Tehran Resolved to Counter US Adventurous and Terrorist Measures in the Region: Larijani

TEHRAN – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani praised a motion passed by the parliament to counteract Washington’s terrorist measures in the Middle East and described its approval as a sign of “the Iranian nation’s determination” to counter the measures, Iran's Tasnim news Agency reported.

Addressing an open session of the parliament on Tuesday after the MPs passed the motion unanimously, Larijani said, “The approval of the motion indicates the Iranian nation’s determination to counteract the US measures (in the region)."

US-Led Airstrikes Killed 100s of Iraqi Soldiers: Iraqi Lawmaker

An Iraqi lawmaker has blamed the US-led coalition purportedly fighting the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in the country and neighboring Syria for killing hundreds of army soldiers and pro-government fighters from the Popular Mobilizations during airstrikes against alleged militant hideouts, according to Press TV.

Faleh al-Khazali, a member of the Iraqi parliament's security and defense committee, said in a statement on Sunday that US-led military aircraft have struck Iraqi forces in many areas, and killed hundreds of them, Arabic-language Iraq News Network reported.

Iran Voices Concern about Using Chemical Weapons by Terrorist Groups in Syria, Iraq

Iran’s ambassador to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) Alireza Jahangiri on Friday warned against political abuse of the organization by certain countries.

Addressing the 85th Session of OPCW Executive Council, Jahangiri complained about holding an extraordinary session of the Executive Council on Syria over the past week, describing it as a biased measure based on double-standard policies towards crisis in Syria.

Iran Warns of Zionist Lobby’s Plot to Undermine Syria

A senior Iranian official has warned that the Zionist lobby is carrying out widespread activities to steer the political and security equations in the region toward undermining the legal Syrian government.

In a meeting with Russia's special envoy on Syria, Alexander Lavrentiev, in Tehran on Saturday, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said all sides involved in the crisis in Syria must respect the country’s national sovereignty.

 “Any agreement must not undermine this unchangeable principle or prepare the ground for Syria’s breakup,” he added.

Mosul Residents Begin Returning to Mosul after Liberation

Residents of Mosul have started returning to the city in search of the bodies of the relatives and friends left under debris during battles against Takfiri  Daesh terrorist’s days after Iraq formally announced the liberation of the city.

According to a report by AFP, the displaced residents are trying to cross roadblocks to return to their neighborhoods, but access to Mosul’s Old City is still near-impossible, where sweeping and demining operations continue.

“I had a little supermarket. I had worked hard from the age of 10 to build my house… Now there is nothing left except piles of stones,” Mosul resident Abdelrazaq Salman told AFP as he stood on the ruins of his home.