Iranian officials extended congratulations to Iraq’s new Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi for his election, describing the move as an “important and necessary” step towards establishing a new government in the Arab country.
Iraq's parliament has elected speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi, former governor of the western province of Anbar, marking the first step towards forming the new government four months after national elections.
Secretary General of the US-led North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Jens Stoltenberg has described as a matter of “national decision” Turkey’s plan to purchase the advanced Russian-built S-400 air defense missile system, regardless of strong opposition and warnings from the United States.
Europe should take action to neutralize the consequences of the US decision to quit the 2015 Iran nuclear accord to ensure its own long-term economic interests, Iran’s foreign minister said in an interview published on Saturday.
Clashes have broken out between Israeli military forces and a group of Palestinian protesters over the demolition of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank as the Tel Aviv regime presses ahead with its land expropriation policies in the occupied territories irrespective of great international outcry.