Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Muallem says Iran’s missile strikes against militant positions in the country’s eastern province of Dayr al-Zawr in retaliation for the recent terror attack in the southwestern Iranian city of Ahvaz was part of "legitimate" cooperation between Damascus and Tehran in the fight against terrorism.
Russia announced Monday it will supply Syria's government with more modern, S-300 missile defense systems after last week's downing of a Russian plane by Syria, a friendly fire incident that sent regional tensions over the war-torn country soaring.
Russia's Defense Ministry has released fresh information backing its claim that the missile that shot down a Malaysia Airlines flight over the conflict-ridden eastern Ukraine in 2014 was fired by Kiev forces, refuting evidence by an investigation group that pointed the finger of blame at the Kremlin.
Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qassemi reacted to remarks by the French foreign minister about Iran missile program, saying that the country's missile program is solely for defensive purposes.
A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says defense and missile capabilities are Iran's red line, stressing that Tehran has not held and will never hold any negotiations with Europeans in this regard.