Updated in: 25 April 2018 - 19:51
Chemical Attack Claims Signal A New Conspiracy against Damascus: Iran

Chemical Attack Claims Signal A New Conspiracy against Damascus: Iran

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi pointed to a recent chemical attack in Syria's Douma in Eastern Ghouta, stressing that claims that the Syrian government used chemical weapons in the city are "conspiratorial" and "illogical".
Hezbollah Chief Urges High Turnout in Lebanon Election

Hezbollah Chief Urges High Turnout in Lebanon Election

TEHRAN (defapress) - Secretary General of Lebanon’s Hezbollah Resistance Movement Seyed Hassan Nasrallah called for massive turnout in the upcoming election, saying national unity and awareness will thwart the hostile plots against Lebanon.
83 nuclear achievements unveiled on Nuclear Tech. Day

83 nuclear achievements unveiled on Nuclear Tech. Day

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran has unveiled 83 nuclear-related achievements during a ceremony marking the National Nuclear Technology Day and attended by President Hassan Rouhani.
Syrian airbase in Homs hit by missile attack

Syrian airbase in Homs hit by missile attack

TEHRAN (defapress) – A T-4 airbase in the Syrian province of Homs has been hit by a missile strike, local media reported, suspecting the United States. However, Pentagon did not confirm the reports of involvement.
Russian military reports no chemical weapons used in vicinity of Syria's Douma

Russian military reports no chemical weapons used in vicinity of Syria's Douma

TEHRAN (defapress) – No chemical weapons were used in the vicinity of the city of Douma in Syria's Eastern Ghouta, and all accusations against the Syrian government troops are fake, the Russian reconciliation center for Syria said on Sunday.
Iran can resume 20% uranium enrichment in 4 days
Nuclear chief:

Iran can resume 20% uranium enrichment in 4 days

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s nuclear chief Ali Akbar Salehi warned Sun. that Tehran needs only four days to ramp up its uranium enrichment to 20% at Fordow plant if US quits the nuclear deal.
US exit from nuclear deal violates compliance with intl. pacts
Russian official:

US exit from nuclear deal violates compliance with intl. pacts

TEHRAN (defapress) – A member of the State Duma of Russia, Leonid Slutsky, said in a meeting with Iran’s Boroujerdi in Tehran that the US withdrawal from nuclear deal contravenes the principle of commitment to international treaties.
Pakistan Blamed for Daesh Presence in North Afghanistan

Pakistan Blamed for Daesh Presence in North Afghanistan

TEHRAN (defapress) – A group of Afghan lawmakers voiced concern about deteriorating security in their country, blaming neighboring Pakistan for facilitating the deployment of some 8,000 members of the Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorist group to northern parts of Afghanistan.
Saudi Crown Prince Acting Under ‘Illusion of Power
Iran’s Defense Minster’:

Saudi Crown Prince Acting Under ‘Illusion of Power

TEHRAN (defapress) – Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has, like many leaders before him, fallen into the trap of the illusion of power, Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said.
Syria to Join Iran-Turkey-Russia Tripartite Process
Arab Analyst:

Syria to Join Iran-Turkey-Russia Tripartite Process

TEHRAN (defapress)- Abdel Bari Atwan, the editor-in-chief of Rai al-Youm newspaper, said the Syria president's invitation to the recent tripartite summit of the Iranian, Turkish and Russian leaders in Ankara has started new equations in the Syrian file and increased the chances of Damascus to join the triangle.
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