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Lavrov: The US does not recognize its mistakes in the Middle East

Moscow (ST) Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov criticized the US's non-recognition of the mistakes it committed in the Middle East.

Russia Today Website quoted Lavrov as saying in a televised speech that the US does not recognize impartially the mistakes it committed in the Middle East and North Africa, referring in this regard to the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 under former US President George Bush.

The Russian Minister affirmed that there isn’t any state in the world that obtained good things from the US measures based on interference in other states’ internal affairs and changing their regimes, reminding the international community of the developments in Libya.

South Africa refutes Washington’s allegations regarding Iran’s plans to assassinate US ambassador

Pretoria (ST): The Minister of International Relations in South Africa Naledi Pandor described Washington’s allegations claiming that Iran was planning to assassinate the US ambassador Lana Marx as extremely strange.

Interviewed by the local Sky News Network Naledi said: “It was an extremely strange allegation and our friends in Iran are astonished like us. She wondered “ Why Iran, the very good friend of South Africa would commit a horrible act on our soil?!”

Israeli occupation troops arrest a Palestinian in Bethlehem

Occupied Jerusalem (ST): Israeli forces of occupation arrested a Palestinian in Bethlehem in the West Bank.

WAFA news Agency said that the occupation troops attacked the city of Handara to the east of the city and detained a Palestinian youngster.
Earlier, the occupation troops arrested 22 Palestinians in the West Bank.


Palestinian presidency says US policy of blackmail is doomed to fail

Nabil Abu Rudaineh, spokesman for the Palestinian Presidency , said today that the American policy of blackmail, intimidation and pressure practiced against the Palestinian people is doomed to fail. 

Ankara dragging its feet on meeting its commitments under agreement on Idlib: Russian diplomat

Turkish regime's fulfillment of its obligations under the Russian-Turkish agreements on Syrian Idlib is being delayed, Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said in a briefing on Thursday.