Updated in: 19 August 2017 - 14:12
Syrian Army completes its operations in different areas

Syrian Army completes its operations in different areas

TEHRAN (defapres) – A military source said that Syrian Arab Army units, in cooperation with supporting forces, completed the first stage of its operations with the convergence of forces operating in Raqqa, Hama and Homs, fully encircling the remaining ISIL terrorists in Uqayrbat area.
Terrorism in name of race, religion 'plain terror'

Terrorism in name of race, religion 'plain terror'

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran's foreign minister condemned US president's dual approach to terrorism regarding the tragic incidents happened in Charlottesville and Barcelona.
Lebanon Starts Offensive on Daesh near Border with Syria

Lebanon Starts Offensive on Daesh near Border with Syria

TEHRAN (defapress) – Lebanon's army on Saturday announced the start of a military campaign to clear Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) militants from a remote corner near the frontier with Syria.
Trump again Puts Off Afghanistan War Decision

Trump again Puts Off Afghanistan War Decision

TEHRAN (defapress) - President Trump on Friday again deferred on choosing a path forward for the 16-year-old Afghanistan war, despite a high-level meeting at Camp David to discuss options with his core national security team.
Russia-Iran Friendly Will Not Be Held in Moscow, Official Says

Russia-Iran Friendly Will Not Be Held in Moscow, Official Says

TEHRAN (defapress) – The friendly football match between the Russian and Iranian national teams will not be held in Moscow, capital of Russia, Vitaly Mutko, the president of the Russian Football Union (RFU), told TASS.
Preparations Being Made for New High-Level Astana Talks on Syria
Russia:

Preparations Being Made for New High-Level Astana Talks on Syria

TEHRAN (defapress) - The Russian Foreign Ministry said preparations are being made by the country, Iran, and Turkey, as well as the Syrian government and opposition, for a next round of high-level conflict resolution talks in Kazakhstan’s Astana.
Tehran, Moscow May Implement Oil-for-Goods Barter Deal
Russian Minister:

Tehran, Moscow May Implement Oil-for-Goods Barter Deal

TEHRAN (defapress) – Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said Tehran would start selling crude oil to Moscow in exchange for products in the coming month.
EU Council Does Not Plan to Hold Emergency Meeting after Barcelona Attack

EU Council Does Not Plan to Hold Emergency Meeting after Barcelona Attack

TEHRAN (defapress) - The European Union Council has no plans for calling an emergency meeting of the justice and home affairs ministers in connection with the recent attack in Barcelona, an EU source told Sputnik on Saturday.
US undermining validity of int'l reports
Former CIA official:

US undermining validity of int'l reports

TEHRAN(defapress)– Politicizing the 'international open source information' by Washington would undermine the utility of such reports, a former CIA official said, referring to President Donald Trump's attempts to kill Iran nuclear deal.
US outright threats against paragraph 28 of JCPOA
Iran's UN envoy:

US outright threats against paragraph 28 of JCPOA

TEHTAN (defapress ) Iranian ambassador to the United Nations urged his Americn counterpart to learn lessons of history, adding that US officials provocative statements and their explicit threats against Iran undermine paragraph 28 of the Iran nuclear deal.
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