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.
Yesterday there was a strong explosion in the city of Sarpol-e Zahab, which is the capital of Sarpol-e Zahab County, in Kermanshah Province. Despite the regime denial, it seems that the explosion was provoked by a failed IRGC ballistic missile test, in one of the two underground missile bases of the Revolutionary Guards.
Speaking with the journalists, the Spokesman of the Pasdaran Ramadan Sharif, said that the family of ex Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, is involved in inciting the protests inside Iran. He added that also the United States, the Great Britan and the MEK are responsible for the protests.
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.
Source: Mehr News Arabic
Today Mehr News, very close to the Iranian IRGC, published a very interesting article, in which it reveals the regime’s conspiracy theory, used to delegitimize the recent popular protests. According to this article, behind the protests there is the Israeli secret service Mossad. In the last two years, writes the author, the Mossad was in contact with an Iranian man called “Amir”, who was living in the Iraqi Kurdistan. The Iranian intelligence discovered the contact and arrested Amir. But, instead of publishing the news, the Iranian intelligence preferred to “replace the Mossad’s contact, giving to the Israeli secrete service another “Amir”. The article writes that Mossad did not realize the trap, and continued to communicate with this double agent. The article also says that there as an intermediary person between the Mossad and Amir, who was a Turkish journalist. This person was discovered by the Turkish intelligence three months ago and arrested (the person confessed his relations with Mossad). The goal of this cell was to plan disturbances in Iran and to provide information.
For the Iranian press agency, this story demonstrates that the Iranian protests were all organized from outside and that they tried to “activate sedition and chaos” in the country. The article also reports that, in order to manage the demonstration inside Iran, Israel and Saudi Arabia have formed an “operating room” in the Iraqi city of Ardabil, while United States have formed two operating rooms, one in Herat and another in Erbil.
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: 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…