In what appeared a dangerous move which could spark new tension, the Arab media have published a video of the Iraqi shia commander Sheikh Amin Qais al-Khazali in southern Lebanon, very close to the Israeli border (ten kilometers from the Golan Heights). Sheikh Amin Qais al-Khazali is the commander of the Iraq shia militia Asaib Ahl al-Haq, financed and equipped by the Iranian Quds Force and part of the Popular Mobilization Forces. In the video, it is possible to see al-Khazali with a commander of Hezbollah and, speaking to the phone, saying that he is “full readiness to stand together with the Lebanese people and the Palestinian cause”. The Lebanese Government was not informed of this visit, which indicates another time its incapability (and the incapability of the Lebanese Army) to control the State’s territory.
The Iranian TV has broadcasted a terrible video, showing a young boy arrived in Syria to fight the jihad. In the video, it is possible to see the child saying that he is from Mazandaran Province – South of Iran – and that he is 13 years old. The young boy also added that he decided to join the jihad in Syria inspired by General Qassem Soleimani, head of the Iranian Qods Force. Under the international law, ratified also by Iran, it is forbidden to send minor to fight wars. Until now Tehran sent many minors in Syria and Iraq, almost all part of the Afghan Hazara minority
The anti-regime protests in Iran are continuing. This time, angry people went to protest in front of the Press Fair of Tehran, chanting slogans against the Supreme Leader Khamenei, blaming him for the corruption of the financial institutions in Iran. In the last months, thousands of people have protested in Iran against the corruption and the role of the Pasdaran in the financial system. The people are asking to the regime to give them back the money that has been looted by state financial institutions. The Supreme National Security Council of Iran has imposed the media censorship, forbidding to radio and TV to speak about the protests. Around 180 Iranian MPs have signed a petition to Rouhani, asking to the President to refer in front of the Parliament about the dramatic economic and financial crisis in the country.
Source: Amad News
There are news from Iran about the next implementation of the death penalty condemnation against Babak Zanjani. Zanjani, as well known, is an Iranian businessman who worked with IRGC and Ahmadinejad to violate the sanctions and to facilitate oil revenue hindered. In 2013 he was arrested, and accused of withholding $2.7 billion of government money. He was condemned to death penalty on March 2016.
Now, the website AmadNews, reports that the regime could soon hang Babak Zanjani. His death will serve the regime to cover the internal corruption, especially the corruption connected to the family of the Supreme Leader Khamenei. It seems that Babak Zanjani has deposited to a foreign bank account owned by the son of Khamenei, Mojtaba Khamenei, around half a billion dollars. His death will also help the head of judiciary Sadegh Larijani, to divert the public opinion attention from the story of his daughter and her secret contacts with the British embassy in Tehran.
Source: Tasnim News
An article published on Tasnim News – Iranian press agency with strong ties with the IRGC – spoke about the visit of the Hamas delegation in Tehran. Speaking about the agreement between Hamas and Fatah, signed recently in Cairo, the author underlined that the Islamic Republic welcomes the Palestinian national reconciliation, “but this reconciliation should not be an excuse for retaliation against Palestinian national resistance factions”. After criticizing the request of Israel to Hamas to disarm and after attacking the statement of Abu Mazen about the risk of the formation of another Hezbollah in Gaza, the author wrote: “Palestinian factions should take the advantage of the national reconciliation to strengthen the Palestinian people’s position vis-à-vis Israel, and refrain in securing the interests of the Zionist entity and some Arab reactionary regimes”.
In few words, Iran accepts the Palestinian national reconciliation agreement, provided that the Palestinian factions will continue the armed struggle and will not recognize Israel.
Source: Freedom Messenger
Below a shameful picture taken from the Azad University of Qom: it is possible to see the Basij students while simulating the hanging of US President Trump
The Iranian website Doletbahar.com, close to Ahmadinejad, revealed that the in area of the resident of the former President, were deployed members of the security forces and the intelligence. The website did not give more information, at least for the moment. In the meantime, from the same website, Ahmadinejad published a special message to the IRGC, after the speech of US President Trump. In his message, Ahmadinejad praised the Revolutionary Guards, and their attitude to sacrifices and martyrdom.
Source: al-Arabiya, Amad News
An Iranian website, Amadnews.org, published two documents in which it is written that Zahara Larijani, the daughter of Ayatollah Sadeq Amoli Larijani – head of Iranian Judiciary system – was a spy. In the documents it is written that Zahara, a supporter of the Green Wave Movement, has passed (for more than two years) important documents to the embassies of UK, New Zealand and Italy. Because of this reason, Zahara was arrested by the IRGC Intelligence division, and questioned about the details of her relations with foreign embassies (especially the relations with UK). It seems that this is also the reason of the regime’s intention to close the social network Telegram: despite the requests, Telegram refused to close a pro-Green Wave channels, which has also published information about the Zahara Larijani.
Clearly, all the Iranian political establishment denied the news, and called all the story a “big lie”. The information was also denied by the Intelligence Minister Alawi and the head of IRGC Intelligence Division, Hossein Taib.
This is the second big scandal for Ayatollah Larijani: one year ago he was accused by a reformist journalist of “financial corruption”, for having 63 personal accounts in different banks.
Source: Facebook PDKI
Despite the words of Ali Shamkhani, who said that Tehran is not worried about the pro independence protests in the Iranian Kurdistan, the regime has decided to deploy tanks and Pasdaran in the Kurdish cities. The PDKI – Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan – published a video and pictures of the deployment on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
In a video published online, it is possible to see an angry mob attacking the representative of Khamenei in the city fo Borujerd, the cleric Hassan Abutrabi. Abutrabi is accused of corruption and bribery, in agreement with the Pasdaran.