OIC Must Give Due Response to Israel’s Carnage, Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has once again censured Israel’s recent massacre of Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip, calling on Muslim nations to give “a due response” to the regime’s latest crime.

In a phone conversation with Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani on Thursday, Rouhani described Tel Aviv’s carnage of Gazans as a “criminal” act, saying Islamic countries should discuss “a proper response” to the regime's latest bloodshed during the upcoming summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Turkey, Press TV reported.

The Israeli military on Monday resorted to snipers, tank fire and live ammunition to break up another Palestinian mass protest near the fence separating Gaza from the occupied territories.

Putin: Russian cruise missile-armed ships to remain in Syrian waters to prevent terrorist comeback

Russia will keep its warships – armed with Kalibr cruise missiles – in the Mediterranean to thwart the possible re-emergence of terrorist groups in Syria, President Vladimir Putin said, hailing the navy’s operations overseas.

Russia’s standing naval task force, which includes warships equipped with Kalibr-class cruise missiles, will remain off Syrian shores on permanent deployment “given the persistent threat of terrorist incursions” in the country, Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday, RT reported.

Iran not to refrain from any attempt to defend Palestinians' rights

TEHRAN– The government of the Islamic Republic of Iran issued a statement Tue. to strongly condemn the recent crimes of the Israeli Regime in a joint, provocative scenario by the US government.

The Government’s statement which was issued on Tuesday is as follows:

Yesterday, which coincided with the day of misery, the anniversary of the occupation of Palestine and the establishment of the fake Zionist Regime, the occupied territories once again, as in the past 70 years, witnessed the death of dozens of people and the wounding of thousands of defenseless, innocent people of Palestine by the Holy Quds occupiers, Mehr News reported.

Iran urges int'l forums to react to massacre of Palestinians

Tehran - Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi strongly condemned the 'unprecedented' massacre of Palestinian people in Gaza Strip by the Zionist regime on Monday.

The spokesman also called on the international organizations to immediately show reaction to the latest crime of the Zionist regime, IRNA reported.

The barbaric and brutal massacre of scores of Palestinians and wounding of thousands of others involved in a peaceful rally to mark the anniversary of the occupation of their homeland by the Zionist regime and to protest against the relocation of US embassy to Quds is strongly condemned, he said.

Nasrallah: Victory in Syria Was Achieved by the Syrians Themselves

BEIRUT– Secretary General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah, Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah, said that the real victory in Syria was made primarily by the Syrians themselves, and that Syria’s allies had the honor of participating in it, SANA reported.

In a speech on Monday, Nasrallah said that Syria’s enemies wanted it to become a scene of bloodshed and war, but the Syrian Arab Army, with the support of its allies, foiled the attempts to divide the country and weaken it.