Syria’s Assad vows ‘full support’ for Iran after U.K. intercepts tanker

Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad vows his full support for Iran, after the UK intercepts an Iranian oil-tanker. In a statement Thursday Assad said Syria fully supports the Islamic Republic and the Iranian nation, against, what he calls all acts of aggression. Assad adds, the Ayatollah Regime is fighting to protect its rights, and faces illegal threats by the world powers. His statement comes after British Royal Marines intercepted an Iranian tanker, bound for Syria, in the Gibraltar Strait.

U.S. airstrike in Syria kills 6 Al-Qaeda commanders

U.S. forces in Syria reently struck an al-Qaeda compound, which resulted in the deaths of several militants. In a statement Monday, the U.S. Central Command says the airstrike took place in northern Syria Sunday and targeted an al-Qaeda training camp.

Russian Pres. Putin speaks out on meeting with Pres. Trump

Russian President Vladimir Putin’ said his meeting with President Trump was “good”, very businesslike, and pragmatic. Putin made the remark while speaking at the G20 summit in Japan, and also noted he and President Trump spoke on issues of mutual interest, such as the situation is Syria. He said Russia is in “constant” dialogue, with the U.S. and its partners on Syria, in order to “coordinate” actions and “efforts to fight terrorism.” Putin also addressed improving the U.S.-Russia relationship.