Hossein Amir Abdollahian – former deputy foreign minister for Arab and African affairs and now Parliamentary Director General for International Affairs and Assistant Speaker of Parliament – spoke about the internal crisis in Turkey and the relations between Ankara and Tehran. Speaking with Sputnik, Hossein Amir Abdollahian said that it is clear that United States were aware of the military coup attempt against Erdogan. He also added that the US military presence in the air base of Incirlik is unacceptable and represents a clear meddling in the internal affair of Turkey.
Hossein Amir Abdollahian underlined that the relations between Iran and Turkey is “strategic” and that, during the military coup attempt, Tehran supported Erdogan for the same reasons it supports Assad in Syria. Hossein Amir Abdollahian invited Turkey to rethink its foreign policy and to act in a realist manner.
The Iranian regime has arrested 11 Christians in the city of Isfahan. The eleven were transferred in an unknown location and no information is available about their situation. It seems that the arrested were former Muslims converted to Christianity. In Iran it is forbidden to leave the Shia religion. Who decided to convert, is considered an “apostate”, a crime which could be also punished with the death penalty.
Source: al-Masdar News
Russian media have published pictures of Russian supersonic bombers TU-22 in the Iranian airport of Hamedan. According to the Russian media, Moscow will bomb the Syrian rebels also from this airport. In this way, the Russian forces will reduce the distance to Syria (saving fuel) and will increase the numbers of attacks. Moscow also announced that Russia and United States are close to start a joint military action against “terrorists” in the city of Aleppo. Last month, Russia has also announced the expansion of the Hmeimim Air Base in Latakia in order to receive strategic bombers, which can also carry nuclear warheads.
Source: Youtube, Iran Human Rights
Below the video of a public execution which happened in Iran on August 10. The prisoner was hanged in public, using an industrial crane, in the city of Karaj. In these days, two prisoners were hanged in public in Iran and other two in the prison of Rajai Shahr. Considering how Iran uses the cranes, it is important for the Western businessmen to two twice before starting business with Tehran: it is very simple to become accomplices of Iranian regime’s abuses of human rights!
Source: @oryxspioenkop, Capacious10
Below four pictures, which show how the Iranian weapons are going in the hands of the Isis’s branch in the Sinai Peninsula. In particular, it is clear that Ansar Bait al-Maqdis – which pledged allegiance to Isis in November 2014 – used the Iranian AM-50 sniper rifle against the Egyptian army. More: Ansar Bait al-Maqdis used also the anti-tank rocket “Kornet”, which was originally produced in Russia, but was after updated in Iran. These photos are not only the demonstrations of the relations between Iran and the armed groups of the Gaza Strip, but also the proof of the relations between Hamas and Islamic Jihad with Isis.
Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, former President of Iran, sent a letter to US President Barack Obama via the Swiss Embassy in Tehran. The letter has been sent on Monday, but for the moment the text of the letter is not available. This is not the first time that Ahmadinejad sent a letter to Obama: the first time was in 2008, after the election of Barack Obama to US Presidency (Washington Post). Ahmadinejad is preparing his political return and said that he is ready to candidate himself to the next Iranian presidential election in 2017.
Al-Arabiya denounced that the Iranian regime is smuggling terrorists of al-Qaeda in different countries, in order to achieve its political goals. These terrorists are smuggled in countries like Iraq, Syria, Libya and Turkmenistan. The terrorists are not only entering in organization like Jibhat al-Nusra (today Jabhat Fateh al-Sham), but also inside Daesh.
The report also says that, when Osama Bin Laden was alive, he managed all the relations with Iran. After his death, Iran started a double strategy with the Salafi terrorists on its soil: first, as said before, it smuggled them outside the Islamic Republic. Second, is using them as a tool in exchange agreements, like what happened with Abu Hafs, who was repatriated to Mauritania from Iran (The Long War Journal).
In a series of tweets published on his official account, the Head of General Security for the Emirate of Dubai, Liutenant General Dahi Khalfan Tamim, invites to assassinate the Commander of the Iranian Qods Force Qassem Soleimani, while he is visiting Iraq. In one of the tweets, Dahi Khalfan remembered the threats of Soleimani against Bahrain and underlined that killing him represent a duty.
Asaad al-Zouri, head of Syrian opposition delegation in Geneva, denounced that the Iranian regime is ready to send 4000 additional fighters in Aleppo. The new fighters, will be composed not only by Iranian Pasdaran, but also by Afghan militias. Al-Zouri underlined that Iran is sending more and more Afghans, in order to compensate the huge number of losses suffered in Syria. The new fighters will arrive from the South of Damascus, where they are undergoing their training. The former official of Syrian army, added also that Hezbollah is sending a large number of minors in the battle fronts and that, until now, there are more than 80 thousand pro-Iranian fighters in Syria fighting for Bashar al-Assad.