Deash Created by US Decision and Saudi Funding

BEIRUT, (ST)- Hizbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah has stressed that Deash terrorist organizations was created by a US decision and a Saudi funding to destroy resistant  countries and movements in the region.

Nasrallah made the remarks in a televised speech marking the Martyred Leaders Anniversary on Thursday.

He said "today we are talking about the great victory over the takfiri-American scheme in Syria; a scheme that aimed at destroying resistant countries and movements in the region with the support of regional countries."

"Now we are in front of victory over the American-Saudi-Israeli scheme called Daesh and takfiri groups," he noted.

Special UN Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura supports conflict reconciliation efforts underway in Astana, Kazakhstan.

MOSCOW— Special UN Envoy for Syria Staffan de Misturasaid at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday that he supports conflict reconciliation efforts underway in Astana, Kazakhstan.

"We were looking forward all of us to come here to discuss how to make sure that the Astana initiative that we strongly support, because we feel that focus on cessation of hostilities is the beginning of everything related to any negotiation in Syria," de Mistura said in Moscow, Sputnik reported.

Iran Achieves its Goals in Implementation of JCPOA

Tehran -Iran achieved its targeted goals in implementation of Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action a year after execution of the deal, Spokesman for Iran’s Parliament (Majlis) National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Hossein Naqavi Hosseini quoted Head of JCPOA follow-up commission Abbas Araqchi as saying.

In an interview with IRNA, Naqavi Hosseini elaborated the details of Araqchi remarks in the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Commission which was held on Monday.

Six Women Killed in Saudi Airstrike Targeting Funeral in Sana'a

At least six women have been killed in a Saudi airstrike targeting a funeral in the Yemeni capital, Sana’a.

According to a preliminary count, 10 people were also injured in the strike on Arhab district on Wednesday, Yemen's al-Masirah television reported.

It is not the first time Saudi Arabia hits funerals in Yemen.

In October 2016, a similar strike in Sana'a left more than 140 people dead and over 520 wounded.

Envoy calls for protection of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks

New York - Ambassador and Permanent Representative of the

Islamic Republic of Iran to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo urged the international community to provide mechanisms for protection of critical infrastructure against terrorist attacks.

 Addressing the open debate of the Security Council 'Protection of Critical Infrastructure Against Terrorist Attacks' in New York on 13 Feb 2017, Khosroo said

terrorist acts against critical infrastructure create the state of terror in the public and inflict adverse consequences on the economic and social development of states, including the possible disruption of the delivery of basic services, according to IRNA.