The Syrian government has rejected a final communiqué issued following the 14th summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in the Saudi city of Mecca, describing the presence of Iranian military advisors in the conflict-plagued Arab country as “legitimate and lawful.”
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says the illegal presence of US military forces in Syria is a source of instability in the conflict-plagued Arab country, stressing that any solution to the Syria crisis must be in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolution 2254.
A senior Russian official dismissed the Israeli regime’s demand that Iran be forced out of Syria, saying that the issue is none of Tel Aviv’s business as it is Syria’s sovereign right to authorize Iranian forces on its soil.
A senior Iranian commander says the country's military advisors will maintain their presence in Syria, giving more details about a military cooperation agreement reached between Tehran and Damascus this week.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Wednesday after meeting with his Jordanian counterpart that Iran is one of the key powers in the region, and that it would be “absolutely unrealistic” to expect it to abandon its interests.
Syria has strongly denounced the presence of Turkish and US troops around the Arab country’s northern town of Manbij, a day after soldiers of both countries entered the outskirts of the flashpoint town as part of a deal reached between Ankara and Washington to purportedly remove US-backed Kurdish militants from the area and “secure” the region.
A senior advisor to Iran’s Leader Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei said on Wednesday that Iran’s military advisory presence in Syria is legitimate and based on the invitation of Damascus, and called on the US forces to leave the country.
Preliminary archeological excavations in the town of Al Ghareen in the wilayat of Mudhaibi in North Sharqiyah in Oman have revealed the presence of an ancient civilization in Oman with commercial association with the civilizations of Dilmun, Sindh, Mesopotamia and Iran.
The US military is planning to expand boundaries of the Green Zone in the Afghan capital Kabul in an effort to not only bring nearly all Western embassies, NATO and American military headquarters within the protected area, but to prolong US military presence in the country well into the 2020s.
Syrian Ambassador to Tehran, stressing that only the Syrian nation has the right to decide for the future of Syria, said the presence of terrorists at the negotiating table is dangerous for peace process in his country.