UK admits to resettling 100 “White Helmets” members

London – The UK has rehomed some 100 members of the “White Helmets” terrorist group and their families who were evacuated from Syria last July, the UK Home Office confirmed, cited by the BBC, SANA reported.

The Israeli entity revealed last July that it carried out a covert operation during the night in which it smuggled around 800 members of the “White Helmets” and their families from southern Syria and transported them into Jordan by land, where they would be later transported to the US, Canada, France and the UK.

The UK Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes said the Home Office had asked local councils to volunteer to “take in” White Helmet members and their families, and to provide funding for English teaching to help those resettled find work in the UK.

Lavrov Slams West for Dragging Balkans into NATO, While Turning Deaf Ear to Its Peoples

MOSCOW - The West is unceremoniously pressuring Balkan nations into becoming NATO members in total disregard of the people of these nations, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said at a conference in honor of the late Russian Ambassador to the UN Vitaly Churkin held in the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Wednesday, Tass reported.

Putin: Russia Must Only Move Forward, Constantly Gaining Momentum

MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has said that Russia must make great strides and pick up the pace of its development.

"We must move only forward, accelerating the pace of that movement all the time," he said in his annual address to the Federal Assembly.

According to the president, the National Priority Projects, which are being implemented nationwide, are strategic, but it is necessary to work on them even now.

"We are pressed for time, I have said that on numerous occasions, and you are perfectly aware of that," the head of state stressed. "We cannot waste it on more coordination."

US Unilateralism Cannot Harm Iran, China, Says Larijani

In Beijing, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has said America’s hostile unilateral policies, including the imposition of sanctions and trade tariffs on other countries, will fail to harm other nations, including Iran and China.

 Addressing students and professors at Renmin University of China in Beijing on Tuesday, Larijani said that unbridled unilateralism is not acceptable to world nations, particularly Iran and China, in the 21st century.

Iran’s regional power induces jealousy in some: VP Jahangiri

TEHRAN– Iranian First Vice-President Es’hagh Jahangiri said Iran’s strong regional presence has induced jealousy in some countries which seek to undermine the Islamic Republic’s influence.

Iranian First Vice-President Es’hagh Jahangiri made the remark in a national conference on the country’s scientific progress on Tuesday, Mehr News reported.

“The status of Iran has induced jealousy in some countries which seek to undermine Iran’s regional power,” said Jahangiri. “There is a movement that intents to challenge Iran’s influence in the region.”

Europe Has Not Taken Action to Keep JCPOA

European Union foreign policy Chief Federica Mogherini recently announced that if there were no European efforts, the nuclear deal with Iran would be eliminated! It is claimed that, basically, the European Union has not yet taken a step towards maintaining a nuclear deal with Iran.

The fact is that the European Union is blamed for a nuclear deal with Iran. Donald Trump stepped at the White House in 2017. Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, was the first European official to travel to Washington to meet with the new president of the United States. During this visit, Trump informed Theresa May mind of his decision on "changing the nuclear deal".

West’s Campaign to Impose Its Models and Values Destabilized Middle East, Says Lavrov

 MOSCOW - Western efforts to impose foreign models of development on Middle Eastern states have undermined the balance that had taken centuries to establish, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in his address to the participants of the Middle East conference of the Valdai International Discussion Club.

"The Middle East, which has been enduring a period of severe tests, still holds a central place on the global agenda. Both the future of the region’s governments, international security and stability hinge on how the situation will develop there," Lavrov said in his address to the forum, read out by Russian Presidential Envoy for the Middle East and Africa and Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov.

Iran, China Seeking to Deepen ‘Strategic Partnership’

Top diplomats of Iran and China have emphasized the two nations’ determination to promote their “strategic” relations in various areas as a high-ranking delegation from Tehran visits Beijing for talks.

During a meeting on Tuesday with Chinese State Councilor Wang Yi in Beijing, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad JavadZarif said Tehran views the “strategic partnership between Iran and China as one of our most important relations.”

 “Our relationship with China is very valuable to us. We consider the comprehensive strategic partnership between Iran and China as one of our most important relations,” said the Iranian minister.