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UN Security Council approves Iran-P5+1 plan of action

 The UN Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously endorsed a draft resolution turning into international law the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) reached between Iran and the P5+1 group of countries over the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program.

All 15 members of the UNSC voted for the draft UN resolution in New York on Monday, setting the stage for the lifting of Security Council sanctions against Iran.

"The draft resolution has been adopted unanimously," announced New Zealand ambassador Gerard van Bohemen, whose country holds the current presidency of the UN Security Council.

The text of the draft UN resolution calls for the “full implementation” of the Vienna agreement “on the timetable established,” and urges UN member countries to facilitate the process. Press. TV reported.

Speaking following the vote, US Ambassador Samantha Power said calling for similar unity and collaboration in the face of other issues such as the suffering in Syria. "It should motivate us to do far more," she added.

China's Ambassador to the UN Liu Jieyi also welcomed the vote and called it "the first important step" toward implementing the deal reached in Vienna.

Iran and the P5+1 finalized the text of the JCPOA in the Austrian capital city of Vienna on July 14 after 18 days of intense negotiations and all-nighters that capped around 23 months of talks between Iran and the P5+1 – the United States, Britain, France, China and Russia plus Germany.

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ISIL Teaching Children How to Do Decapitations: Report

The ISIL terrorist group is teaching children to carry out beheadings, among other things, showing them gruesome videos of decapitations in training camps, a report says.

The Takfiri group is currently recruiting teenagers and children in areas under its control in Syria and Iraq by offering them gifts or threatening and brainwashing them, the Associated Press reported on Monday.

Deadly Blast Hits Suruc in southern Turkey

ANKARA, (ST)- An explosion hit a cultural centre in the southeastern Turkish town of Suruc near the Syrian borders on Monday, killing and wounding scores of people, security officials told Reuters according to the Turkish Today’s Zaman newspaper

It was not immediately clear what caused the blast in the town, some 10 km (6.2 miles) from the Syrian border town of Ein al-Arab (Kobani).

Turkey Detains Nearly 500 Syrian Refugees


Turkish security forces have detained nearly 500 Syrian people who were trying to enter Turkey, the country's army says, according to Press T.V.

As many as “488 people were detained by the land forces command border units while trying to cross into Turkey from Syria,” Turkey’s army said in a statement which was published on its website on Sunday.

Death Toll from ISIL Suicide Attacks in Baghdad Rises to 90


The death toll from a car bomb blast claimed by the so-called 'Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant' (ISIL) takfiri group north of Baghdad raised to 90 people.

A booby-trapped car ripped through the crowded heart of an Iraqi town north of the capital inside a market area of the Khan BaniSaad, as people shopped on the eve of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of holy month of Ramadan, officials said.

"We have 35 martyrs and more than 70 wounded," Mohammed Jawad al Hamadani, a member of the Diyala provincial council in which Khan BaniSaad is located, said after the attack immediately.