Three terrorists have been killed by forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) during ”complicated” operations in the western province of Kordestan near Iran’s borders with Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdistan region.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif lashed out at Western countries for financing and harboring terrorists, saying the safe havens provided for these groups in the United States and Europe have given them a platform for organizing the murder of innocent civilians.
The spokesman of Iran’s Ministry of foreign Affairs in response to the US state secretary said on Saturday that American diplomats for a long time were engaged in equipping and supporting terrorists, IRNA reported.
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has described the chances of normal diplomatic relations with neighboring Turkey as remote, stressing that such an ideal cannot be achieved as long as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan supports Takfiri militant groups and is under the heavy influence of Egypt’s so-called Muslim Brotherhood movement.
As tensions are escalating in Syria’s northwestern province of Idlib, the last militant bastion in a nine-year war, Turkey is attempting to hold its grip over the flashpoint region through tens of thousands of militants it supports.
The Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Opposing Sides in Syria says a group of foreign-sponsored Takfiri militants sought to explode several containers with toxic substances in the strategic Saraqib city of the country’s northwestern province of Idlib in a bid to incriminate Syrian government forces as a pretext for possible acts of aggression on army troops.
Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani has expressed Tehran’s support for the Syrian government’s efforts to combat terrorism, saying the United States and some regional countries covertly assist terrorists in their atrocities.
Syrian government forces intercepted and shot down an unmanned aerial vehicle operated by foreign-sponsored Takfiri terrorists as it was flying in the skies close to a major refinery in the country’s central province of Homs.
President Bashar al-Assad said the countries hostile to the Syrian people are still trying to protect terrorists who take civilians as hostages and human shields, stressing that this cannot be allowed to continue.