An explosion in Afghanistan
The «Tolo News» TV reported that as a result of an explosion in the province of Ghazni, in the east of Afghanistan, 7 people died and more than 40 were injured. The explosion took place at 4:30 AM by the local time. A suicide bomber blew up a car bomb near the building of the local unit of the National Security Directorate of the Afghan province of Ghazni. The Taliban terrorists claimed the responsibility for the explosion.
The Russian Ministry of Defense reported that over the past day, the Syrian military cleared more than 2 hectares of Syrian territory. «Over the past day the Syrian combat engineer corps have carried out the task of clearing of the terrain and the facilities in the city of Douma, in the province of Damascus, and also in the cities of Jassim and Al-Harrah, in the province of Deraa. 34 explosive devices were found and destroyed» — the ministry reported.
The spiritual leader and the head of Iran, Ali Khamenei, stated that the US forces will be forced to leave Iraq and Syria. «The Americans openly declare that their military forces are stationed in Syria because there is oil there. They will certainly not remain neither in Syria nor in Iraq» — the ‘Tasnim’ news agency quoted his words. Ali Khamenei underlined that the Americans must leave these countries, «and they, no doubt, will be forced to do so». According to Ali Khamenei — «despite the huge funds that the Americans have allocated over the years to create a positive image, today the USA — both the country and their regime — are being hated by a significant part of the world».
The Iranian Foreign Ministry’s press service reported that the Iranian deputy foreign minister, Abbas Aragchi, called the Swiss ambassador that represents the US interests in Iran. Abbas Aragchi warned Washington against the pursuing of the Iranian tankers, heading to Venezuela. It was added that «any kind of threat against the Iranian ships will be immediately followed by a decisive reaction from Iran. The responsibility for such outcome will fall on the US government». The Iranian Foreign Minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, sent a letter to the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterrish, in which he said that «the USA must respect the international law. In particular, the right to the freedom of navigation». The letter had a reminder to the US «on the responsibility in case of any kind of illegal actions, and on the Iranian right to take the necessary steps to counter such threats» — the Iranian Foreign Ministry’s Press Service reported.
The Libyan Government of National Accord, led by Faiz Sarraj, has announced a full control over the ‘Al Vatyya’ airbase — «Libya Alahrar» TV reports. «Libya Alahrar» quoted the commander of the military operations of the Government of National Accord in the Tripoli region, General Abdel Basyt Mervan. He stated that the troops of the Government of National Accord «had completely taken control over the military base of Al-Vatyya». Forces of ‘The Libyan National Army’, commanded of the Field Marshal Khalifa Haftar, were stationed on the air base some time ago. From the beginning of May, the forces of the The Government of National Accord 3 times tried to capture the Al-Vatyya air base, located 100 km south-west of Tripoli. Their last attack was made about a week ago. Until recently the ‘Libyan National Army’ managed to defend their positions.
The ‘IRNA’ news agency reported that on Monday the Iranian parliament voted in favor of a bill to counter-act Israel. The law provides an establishment of a virtual embassy in Jerusalem by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Iran considers Jerusalem to be the capital of Palestine. This measure should be implemented within 6 months from the date of the ratification of the law. The law also prohibits the transit of the Israeli goods through Iran. The Iranian authorities are obliged to provide an assistance to other peoples and states for the «liberation of Jerusalem». Constantine Reztsov, specially for ANNA NEWS.