US Administration Suffers Global Misunderstanding, Says Jahangiri

First Vice President EshaqJahangiri said on Monday that misbehavior of the US administration which is out of international code of conduct indicates that the US suffers misconception in dealing with global developments which are based on diplomacy.

Jahangiri made the remarks in his speech delivered to the International Conference of Hamedan as the “ACD Tourism Capital, 2018” which started earlier in the western Iranian provincial capital city on Monday.

Russian MoD: US Seeking to Use Fake Chemical Weapons Attack to Strike Syria

The Russian Defense Ministry has warned that the United States may use a fake chemical attack carried out by foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib as a pretext to launch possible airstrikes on Syrian government forces, according to Press T.V.

 “The United States keeps building up the group of cruise missile carriers in the Middle East region, connected with the preparation of a regular provocation with alleged 'use of chemical weapons' in the province of Idlib," Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov told reporters on Monday.

Moscow Says UK’s Interception of Russian Aircraft over Black Sea ‘Dangerous’

Moscow has lashed out at the UK’s Royal Air Force (RAF) for intercepting Russian patrol aircraft near Russia's own shores over the Black Sea, warning that such provocative actions are ‘simply dangerous’, Press T.V reported.

The comments were made in a Saturday press release by the Russian Embassy in London after the RAF intercepted a Russian Be-12 heading south west over the Black Sea from Crimea on Thursday.

“Foreign specialists” arrive in Syria to Stage Chemical Attack in Two Days- Russian MoD

 “Foreign specialists” arrived in Syria to stage a chemical attack using chlorine, the Russian Defense Ministry said, warning that the staging of the incident may happen in two days, RT reported.

Defense Ministry Spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said the operation is planned to unfold in Kafr Zita village in Syria’s northwestern Hama Province.

The foreign “English-speaking specialists” are planning to stage an attack using “poisonous agents” in the “next two days,” Konashenkov told reporters on Sunday.

Konashenkov said that a group of residents from the north has been transported to Kafr Zita and is currently being prepared “to take part in the staging of the attack” and be seen suffering from “’supposedly chemical munitions’ and ‘barrel bombs’ allegedly launched by the Syrian government forces.”

The same groups of residents will be used for assisting “fake rescuers from the White Helmets and for filming reports which will later be disseminated among the Middle Eastern and English-language media.”

Any New Provocation in Syria Would Undermine Global Security: Kosachev

Another provocation in Syria would serve to further undermine the international security architecture and legal framework, Russian upper house's International Affairs Committee head Konstantin Kosachev told Sputnik on Saturday.

Earlier in the day, the Russian Defense Ministry said that the Tahrir al-Sham group (affiliated with the Jabhat Nusra terror organization, banned in Russia) was preparing a provocation in the Syrian western Idlib province to accuse the Syrian government forces of using chemical weapons against civilians, Sputnik said.

US Cuts $200mn in Aid to Palestinians, sparking Criticisms

The United States has canceled over $200 million in funds for the Palestinian Authority, leading Palestinian officials to denounce the move as “blackmail”, Press T.V reported

In a statement released on Friday, a senior US State Department official said that the decision came following a review of US assistance to the Palestinian Authority ordered by US President Donald Trump.

"We have undertaken a review of US assistance to the Palestinian Authority and in the West Bank and Gaza to ensure these funds are spent in accordance with US national interests and provide value to the US taxpayer," said the official, who was speaking on condition of anonymity.

Russian MoD: Terrorists Readying Chemical Attack to Frame Damascus and Provide Pretext for US Strikes

The US and its allies are preparing new airstrikes on Syria, the Russian Defense Ministry said, adding that militants are poised to stage a chemical weapons attack in order to frame Damascus and provide a pretext for the strikes.

The attack would be used as a pretext for US, UK and French airstrikes on Syrian targets, Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Major General Igor Konashenkov said. USS ‘The Sullivans,’ an Arleigh Burke-class Aegis guided missile destroyer, was already deployed to the Gulf a couple of days ago, he added.

US Warns Turkey and Other Allies against Buying Russian S-400

Once again warning Turkey against buying Russian S-400 air-defense systems, the US State Department has gone a step further, to virtually threaten all its NATO and other allies with sanctions should they consider similar deals, RT reported.

Noting that the ahead-of-schedule S-400 deliveries to Turkey would be another “concern” for the US, the State Department's Heather Nauert stressed that Washington rejects other nations’ plans to diversify their defense system supplies. Earlier this week Rosoboronexport confirmed that the first batch of launchers will be transferred to Ankara in 2019.