Iran Calls on OIC to Address US Embassy Move Fallout

Iran called for investigation into the consequences of the US embassy relocation by a fact-finding committee.

Iran's Deputy Foreign Minister Gholam hossein Dehqani in the meeting of senior experts of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) on Thursday evening also said, 'The Islamic Republic of Iran calls for assignment of a fact-finding committee to address the recent crimes committed by the Zionist regime of Israel in the occupied territories.'

UK's Shadow Cabinet Rejects Presence of any British Forces in Syria

LONDON (ST)-UK's Shadow Foreign Secretary Emily Thornberry announced the Shadow Cabinet's rejection of the presence of any British forces on the Syrian territories.

In an interview with the UK's "Prospect" magazine, Thornberry said the foreign troops, including the British forces, who are present in Syria, should leave Syria, because these troops "are not fighting for the sake of the Syrian people. Any of them."

She added that "there is nothing called revolution taking place in Syria," urging the government of Teresa May to support the results of the Syrian National Dialogue Congress held in the Russian city of Sochi.

In Apparent Swipe at Trump, Tillerson Warns of US Ethical Crisis

Former US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has warned that American democracy was threatened by a growing “crisis of ethics and integrity,” an apparent swipe at his former boss, President Donald Trump.

“If our leaders seek to conceal the truth or we as people become accepting of alternative realities that are no longer grounded in facts, then we as American citizens are on a pathway to relinquishing our freedom,” Tillerson said Wednesday in a graduation address at the Virginia Military Institute, Press TV reported.

Tillerson did not mention Trump by name during his address to graduates at the military college in Lexington, Virginia.

US Hiding Thousands of Terrorists in Syria from Justice: Zakharova

KERCH- The United States has remained mum about several thousand militant extremists detained in Syria whom Washington would like to let off scot-free, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday.

"We have taken note of the fact the US administration is keeping quiet about the several thousand foreign terrorists, who have been detained by the US-led coalition and the Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces in Transeuphratia," she said. according to Itar Tass. "The explanation that it is allegedly impossible to agree on extradition procedures and parameters of legal assistance with the countries of origin are totally far-fetched."

US Defends Israel's Massacre against Palestinians, Blocks UNSC Statement Calling for Independent and Transparent Investigation

NEW YORK- Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, has defended Israel's use of force against peaceful Palestinian protesters, claiming that the Tel Aviv regime had reacted with restraint in its military response to protesters at the Gaza border.

Haley was speaking at a United Nations Security Council emergency session dedicated for discussing the situation along the border between the besieged Gaza Strip and the occupied territories, a day after Israeli troops unleashed a brutal crackdown on Palestinian protesters, killing dozens of people and wounding over 2,700 others.

Yesterday protests marked the climax of a six-week demonstration on the 70th anniversary of Nakba Day (Day of Catastrophe), May 15, when the Israel entity was created.

World Leaders Warn US Embassy Relocation Would Escalate Mideast Tension

Both friends and foes of the United States have voiced criticism after Washington relocated its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to al-Quds, saying the controversial move would ignite tensions across the Middle East region, according to Press TV.

Britain in a statement on Monday reiterated that the administration of Prime Minister Theresa May had no plans to move its mission to al-Quds and still disagreed with the US decision.

"We disagree with the US decision to move its embassy to Jerusalem [al-Quds] and recognize Jerusalem [al-Quds] as the Israeli capital before a final status agreement," a spokesman for May said in the statement.

US Embassy Officially Opened in Al-Quds amid Gaza Massacre

The United States has officially announced the opening of its new embassy in al-Quds amid deadly Israeli crackdown on widespread protests by Palestinians in the occupied territories.

"Today we open the United States embassy in Jerusalem [al-Quds], Israel," US Ambassador to [Israel] David Friedman said at the beginning of the inaugural ceremony on Monday, attended by a US delegation from Washington and leaders of the Israeli regime, according to Press TV.

Among the participants were US President Donald Trump’s daughter, Ivanka, and her husband Jared Kushner, who has been tasked by Washington to "negotiate" an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Putin to Meet with EAEU Leaders in Sochi

MOSCOW- Russian President Vladimir Putin will have a number of bilateral international meetings on the sidelines of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) summit in Sochi on May 14. He is expected to meet with newly-elected Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan, Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko, Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev, Kyrgyz President Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Yukiya Amano, Acting Presidential Aide Yuri Ushakov said.