Tehran: Lebanon Election Big Victory for Nation, Political Factions

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has extended his congratulations to the Lebanese government and people over their fervid turnout in the country's parliamentary elections.

Qassemi said on Monday that the holding of the elections was a big victory for the Lebanese people from different movements and political factions.

"The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that the holding of peaceful elections under the current circumstances in the region is regarded as a big achievement in the democratic trend for all Lebanese people," the Iranian spokesperson said.

Lebanon's first parliamentary vote in nine years was held on Sunday, with over 500 candidates vying for seats. Turnout was 49.2 percent, according to officials.

No Country Can Threaten, Attack Iran, Says Military Chief

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri has warned that the Islamic Republic would give a proportionate response to the enemy's slightest aggression against the country.

"If the enemy casts a covetous eye on our interests or conducts [even] a slight act of aggression, the Islamic Republic will give an appropriate response at an appropriate time," Baqeri said while visiting ground, aviation and armored units of the Iranian Army in the southwestern Khuzestan Province on Monday.

Yemeni Forces Launch 4 Missiles at Saudi-Run Base in Central Yemen

Yemeni army forces, backed by allied fighters from Popular Committees, have fired at least four short-range domestically-manufactured missiles at a Saudi-run military base in Yemen’s west-central province of Sana’a, in retaliation for the Saudi regime’s campaign against the impoverished country, Yemeni media report, Press T.V reported.

Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, citing a military source, reported that the Zelzal-1 missiles, with an average range of 150 kilometers, were launched against the Fardha military base, operated by Saudi mercenaries, in Nihm district on Monday afternoon.

Sayyed Nasrallah: Election Results Give Political Protection for Resistance and for Army-People-Resistance Equation

BEIRUT- Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah thanked his faithful people for their support in the Parliamentary elections that took place on Sunday, assuring that parliament membership is not a position sought but rather a duty carried out for the sake of Allah and a trust from people that should be preserved.

In a televised speech he delivered Monday, his eminence considered that the election was a great achievement after nine years, giving credit on that to Lebanese President Michel Aoun who vowed to hold elections during his era, and to the Lebanese government and all the Lebanese people who cooperated to make this achievement, ManarTV  website reported.

Ghasemi dismisses agreement with EU on curbing Iran regional influence

TEHRAN– FM Spokesman Ghasemi said Mon. the recent talks between Iran and E4 in Rome aimed at reaching a political solution to Yemeni crisis and that the two sides have made no new agreement on curbing Iran’s regional influence.

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi made the remarks in his weekly press conference on Monday in response to a question about Trump’s attempts to curb Iran’s regional influence, Mehr News reported.

“Our talks focused on ways to send humanitarian aid to Yemeni people,” Ghasemi said in reference to a recent Iran-E4 meeting held in Rome.