EU Rejects Further Delay to Brexit, US Advises Clean Break

The European Union has told Britain that another short delay to the deadline imposed on the country for leaving the bloc would not be possible as US authorities keep recommending a clean break on April 12 that would help spur trade talks between London and Washington, according to Press T.V.

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Wednesday that the EU will not extend Brexit negotiations for a second time unless lawmakers in the country’s parliament ratify a divorce agreement that has already been voted down for three times.

Kim Yong-nam Hails Syria's Achievements in the Fight against Terrorism

PYONGYANG, (ST)- Kim Yong-nam, President of the Presidium of the Supreme People's Assembly of The Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), has stressed that any success Syria achieves in the fight against terrorism is a success for the DPRK, affirming that Syria, under the leadership of President Bashar Al-Assad, will triumph over imperialist forces and their tools.

Kim Young-nam made the remarks during his meeting on Wednesday with a delegation representing Syria's Baath Vanguards Organization (BVO) led by head of the Organization Izzat Arabi Katebi.

IAEA chief Amano reaffirms Iran's compliance with nuclear deal

The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has reaffirmed Iran's compliance with its nuclear-related commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

"In my regular reports to the board I have stated that Iran is implementing those commitments," IAEA Chief Yukiya Amano stressed on Tuesday.

"Since January 2016, the agency [IAEA] has been verifying and monitoring Iran's implementation of its nuclear-related commitments under the JCPOA," he added.

Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly Strips Opposition Leader Guaido of Immunity

Venezuela's National Constituent Assembly has backed a Supreme Court request to strip Juan Guaido of his immunity, paving the way for possible legal proceedings against the US-backed opposition leader calling for regime change, RT reported.

The decision to revoke Guaido's immunity –which he has held as the head of the opposition-controlled National Assembly– came a day after Venezuela's Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) urged the ANC lawmakers to take action against the self-proclaimed ‘interim’ president, as he stands accused of inciting violence and engaging in an illicit financial activity.

Armenian Parliament Speaker Eyes Good Prospects of Deepening Syria Ties

YEREVAN- Armenia and Syria have good prospects of deepening their bilateral relations, Armenian Parliament Speaker Ararat Mirzoyan told a meeting with Syrian Ambassador to Armenia Mohammad Ahmad Haj Ibrahim on Tuesday, according to Itar Tass.

"Mirzoyan stressed that the official Yerevan cannot remain indifferent to the situation in Syria and should extend a helping hand the same way Syrians did during the Armenian Genocide," the Armenian government’s press service said.

Armenia’s parliament speaker emphasized that there are good prospects of deepening Armenian-Syrian relations. Mirzoyan noted an important role of inter-parliamentary cooperation, adding that a parliamentary friendship group could give a new impetus to their development.

US Army Chief of Staff Claims Russia Is Sole Existential Treat to US

WASHINGTON- Russia remains the only country in the world that has the nuclear capabilities to destroy the United States and represents the sole existential treat, US Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley claimed in congressional testimony on Tuesday, according to Sputnik.

Grospic Condemns French, Belgian Intelligence Bodies' Collusion with Terror Organizations and "White Helmets" In Syria

PRAGUE, (ST)- Head of the Czech Parliamentary Group for Friendship with Syria Stanislav Grospic has condemned the French and Belgian Intelligence bodies' collusion with the terrorist organizations and the so-called "White Helmets" in Syria for carrying out provocative chemical  attacks in Syria's Idleb.

The intelligence bodies of these two countries had earlier organized such chemical provocations in cooperation and coordination with two terrorist organizations: "Jabhat al-Nusra" and the so-called "Hurrasuddin",  Grospic said in a statement to SANA reporter in Pargue, stressing that this matter is absolutely not acceptable.

Moscow Concerned over Politicization of OPCW Activities: Lavrov

MOSCOW- Russia supports the overcoming of crisis and the improvement of the situation in the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Tuesday ahead of negotiations with OPCW Director-General Fernando Arias Gonzalez, according to Itar Tass.

"The situation in the OPCW is unsatisfactory," he noted. "The organization is practically split due to constant attempts to politicize various aspects of the organization’s activities."

"The creation of groups under so-called attribution is alarming," Lavrov said. "It is a rudest violation of the Chemical Weapons Convention," the Russian foreign minister noted. "When the convention, which is based on the principle of consensus by definition, is changed by voting, it naturally creates a very nervous situation and gives a bad example to other international organizations."