Iran’s coverage: IRGC vows enhanced Iranian missile power in face of threats

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IRGC vows to accelerate missile progress after Trump’s speech 

 The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps denounced the “featherbrained” US president for his recent insults against the Iranian nation and his hostile comments about the IRGC, pledging that it will press on with plans to broaden its regional clout and boost Iran’s missile power.

Iran’s UN envoy: Israeli occupation of Palestine source of Middle East conflicts 

 Iran’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo says Israel’s occupation of the Palestinian territories is the origin of all problems in the Middle East.

Iran top military official meets Syrian president in Damascus 

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri held talks on Thursday with the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad congratulating the Syrian Army and armed forces on their recent victory over the terrorists of Daesh.

Iran, Syria to boost military cooperation in war on terror 

Senior military officials from Iran and Syria discussed the latest developments in the region and ways for closer cooperation between the two allies in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

Ministers weigh plans to broaden Iran-Russia defense ties 

Iranian and Russian defense ministers explored avenues for the enhancement of military cooperation between Tehran and Moscow in the fight against terrorism and extremism.

Turkey’s Iran policy hasn’t changed, despite Trump’: Erdogan 

Asked about US President Donald Trump’s strong criticism against the nuclear deal with Iran, suggesting fresh sanctions on the Iranian government, Erdoğan said Turkey’s position on Iran “has not changed.”

Washington anti-deal approach shows US irresponsibility: Russian official

Russian deputy foreign minister described on Thursday the approach adopted by the US administration against the Iran Nuclear Deal as a sign of Washington’s irresponsibility.

UK Foreign Ministry had ordered use of “Persian Gulf” 

 Iran’s ambassador to London said the Foreign Ministry of UK has issued an official instruction set on using the term “Persian Gulf” in a confidential document.

Commander hails popular support for IRGC 

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari commended the Iranian nation for its fervent support for the IRGC following the US president’s harsh stances and described boosting the country’s defense power as a top priority.

Yildirim, Jahangiri discuss Syria, Iraq 

Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim met with Iranian First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri in capital Ankara on Thursday.