Afkham: Forthcoming Syrian, Iranian, Iraqi Meeting in Baghdad Important to Boost Cooperation

TEHRAN, (ST)- Spokeswoman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Marzieh Afkham has stressed the availability of good mechanisms to enhance cooperation between Syria and Iran.

In her weekly press conference on Wednesday, Afkham talked a bout the fruitful visit of Syria’s Interior Minister Major General Mohammad Ibrahim al-Sha’ar to Iran and focused on the remarks made by the Supreme Leader’s Advisor Ali Akbar Velayati about next week’s important meeting of the interior ministers of Syria, Iraq and Iran in Baghdad.

Efforts to Resolve Crisis in Syria Called for

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and his Egyptian counterpart Sameh Shukri discussed developments in Syria in a phone call on Tuesday, Russia’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Zarif, European Counterparts Agree on Completing Draft of Final Deal

Tehran -   Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and his British, German and French counterparts agreed on continuation of writing the final agreement by the expert delegations in a serious manner to facilitate joining of the foreign ministers to the Vienna talks.

During the meeting in Luxembourg on Monday, Zarif, Philip Hammond, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Laurent Fabius and Federica Mogherini discussed the latest developments of nuclear talks.

Iraqi Forces Close to Seizing Back Strategic Town in Salahuddin Province

The Iraqi forces have tightened their grip on a strategic town in Salahuddin province near the city of Baiji, FNA dispatches said.

The Iraqi troops backed by the volunteer forces are now only few kilometers away from Chini town after liberating the oil city of Baiji.

Popular fighters are now in fight with ISIL terrorists in areas in the vicinity of Baiji, pounding the terrorists' positions. Chini is located in the Western side of Baiji.

Zionist Enemy Bomdards Lebanese Site to Destroy its Downed Surveillance Drone


BEIRUT, (ST)-An Israeli surveillance drone fell down on Sunday over the burrens of Saghbein town of Lebanon's western Bekaa.

Al-Manar TV quoted a security sources as saying that “following the downing of the drone, the Israeli enemy bombarded with missiles the site where the drone fell as to gurantee that the drone was destroyed.”