UN Failed to Do its Duty to Settle the Crisis in Syria, Says Boroujerdi

 TEHRAN - Senior parliamentary official Alaeddin Boroujerdi says the United Nations has failed to do its duty to settle the long crisis in Syria imposed on the Syrian nation.

Chairman of Iran's Parliament National Security and Foreign Policy Commission Alaeddin Boroujerdi made the remarks on Saturday in response to some news about the UN extending an invitation to Iran for talks on Syria’s Constitution.

“My assumption is that the UN special envoy for Syria is trying to mount an already saddled horse and tout [the UN role] in drafting the Syria Constitution, because the role of the three guarantor states – Iran, Russia and Turkey – in easing the Syrian crisis and settling the country’s problems is undeniable,” said Boroujerdi.

Jordan MPs Seek Scrapping Peace Deal with Zionist Entity

Jordanian lawmakers say they are fiercely opposed to the appointment of a new ambassador to Israel, demanding that the peace treaty with Tel Aviv should be scrapped.

Ghassan Majali is expected to replace the Ambassador to Israel Walid Obeidat, who is set to conclude his tenure after more than five years.

Lawmakers say if Jordan decides to appoint an ambassador to Israel, it should change the nature of its position.

UNICEF Condemns Latest Saudi - Led Airstrike on Yemeni Children

The UN International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) has denounced a recent Saudi deadly airstrike in Yemen’s Hudaydah province that killed over two dozen children, according to Press T.V.

The carnage took place in Durayhimi city on Thursday, when a Saudi-led strike hit a civilian vehicle, killing 31 people, mostly children. The attack came about two weeks after a Saudi-led warplane hit a school bus in the northern province of Sa’ada with a 227-kilogram laser-guided Mark 82 bomb, killing a total of 51 people, including 40 children, and leaving nearly 80 others wounded.

Rouhani Has 'No Doubt about Final Victory over Enemy'

President Hassan Rouhani says he has no doubt that the Iranian nation will emerge victorious from US sanctions against the Islamic Republic.

Iranians need to stand in unity against conspiracies hatched by the enemies like Israel and the US, he said Saturday, adding this was the path already shown to the nation by the late founder of the Islamic Republic Imam Khomeini. 

"Today is one of the difficult and hard days for Iran against foreign conspiracies, but the path of the late Imam can save the people and the country," Rouhani said on the advent of Iran's Government Week.

Moscow Calls on Washington, London and Paris to stop Using Chemical Issue to Exert Pressure on Damascus

MOSCOW- Russia calls on the US, the UK and France to stop using the chemical issue to exert pressure over Damascus and its allies, the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement released on Friday, according to Itar Tass.

The ministry pointed to the statement made by the Western "Three" - the three permanent members of the UN Security Council - on the fifth anniversary of the tragedy with the alleged use of sarin in Eastern Ghouta. The ministry noted that it is regrettable that Washington, London and Paris used this date, which is tragic for the Syrian people and the whole global community, for promoting their destructive course aimed at discrediting the Syrian government, Tass said.