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Iranian VP Blasts West, Arab States for Supporting Terrorists in Syria

Iranian Vice-President Mohammad Reza Rahimi lashed out at the West and certain Arab states for supporting the armed gangs  fighting against the government of Syria.

Rahimi made the remarks in a telephone conversation with Syrian Prime Minister Wael al-Halqi on Tuesday, according to FNA.

"Responsibility for such terrorist operations lie with the governments supporting terrorists in Syria," the Iranian vice-president said.

The Syrian prime minister, for his part, thanked Iran for its support, and said, "Syrians will not allow their country to be occupied by the enemies and foreigners."

Al-Halqi said that the Syrian army had over recent weeks scored successes.


Larijani Blasts West for Pressuring Syria to Save Zionist entity


Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani slammed the West for exerting pressure on Syrian government  and the country's people due to their pioneering role in resistance against Israel.

The Iranian parliament speaker made the remarks at a press conference here in Tehran on Tuesday after a meeting with Syrian Parliament Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham.

"There is a lot of pressure against the Zionist regime and the West is looking for a wider political space for tel aviv, hence the western states are creating crisis in Syria to save Israel," Larijani said.

He noted that the West is trying to bring Israel out of isolation.

The Syrian parliament speaker, for his part, that the Iranian government and nation for their supports for his country, and said, "Syria is paying the price of resisting against Israel in the Middle East."

Jihad al-Laham arrived in Tehran on Tuesday to discuss bilateral ties and regional developments with Iranian officials.

During his four-day stay in Tehran, Jihad al-Laham is slated to meet with senior Iranian officials, including President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Saeed Jalili and Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi.

Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's National Security and Foreign Relations Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi was in Damascus last week and met with the Muslim country's senior officials, including President Bashar al-Assad.

During the meetings with the Syrian officials, Boroujerdi and his accompanying delegation discussed bilateral ties, regional issues and specially the crisis in Syria.

Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed gangs against Syrian police forces and border guards being reported across the country.

Hundreds of people, including members of the security forces, have been killed, when some protest rallies turned into armed clashes.

The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.


Nasrallah: Syria's Friends Won't Allow it to Fall

BEIRUT, (ST) –"what is happening now is neither  keeping  Syria away from the axis of resistance nor seizing power at any cost but the main goal is  to destroy Syria (state and people) and army ,"underscored Secretary General of Hezbollah, Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah.

Nasrallah's remark came during a speech aired on the Lebanon –based TV al-Manar on Tuesday .

Nasrallah made it clear that there are two directions that have been apparently prevailed  since the onset of the  crisis in Syria. Firstly, the  military options up to slaughtering people, summoning foreign intervention, and talking about chemical weapons  along with self-styled Islamic scholars who made Fatwas permitting bloodshed based on political positions.

Secondly, there is a  call for political solution for solving the crisis.

Nasrallah  affirmed that Syria has true friends in the region and in the world who will not allow it to fall into the hands of the US, Israel and Takfiri groups.

"Those who claim to be saddened by the blood being shed in Syria, those who don't want the Palestinian cause to be lost, and those who are concerned about Syria must spare no effort  to find a political solution," Nasrallah said.

Nasrallah asserted that the Palestinian cause is facing the threat of being liquidated because of the ongoing crisis in  Syria, adding that the situation in Syria affects Lebanon, Iraq and the entire  region.


Some 45 thousand Displaced Syrians Returned Home from Zaatari Camp

Amman ,(ST)_Director of al-Zaatari camp in Jordan, Col. Zaher Abu Shehab said that more than 45 thousand displaced Syrians returned voluntarily to their country since the opening of the camp.

Abu Shihab pointed out, in a statement quoted by the Jordanian news agency Petra, that between 300 and 400 displaced Syrians want daily  to return voluntarily to their country.

On April 19, bout  5 thousands displaced Syrians returned to Daraa coming from the camp.

Displaced Syrians  who were , forced by armed terrorist groups backed by Western and Arab Gulf countries to al-Zaatari camp,  are suffering  difficult humanitarian conditions great pressures are made   to prevent them from returning to Syria.


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4killed, 30 injured shooting at Jordan university

Four people were killed on Monday in a shootout between rival tribes at a university in Jordan, police said, according to Voice of Russia.

Witnesses identified the victims as two students, a faculty member, and an unidentified citizen who were killed in a shootout between members of rival tribes at Al Hussein University in southern Jordan.