said countries involved in the crisis in Syria will find out in the future what trap they have fallen into.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

The US and its western and regional allies have long sought to topple the Syrian government. Media reports said that the Syrian terrorist groups have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.


Quake Hits Southwestern Iran

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale jolted the town of Boldaji in Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiyari province, southwestern Iran, on Saturday.

The seismological center of Chahar Mahal and Bakhtiyari province affiliated to the Geophysics Institute of Tehran University registered the quake at 06:55 hours local time (0325 GMT),according to FNA.

The epicenter of the quake was located in an area 51 degrees in longitude and 31.9 degrees in latitude.

There are yet no reports on the number of possible casualties or damage to properties by the quake.

Iran sits astride several major faults in the earth's crust, and is prone to frequent earthquakes, many of which have been devastating.

The worst in recent times hit Bam in southeastern Kerman province in December 2003, killing 31,000 people - about a quarter of its population - and destroying the city's ancient mud-built citadel.

The deadliest quake in the country was in June 1990 and measured 7.7 on the Richter scale. About 37,000 people were killed and more than 100,000 injured in the northwestern provinces of Gilan and Zanjan. It devastated 27 towns and about 1,870 villages.

In August 2012, two quakes in Northwestern Iran also claimed the lives of 306 people and injured more than 4500 others.