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Egyptian politician: Erdogan should be put to trial for his crimes in Syria

CAIRO, (ST)- Head of the Nasserite Party in Egypt Mohammad Abu al-Ola has stressed the need to confront the greedy aspirations of the Turkish regime in Syria and the entire region, reiterating the importance of putting the Turkish President Recep Tayyip  Erdogan to international trial for his crimes against humanity.

In a statement to SANA correspondent in Cairo, Abu al-Ola said that "President of the Turkish regime has persisted in his violations of the international laws and norms and started using water as a weapon against citizens in Hasaka city to subjugate them to his colonialist conditions, in a blatant crime against humanity".

He pointed out that cutting off water supplies for Hasaka is a war crime that does not fall under the statute of limitations.

Valayati: Foreign troops, illegally present in Syria, must leave the country

TEHRAN, (ST)- Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader for international affairs, has stressed that the foreign troops, which are illegally present on the Syrian territories must leave Syria, affirming the need to maintain Syria's sovereignty and territorial integrity.

During his meeting on Saturday with Syria's Ambassador to Tehran Adnan Mahmoud, Velayati reiterated the need to end the American occupation of Syrian lands and to stop its crimes of looting Syria's oil and national resources that blatantly violate the International law, the UN Charter and the principle of national sovereignty.

Mansour: Israeli occupation's attacks on education sector in Palestine an aggression on the Palestinian children's future

OCCUPIED AL-QUDS, (ST)- Palestine's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Riad Mansour has stressed that the Israeli occupation continues to violate the international law by attacking the Palestinian education sector, urging the international community to immediately act in order to put an end to the occupation's crimes which threaten all aspects of the Palestinian children's life.

 In a statement at a Security Council session held on Friday under the title "Children and Armed Conflict", Mansour said that according to the UN Chief annual report on children and armed conflict, the Israeli occupation authorities have attacked the education sector in Palestine 118 times, affecting more than 23,000 children.  

More than half of these attacks included shooting live ammunition as well as firing gas and sound bombs against the Palestinian schools and their surroundings by the Israeli occupation forces, Masour made it clear.

Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists are preparing for using chemical weapons in the countryside of Idlib

Terrorists from Jabhat al-Nusra terror organization are planning to provoke the situation by using poisonous chemical substances in the southern countryside of Syria's Idlib, the Russian Defense Ministry unveiled on Friday.

Deputy head of the Russian Coordination Center for Reconciliation in Syria, Rear Admiral Alexander Grinkevich, said in a statement that the Center received information that there is a plan to use poisonous substances in the southern part of Idlib de-escalation zone by Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization.

He added that available information indicates that the terrorists plan to shoot videos in the area of Jabal Zawiya with the participation of foreign media reporters and to publish them later on the Internet in order to accuse the Syrian Army of using chemical weapons against civilians.

UNIFIL: Recurrent Israeli violations of Lebanese airspace violate UN resolution No. 1701

Beirut (ST): The spokesman for the UNIFIL Andrea Tenenti affirmed that the recurrent Israeli violations of Lebanese airspace constitute a violation of the UN resolution No. 1701 and the Lebanese sovereignty.
In a statement, Tenenti said that the UN Secretary General denounced on several occasions all the Israeli violations of the Lebanese sovereignty and called for halting them.

He pointed out that these Israeli violations contradict the UNIFIL objectives and its efforts to ease tension and create a stable atmosphere in South Lebanon.