President Hassan Rouhani on Monday elaborated on Iran’s stance towards the US attack on a Syrian airfbase, and said that he thinks what the Americans did was not consistent with logic and interests of states as well as region and the international norms, IRNA reported.
The relations between Turkey and the European Union are going through a fragile period as Ankara widens its crackdown on dissent. The EU has harshly criticized Turkey’s recent arrests of several leaders and lawmakers from the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP), calling for their immediate release. Turkey, however, has defended the measure, saying the opposition party has been financially supporting the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militant group.
The Middle East has witnessed many developments since the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 which toppled the former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. Undeniably, Iran has played a significant role in the region since then while its rival Saudi Arabia suffered many defeats. The Arab kingdom invaded its southern neighbor Yemen after it failed to advance its agenda in Iraq and Syria where Iran gave substantial assistance to government forces fighting Takfiri terrorists. The Islamic Republic of Iran has been trying to end the war on Yemen through diplomacy. The following is an interview with political expert Sabah Zanganeh.