Saudi Arabia announced the arrest of three Iranian Pasdaran

Source: al-Arabiya

Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information announced the arrest of three members of the Iranian Pasdaran, by the Saudi Royal Navy. In the statement, the Saudi Ministry said that the three Pasdaran were on a boat loaded with explosive, and their goal was to attack the oil platform at Marajan field (in the Arabian gulf). The boat was one of the three boats intercepted by the Saudi Navy (but the other two managed to escape).

Why Qassem Soleimani has chosen the Shia Afghans to escort him during the visit to the Syria-Iraq border?


Source: al-Quds.co.uk, Youtube

Recently the Iranian media published videos of Qassem Soleimani, head of the Qods Force, while visiting and praying in the border between Iraq and Syria. During this travel, Soleimani has chosen to be escorted by the members of the Fatemyoun Division, the militia created by the Pasdaran and composed by Afghan fighters, belonging to the Hazara ethnic group.
Why? The website al-Quds al-Arabi, a pan-Arab daily newspaper printed in London, writes that the decision to be escorted by the Afghans, was taken by Soleimani in order to send a message to Saudi Arabia and to the Prime Minister of Iraq al-Abadi, who is visiting Riyadh today: he wanted to said that Iran is an empire, capable to reach an influence which goes from Lebanon to Afghanistan, passing also through the Gulf (the article speaks about the case of Bahrain).
On the top, the video of Soleimani praying during his visit to the border between Iraq and Syria.

IRGC Commander Qassem Soleimani in a letter to Hamas’s head Haniyeh: “ready to re-launch the jihad”

Source: Mehr News

The head of the IRGC special unit Quds Force, General Qassem Soleimani, sent a letter of congratulation, to the new head of the political bureau of Hamas, Isma’il Haniyeh. In the letter, Soleimani expressed the will to strengthen the relations between the Palestinian terrorist organization and the Iranian regime, and to re-launch the jihad against “Zionist’s arrogance”.

Iranian official Mohsen Rezaei compared Saudi Arabia to the Iraq of Saddam Hussein

Source: Rezaee_ir

In a post written on his Instagram account, Mohsen Rezaei – Commander of Pasdaran and actual Secretary of the Expediency Discernment Council – compared the Saudi Arabia of King Salman, to the Iraq of Saddam Hussein. For Rezaei, Saudi Arabia wants to organize a big regional coalition against Iran and wants to play the role that Saddam has played. Because of this reason, Rezaei invited the Iranian political establishment to take seriously the Riyadh’s actions.

Joint declaration of 156 EU MPs: “Iranian election are a fraud”

Source: al-Arabiya

In a joint declaration, 156 members of the European Parliament declared that the Iranian election are a fraud, because they are nor free nor equal. They remember that under the Government of Rouhani, more than 3000 prisoners were hanged. In the document, sent also to Mrs. Mogherini, the EU MPs condemned the Iranian role in the Syrian conflict and asked to insert the Pasdaran in the list of the terrorist organizations. Speaking about human rights, the EU MPs asked to establish a UN special commission to inquiry the massacre of 30,000 opponents in 1988, denouncing the complicity in that massacre of the actual Minister of Justice Mostafa Pourmohammadi, and the Presidential candidate Ebrahim Raisi. At the end of the letter, the European MPs invited EU to condition the development of the relations with Iran, to the respect of the human rights by the Tehran’s regime.

Ex Iraqi Defense Minister al-Khuzaei, reveals how Iran is meddling in Iraq

Source: al-Arabiya

In a long interview with Al-Arabiya, the former Minister of Defense of Iraq Hazim al-Shaalan al-Khuzaei – who was also Governor of Al-Qādisiyyah Province in 2003 – reveals how Iranian regime started his meddling in the Iraqi internal affairs and how is also exploiting today the Iraqi territory, to achieve its geopolitical goals. Al-Khuzaei said that, the attempt of Iran to meddling in the Iraqi affairs, started long time ago.

One of the key man in this project was the Iraqi Shia cleric Muhammad Baqir al-Sadr, executed by Saddam Hussein in 1980. For al-Khuzaei, al-Sadr was killed by Saddam after a decision of Iran. Al-Sadr, in a radio interview with Tehran, had expressed his will to leave Iraq, to save the life of his son, who was sick. In that interview, the interviewer reacted saying that they (the Iranians) wanted him to remain there, in order to bring the Islamic revolution also in Iraq. Al-Kuzaei, thinks that this was the prove that Iran has sold al-Sadr to Saddam, in the moment in which it was not useful.

After the fall of the Saddam’s regime, Iran has started to sent thousands of Afghan in Iraq. Here, they receive the military training, before going to fight in Syria for Bashar al Assad. Today many of these Afghans, are living in Iraqi using documents of dead Iraqis.

Hazim al-Shaalan al-Khuzaei (who is a Shiite) told that in 2003, when he was Governor of Al-Qādisiyyah, a person came to him and said that the Iranians have requested the permission to bring 500 people in Najaf, to collect the rubbish. Between them there was also Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who became after the Mayor of Tehran. Using the excuse of the cleaning of the holy city, these Iranian men – who were Basij – have distributed book in order to attract young people to the Iranian version of the Shia Islam.

Speaking about the actuality, Hazim al-Shaalan al-Khuzaei  said tha Iran is using Iraq to have a direct connection with Syria and with the Mediterranean sea. Bashar al-Assad, unlike is father, is completely in the hands of the Iranian regime. The former Iraqi Defense Minister also revealed that, since 2005, almost all the weapons and material that Iran sent for Hezbollah, have passed through Iraq. He also added that, in his opinion, Iran is responsible for the rise of al-Qaeda (and after Isis) in Iraq, because it has given its territory to the terrorists of Osama Bin Laden, in order to use them in Iraq.  

At the end of the interview, al-Khuzaei accused Iran of printing false Dinar, and to spread them in Iraq.

 

Iran MP: “All the 36 US military bases around Iran are under the range of our missiles”

Source: Tasnim News

The cleric Mojataba Zon-Nour, member of the Iranian Parliament and head of the Nuclear Committee of the National Security and Foreign Policy Commission, said that all the 36 US military bases located in countries around the Islamic Republic, are under the range of the Iranian missiles. He also added that Iran has more than 100,000 rockets, stored in underground bases. Mojataba Zon-Nour was the former Deputy Representative of Khamenei in the Pasdaran.

Iranian Court opens a case against ex Mayor of Tehran for his attacks against the IRGC’s role in Syria

Source: Dw.com, Youtube,

The Iranian Court of Isfahan, has announced the opening of a case against Gholamshossein Karbaschi, former Mayor of Tehran. The file was opened after the attack of Karbaschi against the Iranian intervention in the Syrian conflict. Speaking during a pro-Rouhani event in Isfahan, Karbaschi said that he believes that Iran wants peace in Syria, Lebanon and Yemen, but it cannot achieve this peace only “through giving money, purchasing weapons and killing and beating” (video on the top).

The Court of Isfahan accuses Karbaschi of having “insulted the Defenders of the Shrine”. In the websites close to the Pasdaran, it is also possible to find now an imagine of Gholamshossein Kerbaschi with a knife close to his neck (picture below).

It is the second time, in few days, in which the Iranian intervention in Syria is attacked: last week, another video was posted online, in which it was possible to see a student of Tabriz University, attacking the Pasdaran role in Syria in front of Hassan Abbasi, the ideologist of the Revolutionary Guards (Video).

 

Iran denied the killing of Amol’s Friday Prayer leader in Syria

Source: Anadolu Agency, Mehr News, Entekhab.ir

Different websites and Twitter accounts, reported the killing in Syria of Jalil Mortazavi, Friday prayer leader of Iranian city of Amol (in the north). Despite the news arrived from the social networks, the Iranian agencies denied the information. They also wrote that Mortazavi will return on Sunday in Amol. For the moment, it is not possible to deny, nor confirm, the killing of Jalil Mortazavi. Until now, more than 2000 members of IRGC, were killed in Syria.

Iran: President Rouhani orders to Interior Minister to “report on recent arrests of media activists”

Source: Isna

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).