Abdul Samad Khorram Abadi, Secretary of Iran’s Committee for Specifying Cyber Crimes, announced that 18000 Basij people will work as “voluntary militia” to monitor the space control. For Abadi, these people will serve as a primary sources to identifying criminal contents in the websites, helping the job of the Attorney General.
Last December, the Iranian regime has also announced the creation of a Basij militia composed by 200 Iranian students, which will form “Electronic Brigades”, in order to be “engaged in the soft electronic warfare against the country and to monitoring the hostile activities online”.
These projects were criticized by human rights organization, as a maneuver to increase the repression against the civil and democratic activists in the country.
Speaking during a conference on national security and jihad, IRGC Commander and Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei, praised the important role of the Iranian military advisors in the “Mediterranean coast”, underlining that they have “protected the borders from enemies”. Rezaei also said that the Islamic Republic have missiles which can hit targets 2000 km away, with only 15-30 meters of error. Speaking about the problems of the country, Reazei said that Islamic Revolution is suffering from lack of attention to the path of God, because of the ferocious competition of the Westernization.
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 video released yesterday, the Houthi claimed to have destroyed a Royal Saudi Navy Ship, off the coast of Yemen. In the video, it is also possible to listed the Houthi changing typical Iranian regime slogans against America, Israel and the Jews
Source: Kayhan.ir, Stratfor
The Iranian conservative newspaper Kayhan, very close to the Supreme Leader Khamenei, announces that the Bahrain’s opposition, the al Wafa Islamic party, announced the passage to the armed struggle. This decision arrives after the execution of three Shia men in Manama (the three were responsible of the killing of three policemen in 2014 in a bomb attack). In March 2011, the US think tank Stratfor, published an article denouncing the Iranian covert activity in Bahrain.
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.
Source: Tabnak, Arabi21
An article published on Tabnak.ir, the online newspaper close to IRGC Commander Mohsen Rezaei, expressed worried about the Russian projects in Syria and the effect on Iran. In particular, the article underlined that the Russian goal and the Iranian one, are not the same. Moscow acted in Syria in order to contain Nato, a strategy that Putin is implementing since 2008 in Georgia. But, differently from what happened in Afghanistan, Russia has no intention to deploy many soldiers in Syria for long time. Today, For the Kremlin, Assad is a pawn to fight Isis, but in the next future Moscow wants to share the responsibility in Syria, with other partners, first with Turkey. Putin wants to distance Ankara from US and Nato and, in order to achieve this goal, he is ready to share the power with Erdogan. For this reason, in the next future it is possible that Iran and Russia will clash on Syria, especially when Putin will start to abandon Assad and the Shia militias.
Source: Freedom Messenger Youtube Channel
The Egyptian navy has seized an Iranian vessel called “Abadan”, containing around 170 kilograms of drugs. The Egyptian navy arrested all the seven members of the crew, four from Iran, one from Pakistan and two from India. It is important to add that one of the funding sources of the Iranian Pasdaran, it’s the drug trafficking from Afghanistan into Europe (Treasury.gov).
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.