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The aggravating situation in Idleb caused by terrorists’ provocations: Gatilov

MOSCOW, (ST)- Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Office in Geneva and Other International Organizations Gennady Gatilov has affirmed that the aggravating situation in Idleb is the result of the “provocations” carried out by terrorists there.

“The counter-terrorism process in Syria is being carried out by the legitimate Syrian government in accordance with the international Security Council resolutions and other international agreements,” Gatilov said in an interview with Izvestia Newspaper.

“Those trying to make a bargain on this issue and threatening of impeding the political process, because the Syrian state has legally re-established control over its territories, are not interested in the success of the work of the constitutional committee on Syria,” he added.

Iranian politicians and intellectuals hail Syrian Army's victories over terrorism in Aleppo

TEHRAN, (ST)- A number of Iranian politicians and intellectuals have stressed that the victories achieved by the Syrian Arab army in Aleppo and its vicinity are strategic gains for Syria , the region and the world and they prepare the ground form more victories over terrorists and occupying forces in different Syrian areas.

Director of the Center for International Relations and Strategic Studies in Tehran Amir Mousavi said in a statement to SANA correspondent that it is the right of the Syrian army and government to liberate all Syrian areas from terrorism.

He said that the Syrian government has proved its commitment to all the decisions made in the Sochi and Astana meetings but the Turkish side has not implemented its obligations yet towards these decisions, rather it continued to support the terrorist groups by arming and funding them and by providing political cover to their terrorist actions.

Lavrov: Moscow will counter any attempts to justify terrorists

MOSCOW, (ST)- Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has reaffirmed the need to eliminate terrorism in Syria's Idleb, pointing out that Turkey hasn't implemented its obligations pursuant to the Sochi agreement, but it should do so.

In a press conference on Monday with Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan Sirodjiddin Muhriddin, Lavrov said that the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist organization, which has been called so by the UN Security Council, has wide presence in Idleb and its terrorists have launched attacks against civilians in neighboring areas as well as against the positions of the Syrian army and the Russian Hmeimin airbase from the areas where Turkish observation points are located.

The UN Special Committee on Decolonization (C-24) reelects al-Jaafari as its rapporteur

The UN Special Committee on the Situation with Regard to the Implementation of the Declaration on the Granting of Independence to Colonial Countries and Peoples reelected Syria’s Permanent Representative at the UN Dr. Bashar al-Jaafari as its rapporteur.

During the session chaired by UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, the Permanent Representative of Grenada was reelected as the head of the Committee, and the representatives of Indonesia, Cuba, and Sierra Leone as deputy heads.

The Committee on Decolonization is also known as C-24.

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Sabbagh: Syrian army's victories over terrorism in Aleppo is a victory for humanity

DAMASCUS,(ST)_  Speaker of the People's Assembly [Parliament] Hammoda Sabbagh has affirmed that the Syrian army's victories over terrorism and its supporters  in the western and northwestern Aleppo countryside is a victory for humanity.

He indicated that determination could defeat the weapons of murder and terrorism.