Trump's Sanction Policy against Iran for Protection of Zionist Entity, Says Malaysian Expert

Kuala Lumpur - The US reinstatement of oil and banking sanctions against Iran are regrettable and definitely Trump’s policy on Iran is due to the American policy of protection of the Zionist regime of Israel, said Ahmad Farouk Musa, founder and director of the Islamic Renaissance Front (IRF) in Malaysia.

'It was not surprising then that Netanyahu celebrated this sanction by saying “Thank you, President Trump, for this historic move. The sanctions are indeed coming,” that resonated to a similar tweet by Trump earlier on,' added the Malaysian academic in an interview  with the Islamic Republic News Agency (IRNA) in Kuala Lumpur.

US Pullout from Iran Deal an American Scandal, Says Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the United States' unilateral withdrawal from a multilateral nuclear deal with Iran has proven to be a "scandal" for America and shows how much the deal serves Iran's interests.

At the Iranian Parliament to respond to questions from lawmakers on Monday, Foreign Minister Zarif said no deal would meet all of a negotiating party's demands.

Still, he said, the Iran deal proved to have been negotiated "with such solidity" that the US pullout has become a "scandal" for America.

"Today, we can see, that, by the grace of God, the JCPOA was so much in favor of Iran's interests that America withdrew from it scandalously," Zarif said, using the official abbreviation for the Iran deal, which stands for the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Iran will break US sanctions by selling oil: Pres. Rouhani

TEHRAN– Iranian President Rouhani said Mon. that the country would "proudly break" the US sanctions this time, stressing that Tehran "can and will sell its oil" despite US' vow to cut Iran's oil sales to zero.

Speaking in a meeting with the deputies and managers of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Finance on Monday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said while in New York for the UN General Assembly session, leaders of four major countries approached him to offer to mediate on his meeting with US President Donald Trump.

Rouhani said the case needs no mediation, adding that Iran would be ready to talk with the US only when the Western country begins to comply with its commitments.

Speaker Deplores US Interference in Iran’s Affairs for Decades

 

TEHRAN – Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani slammed the US government’s hostile policies against the Iranian nation and said Washington has been interfering in the internal affairs of the country over the past 80 years.

Addressing an open session of the parliament on Sunday, Larijani referred to the anniversary of the 1979 takeover of US embassy in Tehran and said the event has turned into a symbol of the Iranian nation’s resistance against the global arrogance, Tasnim News reported.  

“For nearly 80 years, the US government has been interfering in Iran’s internal affairs and there is an abundance of examples of various kinds of treachery and crimes against the Iranian nation,” the speaker said.

The remarks came as nationwide rallies were staged in Iran on Sunday to mark the 1979 takeover of US embassy under the motto of “Hayhat Minna al-Dhilla (no to humiliation!).

In the capital city of Tehran, the rally was held at the venue of the former US embassy, which is known by Iranians as the “Den of Espionage”.

During the rallies, the demonstrators chanted slogans against the US and Israel and condemned US President Donald Trump’s aggressive policies and stances against the Islamic Republic.   

Moscow Has Evidence Proving White Helmets Are Jabhat al-Nusra’s Branch

MOSCOW- Moscow has evidence proving that the White Helmets are directly linked to the Jabhat al-Nusra terror group, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday, according to IItar Tass.

"It is no secret that this agency was active only in areas not controlled by the [Syrian] government and did not avoid contacts with terrorists and extremists. Moreover, there are numerous witness reports saying that the White Helmet actually are a branch of the Jabhat al-Nusra organization blacklisted by the United Nations Security Council," the statement reads.

Russian, Cuban Leaders Regret US Decision to Quit INF Treaty

MOSCOW- The leaders of Russia and Cuba express their deep regret and are seriously concerned over the US intention to withdraw from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, according to the leaders’ joint statement circulated on Friday, Itar Tass reported.

Nebenzya: New UN Special Envoy for Syria Should Rely on What Has Been Achieved by His Predecessor

UNITED NATIONS- The United Nations Secretary General’s new special envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen should rely on what has been achieved by his predecessor, Staffan de Mistura, who is leaving his post in late November after more than four years of work, , Russian Permanent Representative to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya said on Friday, according to Itar Tass.

"I don't think that Pedersen will give up all what has been achieved before his appointment," Nebenzya stressed, pointing out that "we have resolution No. 2254 on Syria which is considered as a basis for political settlement and we also have Astana and Sochi formats, as well as what has been achieved as regards forming the constitutional committee".  

Moscow: Terrorists Are Trying to Impede Implementing Agreement on Demilitarized Area in Idleb

MOSCOW- Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and the affiliated groups are trying to impede the implementation of an agreement on a demilitarized area in Idleb, according to SANA.

Sputnik quoted the Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying that Jabhat al-Nusra terrorists and other militants affiliated to al-Qaeda terrorist organizations are continuing in their attempts to hinder the implementation of agreement on the demilitarized area in Idleb, which was signed by Russia and Turkey in Sochi on September 17th, indicating that the terrorists are continuing to bomb the Syrian Arab Army’s positions.