Saudi, Allies Threaten More Punitive Measures against Qatar

Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain say they are ready to adopt more punitive measures against Qatar, following Doha’s rejection of their demands to end an ongoing feud.

In their statement, which was released early Friday, the four countries said Qatar’s refusal to abide by their proposals “reflects the extent to which they are linked to terrorism and its continued attempt to sabotage, undermine security and stability” in the region, Press TV reported citing the state-run Saudi Press Agency.

Iran to Target Terrorists Anywhere, Says Pakpour

A senior Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) commander says the Islamic Republic will target terrorists in any place, Press T.V reported.

 “We will target counter-revolutionary forces, outlaws and terrorists who are being trained and are planning and plotting to destabilize our border regions at any spot,” the commander of the IRGC's Ground Forces, Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour, told Fars news agency on Wednesday. 

He said that the IRGC forces had busted a terrorist group seeking to carry out an act of sabotage in the western Iranian city of Sanandaj during the International Quds Day.

UN Doing Nothing to Stop Zionist Occupation

 The international community always issues statements on the occupation of the Palestinian lands by the Israeli regime, but “The United Nations really does not do anything about this,” says a Sydney-based researcher and political analyst.

“It is great in terms of bringing the attention to issue [of Israeli occupation] again, but they make these UN resolutions all of the time. They always bring up the obvious violations of international law committed by the Israeli apartheid [regime],” but nothing tangible has been done to change this trend, Robert Inlakesh told Press TV on Wednesday.

Zionist Entity to Look into Plans to Build 2,000 Settler Units in al-Quds

Zionist Entity is expected to approve a series of plans to build thousands of new settler units in the occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds, media reports say.

According to Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the plans are to be discussed at the Jerusalem District Planning Commission in the next two weeks.

The daily said such diplomatically-sensitive plans were repeatedly delayed by orders from above or removed from the planning committees’ agenda with no explanation during the administration of the former US president, Barack Obama.

Rouhani: No One Can Threaten Others and Stay Safe

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has slammed certain states for using terror as a foreign policy tool, saying any country that thinks it can harm others’ interests and stay on the safe side itself is wrong.

“Whatever country, which seeks to use its power to threaten another’s existence, has [in effect] threatened its own existence,” Rouhani told the 'International Conference on Combating Sand and Dust Storms (SDS): Challenges and Practical Solutions' in Tehran on Monday.