French Political Scientist Nominates Putin for Nobel Peace Prize

Head of French Center for Political and International Relations (CFPA) Fabien Bossar said Tuesday that he had officially nominated Russian President Vladimir Putin for the Nobel Peace Prize.

MOSCOW -Bossar said that Putin was the only person who is fighting against terrorism for real and, thus, deserving the prize. "As the CFPA head, I officially proposed the candidacy by sending a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Committee saying that, in my opinion, President Vladimir Putin could get the Nobel Peace Prize as a reward for his peacemaking efforts," Bossar told RIA Novosti.

Iran Real Friend of Bosnia – Herzegovina, Says Rafsanjani

Chairman of Expediency Council Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani on Tuesday recalled Iran and Bosnia-Herzegovina great capacities for economic cooperation, saying that Iran is the Bosnian real friend.

Rafsanjani made the remarks in a meeting with Bosnia-Herzegovina Parliament Speaker SefatSuftic.

Rafsanjani said that he was pleased with the visit of Bosnian officials to Iran.

Rafsanjani expressed deep concern about the humanitarian crises and the devastating conflicts in the region.

Putin Orders Boosting Security at Home, Abroad

President Vladimir Putin of Russia has called for boosting security at home and abroad in the wake of the assassination of the Russian ambassador to Turkey.

The Russian president issued directives during a meeting with security chiefs in Moscow on Tuesday, a day after AndreyKarlov was shot dead while delivering a speech on the opening of a photo exhibition dubbed, Russia in the eyes of Turks, in the Turkish capital, Ankara.

Iran Counter - Measures Underway over JCPOA Breach, Says Zarif

 Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad JavadZarif says the country has started taking countermeasures over a recent US violation of a 2015 multilateral nuclear accord, according to Press T.V.

He made the remarks after a meeting on Monday between senior Ministry officials and the Iranian Parliament (Majlis)’s National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.

Russian Aerospace Forces: 62,000 terrorist targets destroyed in Syria

Moscow – The Russian Aerospace Forces announced that it has carried out over 30,000 sorties targeting positions of terrorists organizations in Syria since it began its participation in the war on terrorism.

In a statement published by RT on Tuesday and reported by SANA, First Deputy Commander of the Russian Aerospace Forces, Lt. Gen. Pavel Kurachenko said that the Forces carried out over 30,000 combat sorties targeting terrorist positions, destroying over 62,000 targets in the process.

The Russian Aerospace Forces began their operations in Syria on September 30th 2015 upon the request of the Syrian government.

Putin Calls Ambassador Murder Provocation Aimed at Derailing Syria Negotiations

In a televised statement, Russian President Vladimir Putin called the assassination of the Russian ambassador in Ankara a clear provocation aimed at derailing the Syrian peace negotiations.

"This crime is obviously a provocation aimed at hampering the normalization of Russia-Turkey relations, as well as at derailing the peace process in Syria, which is actively mediated by Russia, Turkey and Iran," Putin said at a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and heads of Russian security bodies in the Kremlin.

"The only response to this [crime] could be the strengthening of the fight against terrorism," Putin stressed, according to Sputnik.

Iran, Russia Presidents Discuss crisis in Syria over Phone

The presidents of Iran and Russia have discussed the latest mutual, regional and international issues, particularly the developments in Syria.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin held a conversation over the telephone on Monday.

The Iranian president said Tehran and Moscow must hold further consultations and cooperation and dispatch more medical and food supplies to the Syrian people while encouraging other countries to also engage in the humanitarian undertaking.

UNSC Unanimously Adopts Resolution on Deploying Observers to Aleppo

UNITED NATIONS- The UN Security Council on Monday unanimously adopted a resolution on the deployment of international observers to the Syrian city of Aleppo in order to coordinate the evacuation of civilians from the eastern part of the city.

All the 15 members of the UN Security Council, including Russia, have voted in favor of this document, according to Itar Tass.

The resolution envisages that all the parties to the conflict should allow complete, immediate, unconditional, safe and unhindered access for humanitarian aid to Aleppo and provide the observers with an opportunity to monitor the situation. At the same time, the resolution affirms the UN’s commitment to the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Syria.