Few days ago the Iranian media have reported the words of senior IRGC commander, Brigadier General Hamir Hatami, revelead that the Supreme Leader have requested to the Pasdaran to curtail their economic activities. Reacting to Hatami’s words, Brigadier General Esmail Kowsari, deputy commander of the IRGC’s Sarallah Unit (which is responsible for the security in Tehran), said that all the Revolutionary Guards business activities have a clear legal framework and are based on Ayatollah Khamenei’s permission. Kowsari added that the IRGC economic projects are first all in the construction sector, and are aimed to help the people and the Government. Kowsari remembered the role of the Pasdaran in building the dam of Karkheh and the highway Tehran – Saveh. Speaking about the future, Esmail Kowsari said that he is sure that the these activities will continue without problems.
Source: RT Arabic, BBC Persian
The Iranian media have reported that 7 Afghan Shiites, killed in Syria, have been buried in Iran. They were part of the so called Fatemiyoun Division, composed only by Afghan Shiites foreign fighters, financed and trained by the Pasdaran. Recently, an official of the Fatemiyoun Division has revealed that 2000 Afghan Shiites have been killed in Syria until now, and 8000 were injured.
Despite the announcement of Ali Jafari, head of IRGC, who said that the “sedition was finished”, videos from Iran showed hundreds of people protesting against the regime in Isfahan. Another time, the protest was not only for the economic crisis, but also for the regime’s political position: as it is possible to see in the video, the demonstrators chanted the slogan “No Gaza, No Lebanon, my life for Iran”.
Source: Okaz; Qatarileaks
Arab media, close to Saudi Arabia’s positions, are accusing Qatar of having not only politically supported the Iranian regime, but also on having materially helped Tehran to crush the popular protests. In particular, different articles in Arabic are accusing the Qatari Emir, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, of having paid two billion dollars to Tehran, to support the repression of the demonstrations
Source: PDKI Facebook Page
On the top, a video which arrives from Iranian province of Lorestan, in which it is possible to see civil protestors, rescuing demonstrators wounded by the Pasdaran. Below, another video coming from Iran, in which the demonstrators asked to the policemen to join the protest!
Source: Fars News
Thousand of Iranians took the street in Mashhad in these days, to protest against the corruption in the country. For the opposition, at least 100 protesters were arrested by the security forces. The demonstrators in Mashhad chanted slogans like “Death to Rouhani”, “No Gaza, No Lebanon, My life only for Iran” and it seems that there were also slogans in favor of the Shah’s regime. Despite the video in which it is possible to see the high number of protesters, the Iranian press agency Fars News – close to the IRGC – wrote that there were only 200 demonstrators, remarking also that the protests were illegal.
Below a video that was published by Iranian social networks. In the video it is possible to see Iranian people, demonstrating against the Government, for the high level of corruption and the financial scandals. In particular, the people protested for the IRGC’s involvement in financial institutions, whose inefficiency and corruption caused the loss of money to many people. In the video, it is possible to listen the demonstrators chanting “Death to Rouhani”.
Source: Tasnim News
Speaking in a press conferences Brigadier General Abadollah Abdullahi, head of Khatam al-Anbiya Headquarters – aka GHORB – announced that the engineering firm controlled by the IRGC, would participate in the reconstruction of Syria. Abdullahi added that GHORB will start the activities there “immediately after the Government’s decision on this regard”. In the same press conference, the powerful commander remembered that “the Government owes to Khatam al-Anbiya $10 billion”, which looked like a warning to Rouhani’s Government…
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