More than the Presidential election come close, more the atmosphere in Iran is becoming heavy. In the last meeting of the Government, the President Rouhani ordered to the Minister of Interior Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli, to investigate (and report) about the recent wave of arrests of media activists in the country. Rouhani also stressed that it is necessary to create the best conditions, to guarantee – to all the people – the participation to the election in security. The President also calls to avoid the intervention in the election of “illegal entities” (which means, in this case, the IRGC).
During the meeting in the capital of Jordan, Amman, between the Saudi King Salman and the King of Jordan Abdullah II, the two leaders approved a joint statement, condemning the Iranian meddling in the internal affairs of the countries of the region, in the Syrian war and in the Yemeni war.
It line with the words of Salman and Abudllah II, the participants to the Arab League Summit of Amman (March 23-29), are ready to take a strong stance against the behavior of the Iranian regime. The Kurdish press agency Rudaw, revealed the draft of an anti-Iranian resolution, which will be approved during the summit. The document, composed by 15 points, condemns: the Iranian meddling in Arab internal affairs; the Iranian promotion of sectarianism; the Iranian attack against Saudi diplomatic missions in Mashhad and Tehran; the Iranian leaders animosity against the Arab countries; the Iranian occupation of the Emirate islands (Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs); the Iranian and Hezbollah attempt to overthrow the Bahrain’s monarchy; the Iranian role in the Syrian and in Yemeni conflicts. The document also underlined the important verify the fully commit of Iran to the respect of the UN resolution 2231 (approved after the nuclear deal signed in Vienna).
More important, the resolution contains also an article, in which it is written that a special four-party commission will be created, under the leadership of the Foreign Minister of Emirates. The other three members will be the foreign ministers of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt (inside commission there will be also the Secretary General of Arab League, which will coordinate the activity of the special commission).
Brigadier General Morteza Saffari, Chancellor of Imam Hossein Comprehensive University, revealed that in 2016, Iran sent around 100 students from the Imam Hossein University in Syria, to fight the jihad for Bashar al Assad. These students were enlisted inside the Revolutionary Guards. Recently another Iranian official, has admitted that Iran has lost 2100 people in the Syrian war.
Source: al-ain; Yemen Press
Iran admitted that it’s taking steps to increase its support to the Houthi militia in Yemen. The goal of Tehran is to transform the Houthi militia in a new Hezbollah. For this reason, the Quds Force is working to transfer to Sana’a more sophisticated weapons and more military advisers. As proved, the Islamic Republic sends weapons to the Houthi from Somalia, using especially small fishing boats, which are difficult to detect. In Yemen, the main port used by Iran to transfer the weapons to the local Shia militia is the Port of Mukalla. It also seems that, in order to achieve its goal, Tehran is sending the Afghan and Shi’ite Arab veterans of the Syrian war in Yemen, to train the Houthi.
Maj. Gen. Ahmed Saif Al Yafei, Deputy Chief of the Yemeni Army, denounced that Iran is using the so called “Seven Brothers Islands” (also known as Seba Islands), an archipelago close to the Bab-el Mandeb Strait, as the first way to smuggle weapons in Yemen. From the Seba Islands, the Iranian Pasdaran are sending the weapons to the Yemeni ports of Hodeidah and Mokha. The Seba Islands are controlled by the Republic of Djibouti. Maj. Gen. Yafei also denounced the involvement of Hezbollah in the weapons smuggling and the fact that many commanders Houthi killed by Yemeni Army, have graduated in Iranian academies.
Source: al-Quds al-Arabi
In an interview published in Arabic on al-Quds al-Arabi, Italian ex Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi, denounced the Iranian regime connections with the Sunni terrorist group al-Qaeda. In particular, Ambassador Terzi denounced that Tehran is using especially Hezbollah to maintain the relations with al-Qaeda, in order to keep a low profile. Terzi explained that the relations between Iran and al-Qaeda started in early 1990 in Sudan, promoted by Hasan al Turabi. Using the Quds Force, the Islamic Republic has become a safe heaven for the terrorists of al-Qaeda, also for Sunni terrorists who arrived in Syria after 2011. About the intelligence relations between Damascus and Rome, Terzi expressed his doubts over the effectiveness of this cooperation, because of Syrian regime support to terrorism.
In a leaked video posted on Facebook and Twitter, it is possible to see the Iranian IRGC Commander Hossein Yekta, revealing the number of Afghan refugees, sent by Tehran to fight the jihad in Syria. Yekta said that, today, 18000 Afghans are fighting in Syria and that the two commanders of the so called Fatemiyoun Division, Alireza Tavassoli and his vice Reza Bakhshi, were both killed during the war.
Source: AsrIran,com, Press TV,
The senior advisor of Qassem Soleimani, head of IRGC Qods Force, Brig. Gen. Iraj Masjedi, will soon be nominated as new Ambassador of Iran in Iraq. He will replace Hassan Danaeifar, also him a member of the Qods Force. In January 2015, Iraj Masjedi said that “Iran must try to increase its military power in the West Bank as well as the Gaza Strip” and advising the Palestinian organizations “to stop negotiating with Israelis and instead, engage in armed resistance against the Tel Aviv regime”. In December 2016, speaking about Iraq, Iraj Masjedi said that the establishment of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) is an extension of Iran’s plan to export the revolution, which keeps war against Sunni extremists from reaching the country’s borders, argued Brigadier General Iraj Masjedi, senior adviser to the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Qods Force (Long War Journal). For the moment, the Iranian Foreign Ministry did not confirmed officially the nomination of Iraj Masjedi.
Below another proof of the deeply involvement of the Iranian Pasdaran in the massacre of the Syrian civilians. Two pictures of the Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Aleppo – commander of the Qods Force – visiting the areas destroyed by the Assad’s regime and its allies.