#Iran

Iran's Regime and Its Promises

Oct 11, 2021

Iran’s regime is playing the same game of ‘jam tomorrow’ promises in the four Arab nations across the region which it claims to control. In Lebanon, where the national power grid has effectively collapsed, Iranian foreign minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahia last week vowed that Iran would be building two power stations. The regime in Tehran is also promising to fund reconstruction in Syria, Iraq and Yemen; some observers might suggest this is only fair after it helped fund and help carry out much of the destruction, along with mass displacement and refugee crises, in all three countries.

Deep influence: A new study on the Iranian role in re-engineering Syrian society

The Harmon Center for Contemporary Studies has issued an extensive study on the Iranian role in Syria, consisting of three sections which analyze the reasons for Iranian interference in Syria and the tools it has used, as well as its policy of re-engineering Syrian society, warning that Iran’s deep influence is likely to continue, even if the Assad regime falls and the ruling order is restructured under a new system.

Coronavirus kills Iranian militia members, east of Aleppo, militia hospital overwhelmed, refusing to receive more cases: report

Apr 15, 2021

Dozens of Iranian regime militia members have reportedly died in the past few days in rural Aleppo from the COVID-19 coronavirus, amid accusations of negligence by the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) regarding high levels of infections among its members and affiliated militias.

Iranian militia kills four members of one family in E. Aleppo

Mar 24, 2021

Iranian militiamen reportedly killed a father, mother and two of their children in countryside in eastern Aleppo countryside on Tuesday (March 23).

A report on the Al-Khabur news site reported that the victims were searching for truffles in the vicinity of the village of Al-Mohsen south of the town of Maskana in eastern Aleppo when they were shot and killed by the Iranian militias.

The victims were identified as 52-year-old Muhammad Al-Abed, his 44-year-old wife Raghad, and their two unnamed children, a son aged 19 and a daughter aged 26.

Making Sense of Iran and al-Qaeda’s Relationship

Mar 22, 2021

The nature of the relationship between al-Qaeda and Iran is one of the most contentious debates in the counterterrorism community, dividing analysts, policymakers and government officials. The stakes of establishing or disproving the relationship are considerable—meaningful state support is immensely useful to terrorist organizations, especially one being hunted by the U.S. government. Current analytic disagreements are not necessarily about whether al-Qaeda and Iran have a relationship; on that point, there is little room for doubt.

Tensions rising as Hezbollah storms regime-run private hospital, kick out Assad’s forces: report

Mar 14, 2021

The town of Qara in the Qalamoun region, in Damascus Countryside Governorate, is reportedly witnessing rising tensions between Assad’s forces and Hezbollah.

According to local activists, the latest hostilities began when Hezbollah fighters stormed the regime-run private Qara Hospital and expelled Assad’s forces from it last week.

Putin considers slamming the door on Iran and opening a window for Israel

Feb 21, 2021

By Baria Alamuddin, Arab News

A remarkable meeting occurred in January between Syrian and Israeli officials at the Russian base near Latakia in western Syria. It appears to have been precipitated by Israeli concerns about the increasing sophistication of high-precision Iranian missiles and drones in Tehran’s satellite states.

Iran-Backed Militias Move Weapons to Daeshi Tunnels in Deir Ezzor: Report

Feb 20, 2021

The Iranian-backed Afghan Fatemiyoun militias in Deir Ezzor have reportedly begun moving their weapons, ammunition, and rockets to underground tunnels previously dug by the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), better known by the pejorative term Daesh.

The Assad Regime Has Failed to Restore Full Sovereignty Over Syria

Feb 12, 2021

In an official sense, at least, the situation on Syria’s borders has hardly changed at all over the past couple years. The Western agenda still excluded any international solution comparable to what the Dayton Accords established in the former Yugoslavia. Russia and its partners in the “Astana process,” Iran and Turkey, oppose any formal efforts to partition the country or cement the existence of a separate Kurdish entity in the north. Moreover, the problems that followed the partition of Sudan have given Western policymakers serious doubts about the viability of such a solution for Syria.

General Mohsen Rezaei: Iran is a superpower that controls 500 million people in 25 countries

The Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council, General Mohsen Rezaei, reportedly claimed on Sunday (February 7) that Iran is now a superpower which controls 500 million people in 25 countries with an annual trade value of 800 billion dollars.

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