Iranian Leader's Top Aide Asks Withdrawal of Uninvited Foreigners from Syria

TEHRAN - Iranian Supreme Leader's top adviser for international affairs Ali Akbar Velayati dismissed the western calls for ending Tehran's military advisory role in Syria, stressing that other foreign troops who have been deployed in the Arab country without permission should withdraw.

"Iran is present in Syria at the invitation of the legal Syrian government," Velayati told reporters in Tehran on Wednesday, according to Fars News Agency.

"Those who are in Syria without the permission of the legal government should leave the country," he added.

Zionist regime sees survival in waging wars: Iran

Tehran– The occupying Zionist regime of Israel is trying to wage conflicts and tensions in the region to secure its survival, Iran's Foreign Ministry spokesman said.

The remarks by Bahram Qasemi were made late on Wednesday in reaction to Germany's stance on what the European nation described as Iran's role in escalating tensions following the downing of a Zionist regime fighter-bomber by the Syrian army, IRNA reported.

All Enemies' Plots to Harm Iran Unity Thwarted, Says IRGC Commander

The chief commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has hailed the peaceful coexistence among Iranians, saying all plots hatched by enemies to undermine national unity and solidarity in the country has been thwarted.

The enemies are making considerable efforts to harm the Iranian nation's unity and solidarity, but all their plots have always been neutralized thanks to the guidelines of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei and the prudence of Iranians, Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said on Tuesday.

Middle East Security Hinges on Regional Cooperation, Says Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says security and peace will be restored to the Middle East and the Arab Gulf regions only if there is cooperation among all regional countries.

Zarif made the comments upon his arrival in Kuwait City on Tuesday to take part in the three-day Kuwait International Conference for the Reconstruction of Iraq (KICRI).

"The stability and progress of Iraq is very important for the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iran has always stood by the Iraqi people," he said.

Saudi Cluster Bombs Continue to Endanger Yemeni Kids’ Lives

Thousands of innocent children continue to fall victim to Saudi Arabia’s use of cluster bombs in aerial attacks on residential areas across the Yemen, corroborating assertions of violation of international law in the impoverished Arab country.

Derhim al-Tuheiti was playing in a farming field in an area in Yemen’s western coastal province of Hudaydah, located 150 kilometers southwest of the capital Sana'a, less than a week ago when he found an unexploded cluster bomb.

He took it home, believing it was a toy or a piece of scrap metal. All at once, like deafening firecrackers, explosions ripped through the building, seriously injuring Derhim, his mother and siblings.