Saudi, UAE Pressuring Egypt to Take Hostile Stance against Iran

Saudi Arabia and the UAE have reportedly stepped up pressure on Egypt to make the North African country take an overtly hostile position against Iran.

Citing some sources close to the Egyptian presidency, the New Arab or al-Araby al-Jadeed, a London-based pan-Arab media outlet, reported on Saturday that the pressure has mounted following recent “sabotage attacks” on four oil tankers off the coast of Fujairah.

The report said while Riyadh and Abu Dhabi are pressuring Arab states to take a more aggressive stance on Iran, Cairo has refused to fall in line.

Zionists Must Not Miscalculate Iran, Says Pak Ex-Army Chief

Pakistan former army chief says Zionist entity must not think of any military misadventure with Iran backed by the US, as Iranians are capable of giving a big surprise to the illegitimate state threatening its very existence.

General (retd) MirzaAslam Beg in his article published in daily 'The Nation’ said it appears that, both USA and Zionist regime have learnt no lessons from their contemporary wars in the region.

He said President Trump is building up his strategic naval forces, in the Gulf Region, not to fight the ‘naval superiority battle’ of the deep seas, but to apply “Shock and Awe” therapy on the Iranians.

Iraq will Remain Part of 'Axis of Resistance' despite Foreign Plots

Iraq’s Harakat al-Nujaba Secretary General Akram al-Kaabi says Iraq will remain part of the "axis of resistance" despite foreign-backed attempts to detach the Iraqi society from the regional developments.

“Our enemies want Iraq to be an apathetic society and not react to what is happening in our region. This goes against our beliefs," said al-Kaabi.

Al-Kaabi stressed that based on Islamic beliefs; Iraq can’t be separated from the greater Muslim world and the regional "resistance axis".

Iran UN Envoy: Persistence of Terrorist Control over Idlib Endangers Civilian Lives

Iran’s Ambassador to the UN Majid Takht-e Ravanchi has warned that continued terrorist presence in the territory is endangering civilian lives, Press TV reported.

 “Should the government allow these internationally designated terrorist groups continue their control over its territory? Should the international community allow such terrorist groups to take a large number of civilians as their hostage?” he said during a United Nations Security Council meeting held on Friday over a recent surge in fighting in northwestern Syria.

The meeting was held amid a recent escalation in clashes in the province after the Syrian Arab Army launched an operation to counter numerous flagrant terrorist violations of an earlier de-escalation agreement.

Under the agreement, which was signed between Russia and Turkey last year, Takfiri groups in Idlib had to withdraw from areas bordering Syrian government-controlled territory, which they refused to do, according to Press TV.

Six Civilians, Including Four Children, Martyred in Saudi Strike on Yemeni Capital

At least six civilians, including children, have been killed and dozens of others wounded in multiple airstrikes by  Saudi-led coalition on various neighborhoods of Yemen’s capital, Sana’a.

According to Yemen’s Arabic-language al-Masirah television network, Saudi-led fighter jets pounded various parts of the capital on Thursday, killing at least six civilians, four of whom were children from one family, and wounding dozens more, Press TV reported.

Medical officials said the death toll could rise due to the intensity of the strikes and the number of those who have been seriously injured. They added that there could be other civilians, dead or wounded, under the rubble.

Most of the strikes targeted residential areas in Sana’a, the officials said.