Updated in: 23 August 2017 - 17:50
Iraq Not to Recognize Results of Referendum in Kurdistan Region
National Security Advisor:

Iraq Not to Recognize Results of Referendum in Kurdistan Region

TEHRAN (defapress)- Iraqi National Security Advisor Falah al-Fayaz underlined that the country will not recognize the results of an independence referendum that is said to be held in the Kurdistan region soon, adding that such a move is only meant to please Israel.
Syrian army destroys ISIL vehicles, tunnel in Deir Ezzor

Syrian army destroys ISIL vehicles, tunnel in Deir Ezzor

TEHRAN (defapress) – The Syrian Air Force and artillery force destroyed ISIL gatherings and machinegun-equipped vehicles in the surroundings of Liwa’a al-Tamin, the Panorama, al-Ummal and al-Orfi neighborhoods.
Palestinian issue top priority of Islamic world
deputy FM:

Palestinian issue top priority of Islamic world

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Jaberi Ansari said that the Palestinian issue and the fight against Zionists hold the top priority of the Islamic World.
Mohsen Hashemi Takes Helm at Tehran City Council

Mohsen Hashemi Takes Helm at Tehran City Council

TEHRAN (defapress) - Mohsen Hashemi Rafsanjani, the son of late Ayatollah Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, was elected as the new chairman of Tehran’s City Council by a unanimous vote on Wednesday.
Israel, Terrorism Major Threats to Lebanon
Premier:

Israel, Terrorism Major Threats to Lebanon

TEHRAN (defapress) the two main threats to his country and to the region.
Def. Min. pledges support for Resistance Front

Def. Min. pledges support for Resistance Front

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s newly-appointed Defense Minister Hatami said his Ministry would relentlessly continue its impartial support for IRGC, the Army and the Law Enforcement Force in defense and missile arenas.
Syrian army establishes control over strategic hill in Hama

Syrian army establishes control over strategic hill in Hama

TEHRAN (defapress) – In the framework of their continued operations against ISIL hotbeds in the area of Oqairbat in the eastern countryside of Hama province, Syrian Arab Army units, in cooperation with the supporting forces, have carried out intensive operations in the direction of Jana al-Albawi village over the past night.
Deputy FM meets with Hezbollah chief Nasrallah

Deputy FM meets with Hezbollah chief Nasrallah

TEHRAN (defapress) – Iran’s Deputy FM Jaberi Ansari, while in the Lebanese capital, met and talked with Hezbollah chief Seyyed Hassan Nasrallah.
KRG referendum to deepen issues between Erbil, Baghdad

KRG referendum to deepen issues between Erbil, Baghdad

TEHRAN (defapress) – Turkey's ruling party AKP deputy chair Mehmet Mehdi Eker has said the Iraqi Kurdistan's (IKBY) decision to set up an independence referendum would not solve any of the problems that the IKBY and Iraq face, but will deepen the problems.
Daesh Seeking to Split Regional Nations
Iranian Commander:

Daesh Seeking to Split Regional Nations

TEHRAN (defapress) – A senior commander of the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force (IRIAF) highlighted the root causes of the emergence of the Daesh (ISIS or ISIL) terrorist group in the Middle East and said the US and Israel have created the group to break up regional nations.
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