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.
US President-elect Donald Trump has come under further criticism for involving his family members in his political duties after his daughter Ivanka has been pictured attending a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Renault is taking on a high profile in Iran. It is already in cooperation deals with the country's largest vehicle manufacturers: Iran Khodro and Saipa. The French auto giant is to set up a joint venture with the state-owned Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO). Renault will hold the majority of the shares.