The new Minister of Defense proposed by President Rouhani, Brigadier General Amir Hatami, expressed support for terrorism during his speech in front of the members of the Parliament. Speaking about the new sanctions passed by US against Iran, Hatami said that he will give “unquestionably support to the resistance front, to the Qods Force and to Major General Soleimani”. Practically, this will mean that Tehran will continue not only to finance the Qods Force’s activities abroad – which have the goal to spread the Khomeini’s ideology – but also many terrorist organizations, like Hezbollah, Hamas, the Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine and even al-Qaeda and the Taliban!
Source: Tasnim News
Reacting indirectly to the words of President Hassan Rouhani, the head of the Iranian Pasdaran Ali Jafari, said that the IRGC and the Basij are ready to use their abilities for the reconstruction of the country and to improve the living condition of the Iranian people. He remarked that the Revolutionary Guard economic activity is not based on profits, but to serve the Islamic Republic. He also added that, for this reason, Iran does not need to rely on foreigners. Finally, Jafari stressed that the IRGC are ready to use their missiles against the enemies, to safeguard the country.
Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information announced the arrest of three members of the Iranian Pasdaran, by the Saudi Royal Navy. In the statement, the Saudi Ministry said that the three Pasdaran were on a boat loaded with explosive, and their goal was to attack the oil platform at Marajan field (in the Arabian gulf). The boat was one of the three boats intercepted by the Saudi Navy (but the other two managed to escape).
Source: al-Quds.co.uk, Youtube
Recently the Iranian media published videos of Qassem Soleimani, head of the Qods Force, while visiting and praying in the border between Iraq and Syria. During this travel, Soleimani has chosen to be escorted by the members of the Fatemyoun Division, the militia created by the Pasdaran and composed by Afghan fighters, belonging to the Hazara ethnic group.
Why? The website al-Quds al-Arabi, a pan-Arab daily newspaper printed in London, writes that the decision to be escorted by the Afghans, was taken by Soleimani in order to send a message to Saudi Arabia and to the Prime Minister of Iraq al-Abadi, who is visiting Riyadh today: he wanted to said that Iran is an empire, capable to reach an influence which goes from Lebanon to Afghanistan, passing also through the Gulf (the article speaks about the case of Bahrain).
On the top, the video of Soleimani praying during his visit to the border between Iraq and Syria.
Source: Tasnim News
Below the pictures published by the Iranian press agency Tasnim News – close to the Pasdaran – which show the selfies taken by Iranian members of the Parliament, while Isis was attacking the Majlis, killing civilians and security forces.
Source: Mehr News
The head of the IRGC special unit Quds Force, General Qassem Soleimani, sent a letter of congratulation, to the new head of the political bureau of Hamas, Isma’il Haniyeh. In the letter, Soleimani expressed the will to strengthen the relations between the Palestinian terrorist organization and the Iranian regime, and to re-launch the jihad against “Zionist’s arrogance”.
In a post written on his Instagram account, Mohsen Rezaei – Commander of Pasdaran and actual Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council – compared the Saudi Arabia of King Salman, to the Iraq of Saddam Hussein. For Rezaei, Saudi Arabia wants to organize a big regional coalition against Iran and wants to play the role that Saddam has played. Because of this reason, Rezaei invited the Iranian political establishment to take seriously the Riyadh’s actions.
In a joint declaration, 156 members of the European Parliament declared that the Iranian election are a fraud, because they are nor free nor equal. They remember that under the Government of Rouhani, more than 3000 prisoners were hanged. In the document, sent also to Mrs. Mogherini, the EU MPs condemned the Iranian role in the Syrian conflict and asked to insert the Pasdaran in the list of the terrorist organizations. Speaking about human rights, the EU MPs asked to establish a UN special commission to inquiry the massacre of 30,000 opponents in 1988, denouncing the complicity in that massacre of the actual Minister of Justice Mostafa Pourmohammadi, and the Presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi. At the end of the letter, the European MPs invited EU to condition the development of the relations with Iran, to the respect of the human rights by the Tehran’s regime.
Source: Tasnim News
The cleric Mojataba Zon-Nour, member of the Iranian Parliament and head of the Nuclear Committee of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said that all the 36 US military bases located in countries around the Islamic Republic, are under the range of the Iranian missiles. He also added that Iran has more than 100,000 rockets, stored in underground bases. Mojataba Zon-Nour was the former Deputy Representative of Khamenei in the Pasdaran.