Rouhani Urges End of Foreign Intervention, Terrorism in Region


TEHRAN-   Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a meeting with new Iraqi Ambassador to Tehran Rajih al-Mussawiunderlined the need for putting an end to foreign interference and terrorism in the region.

"Without doubt, establishment of peace and tranquility in Iraq is equal to the establishment of security and serenity in Iran,'" President Rouhani said, underlining the need for uprooting terrorism and presence of foreign troops in the region.

The Iranian president said that Tehran attaches great importance to the expansion of relations with Baghdad, and added, "Iran and Iraq enjoy vast untapped potentials for expansion of relations in economic, cultural, and political arenas."

Larijani: Solution in Syria Can Be Attained by Respecting the Syrians’ Will

TEHRAN, (ST)- Ali Larijani, Speaker of the Iranian Shoura Council, has reiterated that the best solution to the crisis in Syria can be attained by respecting the will of the Syrian people to decide their future themselves, pointing out that it is not possible for some countries which don’t enjoy democracy  to impose solutions on the Syrian people.

Interviewed by the Beirut-based “al-Mayadeen” newspaper, Larijani criticized Saudi Arabia’s opposition to Iran’s participation in Geneva III conference, clarifying that all the regional and international moves being made don’t lead to an acceptable solution in Syria and that the Syrian people are the party which should determine their destiny.

Iran Having Safest Airspace in Middle East

Tehran- Commander of Khatamol-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmayeeli underlined that Iran has the safest airspace for foreign flights among the countries of the Middle East, according to IRNA.

'We managed to make Iranian skies the safest in the Middle East despite the sanctions and threats,' Brigadier General Esmayeeli said.

Esmayeeli underlined that the country's integrated missile and radar systems are always monitoring moves and ready to fire and intercept hostile flying objects at any moment from over 3,000 kilometers away.

Region Should Beware of Zionist Entity Plots', Says Abdollahian

A senior Iranian diplomat has warned against Zionist Entity plots' in the region, calling on all regional countries to be “vigilant” against such conspiracies, according to Press T.V.

Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian gave the warning in a meeting with the secretary general of Lebanese Hezbollah movement, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Wednesday.

Russia rejects report of aircraft, troops deployment to Syria

Moscow has rejected reports by Israeli media that it aims to deploy fighter jets and military personnel to Syria to help the Arab country in its battle against the Daesh Takfiri group.

"There has been no redeployment of Russian combat aircraft to the Syrian Arab Republic,” the website of Russia's television network RT quoted an unnamed source as saying on Tuesday.

“The Russian Air Force is at its permanent bases and carrying out normal troop training and combat duty,” the source added according to