Iranian and Russian defense ministers held talks on enhancement of mutual cooperation between the two countries’ armed forces in a bid to strengthen regional and global stability and security and in the fight against terrorism.
Hundreds of prominent Islamic figures from across the world have condemned a recent deadly terrorist attack on Muslim worshipers at two mosques in New Zealand, saying the assault was “the awful outcome of systemic and institutionalized Islamophobia.”
A senior Iranian security official says the joint fight with Syria against terrorism has contributed to regional and international security, emphasizing that the two nations will continue their cooperation until the eradication of the scourge in the Arab country.
The Iranian Foreign Ministry has condemned a decision by the European Union to place two Iranian individuals and a department of the Iranian Intelligence Ministry on its “terror” list over what it calls links to “foiled attacks” in Europe.
China has pledged to help Afghanistan and Pakistan put into effect a memorandum of understanding signed by the three sides on security cooperation aimed at curbing militancy and ending longstanding suspicions between Kabul and Islamabad over security issues.
A Bahraini court has sentenced four of its nationals to death for their alleged roles in a deadly bombing last year as the ruling Al Khalifah regime presses ahead with its heavy-handed clampdown on political dissidents and pro-democracy campaigners in the Persian Gulf kingdom.
Prosecutors in Britain have decided to downplay threats posed by a senior Islamophobic figure who touted attacks against Muslims and immigrants, saying evidences against the man, who allegedly built explosive devices in his home for a planned attack on Muslims, were “insufficient” to charge him with terror-related offences.