Iran Will Never Allow Foreigners to Inspect Military Sites, Says Velayati


A senior Iranian official has vehemently rejected foreign demands for inspection of Iran’s military sites under the pretext of implementing the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries.

Ali Akbar Velayati, senior advisor to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei on international affairs, made the remarks while speaking to reporters on Tuesday in response to earlier comments by Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano.

Addressing reporters following the IAEA Board of Governors’ Monday meeting in Vienna, Amano said the agency did not distinguish between civilian or military sites in its inspections and would ask for access when necessary.

Hezbollah's Top Figure Lauds Syria’s Advances against Daesh in DeirEz-Zor

TEHRAN– Lebanese Hezbollah Resistance Movement's second-in-command, Sheikh NaimQassem, praised recent advances achieved by the Syrian army and resistance forces against Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorists in Deirez-Zor and said the liberation of the city amounts to the collapse of Daesh.

“The preparations for the political settlement of the Syrian crisis have begun unofficially,” Sheikh Qassem said in a televised interview on Sunday, according to Tasnim News Agancy.

The cleric further pointed to the recent advances of the Syrian and resistance forces and said the approaching liberation of Deirez-Zor amounts to “the final victory” over Daesh terrorists.

Zionist Entity Mulls Building Largest Settlement inside Palestinian Neighborhood - NGO

The Zionist regime is thinking over granting construction permits that will create the largest settlement inside a Palestinian neighborhood, an NGO says.

According to Peace Now, an anti-settlement Israeli NGO, the Local Committee for Planning and Construction of Jerusalem al-Quds was discussing on Sunday issuing permits for constructing 176 settler units in the heart of the predominantly Arab neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber, which is located east of the city.

The project allows for an expansion of the Nof Zion settlement as new houses, whose plans have already been approved, will be built on top of the existing 91 units.

Rouhani: Islamic world cannot keep silence on Rohingya tragedy

TEHRAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Saturday urged international bodies and Myanmar neighbors to act in support of Muslims in Myanmar.

“The Islamic world cannot be silent towards these incidents,” Rouhani said, referring to cruelty toward the Rohingya Muslims in the Buddhist majority country, according to Tehran Times.

Speaking to reporters before his departure for Astana, Kazakhstan, for an international conference, the president called for pressure on the Myanmar government and Army to protect Rohingya civilians.

In the meantime, Hesamoddin Ashna, a senior cultural advisor to the president, said Rouhani planned to discuss the Rohingya issue while in Astana.

Zionist Entity to Approve New Settlement Units in Palestinian Neighborhoods of al-Quds

Zionist officials are going to approve a plan to build more than a hundred new settler units in occupied East Jerusalem al-Quds irrespective of international outcry against the Tel Aviv regime’s land expropriation policies in Palestinian territories.

Israel’s planning and construction committee in Jerusalem al-Quds is expected to discuss the plan for the construction of 176 settler units in the heart of the predominantly Arab neighborhood of Jabel Mukaber on Sunday, the Palestinian Ma’an news agency reported.

The project, which would become the largest Israeli settlement built inside a Palestinian neighborhood, would be located adjacent to Nof Zion settlement.