US Pushing for Federalism in Syria: Adviser

DAMASCUS - A senior adviser to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad lashed out at the US-led military coalition for its attempts to displace people from the cities of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor, denouncing it as part of a plot to prepare the ground for federalism in Syria.

Russian General Urges Syrians to Join Fight against Terrorists

TEHRAN - Deputy Commander of the Russian military contingent in Syria Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko called on the Syrian people to combat terrorism in the first-ever televised address of a representative of the Russian center for Syrian reconciliation since its foundation.

Iran urges US to be realistic about nuclear deal

Aug. 17 – Iranian FM spokesman has dismissed the anti-Tehran remarks made by his American counterpart Heather Nauert, advising the US administration to be realistic about Iran’s role in the Middle East and the multilateral nuclear deal.

Iran, Turkey urge against Kurdish referendum plan

Aug. 17 – Iran and Turkey have urged against a decision by Iraqi Kurdistan Region to hold an independence referendum, saying the Region’s separation from Iraq would undermine security across the whole Middle East.
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