Iran welcomes Muslim figures’ call for ending war in Yemen

TEHRAN– FM spokesman Bahram Ghasemi voiced Iran’s support for a statement by a number of political figures in Muslim countries calling for a three-month cessation of war in Yemen.

In a statement on Tuesday, Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Ghasemi highlighted Iran’s unchanging stance on cessation of the destructive war in Yemen as soon as possible, adding “Iran will always welcome any plan or proposal that could help put an end to the war through dialogs and political solutions.”

Iran Ready to Enrich Uranium to Higher Levels If Deal Fails

Spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Behrouz Kamalvandi says Tehran is prepared to increase its uranium enrichment to higher levels if nuclear deal salvaging with the EU fall through.

"We have of course adopted some measures in order to prepare the ground for eventually increasing the level of enrichment if it is needed and if the negotiations with the Europeans fail," he said on Tuesday, according to Press TV.

"We are of course continuing to carry out and implement our obligations based on the JCPOA," he noted in reference to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action signed between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries in 2015.

ISIL activities in Afghanistan a threat to Iran, China, Russia, Pakistan

TEHRAN– Head of Iran’s Foreign Policy Strategic Council Kamal Kharrazi asserted that reliable sources have confirmed that after the defeat in Syria and Iraq, terrorist groups are sent to other places, especially Afghanistan and North Africa.

Speaking at the Seventh World Peace Forum held at Tsinghua University in Beijing with a theme of “Constructing a Security Community: Equality, Equity and Justice”, Kharrazi warned against ISIL activities in Afghanistan, calling it a threat to Iran, China, Russia and Pakistan, Mehr News reported.

Iraqi Protesters Withdraw from Najaf Airport

The situation has returned to normal at the airport of the Iraqi holy city of Najaf after protesters decrying economic hardship withdrew from the facility.

Iraqi state television said on Friday that flights had resumed at the airport, Press TV reported.

Saudi Arabia, UAE Pushing US Projects in Middle East: Houthi

The leader of Yemen's popular Houthi Ansarullah movement says Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) are going to great lengths to further the agenda of the US administration in the Middle East region, and please their masters.

Addressing his supporters via a televised speech broadcast from the Yemeni capital city of Sana’a on Friday afternoon, Abdul-Malik Badreddin al-Houthi stated that Riyadh and Abu Dhabi regimes are struggling with mounting economic crises as they are pouring huge sums of money into the pockets of US statesmen.

He warned that the United States and Israel are doing their best in order to bring all aspects of Yemenis’ lives under their control, stressing that utter humiliation awaits the Yemeni nation in case it cedes to arrogant powers’ plots, Press TV reported.