Algeria Denounces Continuous Turkish Military Interference in Syria's Idleb

ALGIERS, (ST)-  Algeria has reiterated its support for Syria, as a government and people, to restore security and stability countrywide, hailing the sacrifices offered by the Syrians to achieve this goal.

An official source at the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement to the Algerian News Agency (APS) that Algeria "denounces the open and continuous military interference in Syria's Idleb by a neighboring country", in a reference to Turkey. He pointed out that this intervention "violates the principle of good neighborhood and disrespects countries sovereignty ". It would prolong the crisis in Syria and undermine opportunities for solving the crisis through political dialogue, the source made it clear, according to the Syrian News Agency (SANA).

Alexandria Bishop: Syria Is Land of Peace

CAIRO-Bishop of Alexandria for Armenian Catholics Krikor Kousa affirmed on Monday that Syria has been and still is the land of peace and civilizations since thousands of years and it has sent messages of science and enlightenment for the whole world, according to the Syrian news Agency (SANA).

“Syria has defeated powers of darkness and evil.. it has offered martyrs for peace.. we pray for God to see Syria enjoys peace and overcomes all members of evil,” the Bishop said while meeting Bassam Darwish, Chairman of the Syrian mission in Cairo.

Qatar Opens Largest Naval Base amid US-Saudi Military Drills

Qatar, which is home to the biggest US military base in the Middle East, has opened its own largest naval base amid ongoing tensions with Saudi Arabia, currently holding joint military drills with American forces.

The al-Daayen coastguard base in Semaisima was inaugurated in a ceremony attended by Qatar’s Prime Minister Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani and commander of US Naval Forces in the Middle East Vice Admiral Jim Malloy Sunday.

Qatar's interior ministry said in a tweet that the base, spread over 640,000 square meters, aims to "facilitate the securing of all territorial waters of the state and border posts."

US Mission in Baghdad Serves as Mossad, Daesh Headquarters, Says Iraqi MP

A senior Iraqi parliamentarian warns that the US embassy in Baghdad is involved in "suspicious activities," saying agents of the Israeli spy agency Mossad and the Daesh terrorist group have been spotted regularly visiting the diplomatic mission, according to Press T.V.

"The US embassy in Baghdad has turned into a center for Israel's Mossad and ISIS (Daesh) terrorists,” Hassan Salem was quoted as saying by the Iraqi Arabic-language al-Sumariya news website.

Salem said the US embassy is interfering in Iraq’s internal affairs by spying, spreading rumors and hatching plots.

"The US embassy's violation of laws and forgetting its responsibilities based on the international laws mean that the center could not be called an embassy and therefore, its closure is legally necessary," the Iraqi lawmaker said.

US giving Daesh head protection

Salem had earlier suggested that US forces in Ain al-Assad military base were protecting Daesh ringleader Ibrahim al-Samarrai, aka Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, in the western desert of Iraq’s Anbar province.

"Al-Baghdadi is using the Anbar desert as a safe haven, while the US forces provide him with all means of support from their station at the Ain al-Assad military base in Anbar province," Salem said in February.

The Iraqi MP argued then that America’s support for al-Baghdadi “stems from Washington's fear of a draft bill on expelling foreign troops from Iraq, which the parliament intends to vote on during the new legislative term."

Also in February, former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki for the first time divulged explosive secrets about how the United States supported

Daesh and intentionally allowed the Takfiri terror outfit to gain power in Iraq so that Washington could creep back into the Arab country.

He said the administration of former US President Barack Obama had played a key role in the creation of Daesh by allowing the terrorist group to overrun Iraqi territories.

In March, an Iraqi security expert also revealed that the American embassy in Iraq was carrying out suspicious measures, describing the mission as a US-Israeli operations room that sought to destabilize the region.

Abbas al-Ardawi was quoted by the Arabic-language al-Ma'alomeh news website as saying that US administration was exerting pressures on Baghdad and killing time to prolong its deployment in Iraq.

He said the relocation of terrorists from the town of Baqouz in Eastern Syria to the US bases in Iraq was aimed to stir security tensions in the country and find a pretext for continued deployment of American forces.

Al-Ardawi said Iraqi lawmakers certainly wanted all US forces to be expelled from the country as soon as possible.

Another senior Iraqi expert had in January warned of Washington's attempts to increase its influence in Iraq, saying Israeli spies and Daesh terrorists were present at US bases in Iraq.

Hafez Al-e Basharah told al-Ma'aloumeh news website that the US was attempting to boost its presence in Iraq and the American forces had been stationed in the southern parts of Baghdad.

He went on to say that the US forces did not allow any Iraqis to enter their bases in the country in an attempt to conceal the realities from the public opinion.

Israeli intelligence agents were also operating from the bases, where Takfiri terrorists also received shelter and training, he added.



Iran May Return to Pre-JCPOA Conditions

The spokesman for the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) says Tehran is planning to go back to the conditions preceding the landmark 2015 nuclear deal unless European signatories fulfill their obligations.

Behrouz Kamalvandi said on Monday that Tehran’s retaliatory decision to reduce some of its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is within the framework of the accord which says if one side fails to deliver its commitments; the right is reserved for the other party to reconsider its obligations.

“If the Europeans and the United States do not fulfill their commitments, we will balance out their actions under the deal by reducing commitments and taking the conditions back to how they were four years ago,” he said.