Putin discusses Syria, economic ties with Iran's Rouhani

Rouhani said Iran welcomes interaction with Turkey and Russian Federation to safeguard a ceasefire in Syria under the supervision of the United Nations.

The Supreme Leader's comments come a week after President Donald Trump signed a $110 billion weapons deal with Saudi Arabia during his visit to the kingdom.

"In the near future, we will witness much closer cooperation between the two countries", he was quoted as saying. "The remarks by the enemies of the Iranian nation against Iran's missile power are out of ignorance".

"The United States and Israel can declare with one voice that Iran must never be allowed to possess a nuclear weapon, and must cease its deadly funding, training and equipping of terrorists and militias", he added.

"We will increase our missile power".

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Duterte said Wednesday that militants who have laid siege to the city of Marawi had decapitated the police chief of Malabang. The gunmen planted black IS flags, took a priest and up to 14 other people hostage from a church, and set fire to buildings.

At the Tehran press conference, Rouhani also defended Iran's ballistic missile program, something heavily criticized by Trump's new administration. It is time to take firm action against Iran's terrorism and fundamentalism endeavours, it's unsafe ballistic missile program and its meddling in the affairs of others. King Salman called Iran the "spearhead of global terrorism".

The report added that the Qatari Emir said in response that talks between Iran and the Arab states of the Persian Gulf should continue. "This is a very important entity in the region as it has provided Iran's utmost national security and interests".

The legislation would impose mandatory sanctions on all individuals associated with Iran's ballistic missile program, as well as those who perform transactions with them.

But according to experts, although sanctions had harmed Iran's economy, the country appeared nowhere near a state of collapse.

"The editor-in-chief of the Kayhan daily described recent remarks made by [Iranian President Hassan] Rouhani against various entities inside the Iranian government as fuel to provoke the U.S. and the sheikhs of various Arab countries", the piece reads.

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He was less flattering in his assessment of the Trump administration so far. "Once we have finalized our conclusions, we will meet the challenges Iran poses with clarity and conviction".

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Trump of being "hand in hand with the supporters of terrorism, human rights victimised in the dances of swords".

"The Obama administration treated the Iranians with kid gloves because that was to get the nuclear deal", the source said. Both Saudi Arabia and Iran have supported various armed groups in the Middle East and beyond. "We will not wait for them and their permission".

Update 1:18 p.m.: This post has been updated with more information.

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