Russian operations' duration depends on Syrian army's achievements, says Ivanov

Kremlin administration chief Sergey Ivanov has declared that duration of the Russian aerospace forces' operations in Syria depends on the Syrian army's achievements on the ground, according to the ItarTass.

The Russian official told reports: ""As for the operation in Syria, I think it will be continued for certain time. As it was said at the beginning, its duration will depend on the Syrian army’s achievements on the ground.

Iran playing constructively in ME: Belgian FM

TEHRAN– Foreign ministers of Iran and Belgium held a joint presser on Monday to elaborate on their ideas over regional and bilateral issues.

‘We Talked about a host of issues from technical, technological, and economic areas,’ said Mohammad Javad Zarif Iran’s Minister of Foreign Affairs in his joint presser with his Belgian counterpart Didier Reynders, according to the Iranian Mehr News.

Forced removal of Assad to create potentially unendurable chaos: Russia

Russia says the potential removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad by force will create a new “black hole” in the Middle East that may simply not be survivable.

“If the next operation on the violent change of power in the Middle Eastern country is carried out, it will be disastrous not only for Syria, but will also become the most dangerous element in the destructive chain of events occurring in the region,” Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Tuesday, Russia’s Ria Novosti news agency reported.

Key ISIS leader killed in Cairo

Egyptian Interior Ministry has announced today that a Key ISIS leader was killed a shooting-out in Cairo.

Ashraf al-Gharabli, a Key leader in the 'Bait al-Maqdes' organization which is affiliated to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria [ISIS], was killed during a shooting-out in Cairo, the ministry said, indicating that he was involved in an attack on the Italian Consulate one month ago.

Zarif: Extremism, security threat to whole world

Tehran– Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said on Monday extremism and sectarianism resulted from the wrong policies adopted by the regional players are considered as security threat to the entire world.

Zarif made the remarks at a meeting of governors of the provinces, ambassadors as well as heads of chambers of commerce and free zones in the country.

Zarif described the today meeting as an opportunity for the participants and the Iranian envoys stationed abroad to discuss issue of cooperation in this critical situation, according to IRNA.