Iran’s Parliament Speaker Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf said the presence of foreign military forces puts regional security at risk, expressing hope that the countries in the region will join hands to expel foreign troops from the Persian Gulf region.
Myanmar security forces opened fire on anti-coup protesters in the commercial capital Yangon on Sunday as demonstrators continued to defy military rule, a day after the country’s civilian leaders said the people should have the right to defend themselves.
At least six protesters were killed by security forces in Myanmar, witnesses and media reported, as activists marked the death anniversary on Saturday of a student whose killing in 1988 sparked an uprising against the military government.
Deputy Commander of Iran's Army for Coordination Affairs, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Sunday that Iran has managed to domestically create a defense power that is counted on and cannot be ignored in the world.
Myanmar’s military junta guaranteed on Tuesday that it would hold an election and hand over power, denied its ouster of an elected government was a coup, or that its leaders were detained, and accused protesters of violence and intimidation.
The Chinese government said Wednesday that actions like its warplanes flying near Taiwan last weekend are a warning against both foreign interference in Taiwan and any independence moves by the island.