Erdogan Questioned by Supporting armed groups in Syria

The Turkish Republican People's Party demanded today questioning Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Parliament due to the presence of Turkish officials providing assistance to armed groups in Syria.

The MP for that party to the legislature, Bidar Lutfi filed a parliamentary questioning note, whose content was released by media today,according to Prensa Latina.

The text requires that Erdogan and Davutoglu clarify the role of Turkish officers in the conflict, for their assistance to what so-called" Free Syrian Army " and explain news about the arrest of several Turkish soldiers in Syria.

Several reports substantiate the arrest of two senior officials by Damascus authorities, and several of our intelligence agents, the note said.

They should be asked about how those officers came to Syria, if they were cooperating with the terrorist network Al Qaeda and whether the Turkish armed forces carried out covert operations in the neighboring country, the document claimed.

Press reports show that Turkey, bordering with Syria, is one of the countries in the region that supports irregular groups fighting the Syrian government, through financial and logistical assistance, and allowing the passage of mercenaries to that nation.


Installation of the Patriot system in Turkey in line with defending zionist entity ,says Mehmanparast

Iran Foreign Ministry Spokesman stated that the installation of the Patriot missile system in Turkish soil is in line with defending "Israel".

In an interview with Al-Manar news channel, Ramin Mehmanparast, Islamic Republic of Iran’s Spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs discussed the installation of NATO missile defense system in Turkish soil,according to MNA.

 “Iran believes that Western countries and NATO have set up the system in Turkey to protect the Zionist regime; so that in the case of an Israeli adventurism against Iran and Iran’s reaction, Western countries would use the missile system to defend "Israel",” he added.



Ahmadinejad Discusses Chavez's Health Conditions over Phone




TEHRAN, (ST)- Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in a telephone call with Venezuela's Vice-President Nicolas Maduro discussed the latest health conditions of President Hugo Chavez.

During the phone conversation  Maduro informed President Ahmadinejad about the latest medical treatments and health status of President Chavez.

Last month, Iran expressed pleasure over  the successful surgery on President Chavez.

In a message to Maduro  , Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi voiced Tehran's satisfaction with the successful surgery of President Chavez.

Salehi also renewed Tehran's commitment to the friendly bonds between the two countries, and wished prosperity for the government  and great nation of Venezuela.

Last month, Maduro said surgeons in Cuba have successfully operated on President Chavez to eliminate cancerous tissue.

It was the president's fourth cancer-related operation since June 2011. The Iranian president wished for Chavez's immediate recovery.





Ghazanfar Rokn Abadi:Iran stands with Syrian Govt. and Nation




 Beirut-Iran ambassador to Beirut has said that Islamic Republic of Iran has moved parallel to the majority demand for reform by President Bashar al-Assad and stands with Syrian nation and government.

According to Mehr News Agency, (MNA), Ghazanfar Rokn Abadi, Iranian ambassador to Lebanon met with Michael Kassarji, chief of the Lebanese Chaldeans.

Michael Kassarji, chief of the Lebanese Chaldeans stressed the need for peaceful coexistence of believers of all religions and sects in Lebanon and the region and said that “the Islamic Republic of Iran is a great state with special consideration of groups, especially in Lebanon, and it has kept good relations with all sides.”

He also appreciated the Islamic Republic of Iran’s support for Chaldean Christians and their activities across the country. Ghazanfar Rokn Abadi, Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon congratulated the Lebanese Christians on the anniversary of the birth of Jesus Christ and the Christian New Year and said that the Islamic Republic of Iran’s principle policy is supporting the underprivileged and righteous globally.

“Supporting the underprivileged and righteous has not been limited to a specific religion or sect. Based on the law and Islamic teachings, the Islamic Republic of Iran considers it as its duty to help spread equality regionally and globally,” he added, evaluating Islamic Republic support for Syria in the same framework.

“Similarly in Syria, the Islamic Republic of Iran moves parallel to the majority demand for reform by President Bashar al-Assad and stands with the Syrian nation and government,” he asserted.





Tunisian protestors deplore recognition of 'Doha coalition'

TUNISIA,(ST)_ More than one hundred Tunisian citizens have protested against their government's recognition of  the Syrian opposition's  "Doha coalition".

The protestors, on Saturday, gathered in Habib Bourguiba Street in Tunis' capital, waved Syria's flags and raised banners slamming conspiracy hatched against Syria.

They chanted slogans supporting the Syria's steadfastness in confronting aggression against it, stressing the conspiracy seeks to destroy resistance and brings the Arab peoples to their knees.

For more than two hours, the protestors shouted slogans hailing Syria and its leadership, deploring attitudes of the west, Turkish PM RecepTayyibErdogan and Emir of Qatar against Syria, which is the last fortress in front of the Israeli enemy.

The Tunisian activist, Naela Rahim, who organised the protest, told SANA reporter: "the Tunisian citizens, who responded to the call for taking part in the protest, have denounced the Tunisian government's stance towards Syria since the beginning of the events."

She added the protest aims at backing Syrian leadership, the Syrian Arab Army, and the people of Syria.

"The Arab region, as a whole, is witnessing a well-hatched conspiracy to destroy our countries to protect Israel's security and enhance west interests in the region and the world as well," the activists said.