GCC to hold special meeting in Riyadh against Iranian interference in Iraq

Source: alkhaleej.ae; wam.ae; al-Arabiya.net

Tomorrow in Riyadh there will be a special meeting of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), dedicated to the Iranian interference in Arab’s internal affairs, in particular in Iraq. The members will also discuss on how to strengthen the defense and military relations, in view of the next meeting in Riyadh on March 15/16. In the meantime, speaking in the UN, Deputy Permanent Representative of UAE Jamal al Musharakh, denounced that Iran is the common denominator of the conflict in Syria and Yemen. He denounced that: “Iran has created more tension and instability in our region, making it a serious threat to the Middle East through its expansionist policies, exporting its revolution to other countries, in flagrant violations of international sovereignty and of the internal affairs of neighboring countries“. Finally, in these hours, Abu Dhabi have announced the condemned to jail two Iranians, accused of smuggling weapons in the United Arab Emirates.

Iranian official close to Khamenei: “We need to send missiles to Houthis in order to conquer Riyadh”

Source: al-aema.com

Mehdi Tayeb, head of the Ammar Base – a body created to respond to the “soft war” – said that Iran needs to send weapons to the Houthi rebels, in order to conquer the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. For Tayeb, who is close to the Supreme Leader Khamenei, Tehran needs to send to Yemen surface-to-air missiles, permitting in this way to the Houthis to react to the attacks of the Saudi coalitions and to conquer cities like Riyadh and Jeddah. In the same speech, in front of other Iranian officials, Tayeb attacked the President Rouhani, saying that he has blocked suddenly three arms shipments to Houthis, in order to avoid crisis with United States.

 

 

Anti-Iranian protest in Jordan. People burn pictures of Khamenei, Rouhani, Assad and Nasrallah

Source: elsharq.net

Last Friday, dozens of Jordanian protesters, took the street to express they anger against the Iranian regime. In the last period, there was tension between Amman and Tehran, after the Jordanian king accused the Iranian to interfere in the internal affairs of the Arab States. The anti-Iranian protest was held in Mafraq, and the people demanded the expulsion of the Iranian Ambassador and diplomats in Jordan. During the protest, the demonstrators burned not only the flag of Iran, but also the pictures of Iranian leaders like Khamenei and Rouhani, or the leaders of proxy groups of Tehran (like the Secretary of Hezbollah Hassan Nasrallah, of Bashar al Assad, the leader of the Yemeni Houthi rebels and the former Iraqi Premier al-Maliki). Below the pictures of the protest.

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 accuses UK of supporting terrorism and announced the will to send ships in the Atlantic Ocean this year

Source: mfa.ir; Tasnim News

The Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, reacted to the words of Theresa May in Saudi Arabia. In Riyadh, the UK Prime Minister attacked the Iranian regime and its meddling in the internal affairs of the Arab States. The Spokesman of the Iranian MFA, Bahram Ghasemi, rejected the accusation, underlining that Tehran is a factor of stability in the region. Ghasemi accused also the UK to support the terrorists groups in Syria and Iraq. He also attacked London for selling weapons to Riyadh, which are used to bomb Yemen.

In the same hours, the head of the Iranian military navy, Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, announced the intention to send ships in the Atlantic Ocean this year. He also repeated the will to reconstruct the Makran beaches, located in southeast of the country, along the coasts of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.

 

Iranian Arabs rebels attack oil pipeline in Ahwaz

Source: Ahwazona.net

The  Brigades of the Martyrs al-Nasser Mohiuddin – military wing of the  Arab Liberation Movement of Ahwaz – attacked an oil pipeline close to Ahwaz, the capital of the Khuzestan Province. After the attack, a video of the action was published on Youtube. A similar action has happened in February 2017, when the Brigades of the Martyrs al-Nasser Mohiuddin attacked the Maroun oil field, the second-largest oil field of Iran.

Rudaw reveals draft of anti-Iranian resolution ready to be approve by Arab League in Amman

Source: Rudaw

During the meeting in the capital of Jordan, Amman, between the Saudi King Salman and the King of Jordan Abdullah II, the two leaders approved a joint statement, condemning the Iranian meddling in the internal affairs of the countries of the region, in the Syrian war and in the Yemeni war.

It line with the words of Salman and Abudllah II, the participants to the Arab League Summit of Amman  (March 23-29), are ready to take a strong stance against the behavior of the Iranian regime. The Kurdish press agency Rudaw, revealed the draft of an anti-Iranian resolution, which will be approved during the summit. The document, composed by 15 points, condemns: the Iranian meddling in Arab internal affairs; the Iranian promotion of sectarianism; the Iranian attack against Saudi diplomatic missions in Mashhad and Tehran; the Iranian leaders animosity against the Arab countries; the Iranian occupation of the Emirate islands (Abu Musa and the Greater and Lesser Tunbs); the Iranian and Hezbollah attempt to overthrow the Bahrain’s monarchy; the Iranian role in the Syrian and in Yemeni conflicts. The document also underlined the important verify the fully commit of Iran to the respect of the UN resolution 2231 (approved after the nuclear deal signed in Vienna).

More important, the resolution contains also an article, in which it is written that a special four-party commission will be created, under the leadership of the Foreign Minister of Emirates. The other three members will be the foreign ministers of Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and Egypt (inside commission there will be also the Secretary General of Arab League, which will coordinate the activity of the special commission).

 

Bahrain arrests a terrorist cell linked to Iran

Source: Arabi 21 ; Bahrain Interior Ministry

The Interior Ministry of Bahrain, announced the arrest of 14 people, part of a terrorist cell linked to Iran. The statement also said that, the 14 elements, were directly coordinated by the Iranian Pasdaran. Six of the terrorists have received training by the Iranian IRGC, five by Hezbollah and 3 by local elements. The goal of the terrorist cell was to assassinate important figures of the State and carrying out operations against convoys of members of the security apparatus. In the last years, the 14 members of the cell did around 66 trips to Iran. One of the terrorists arrested, Yasser Ahmed Abdullah Ali, not only admitted to have received training by Pasdaran, but also that he had the task to attack US soldiers in Bahrain.

Iranian official reveals how many students Tehran sent to die in Syria

Source: arabi21

Brigadier General Morteza Saffari, Chancellor of Imam Hossein Comprehensive University, revealed that in 2016, Iran sent around 100 students from the Imam Hossein University in Syria, to fight the jihad for Bashar al Assad. These students were enlisted inside the Revolutionary Guards. Recently another Iranian official, has admitted that Iran has lost 2100 people in the Syrian war.

 

Iran sends Afghan veterans to train Houthi militia in Yemen

Source: al-ainYemen Press

Iran admitted that it’s taking steps to increase its support to the Houthi militia in Yemen. The goal of Tehran is to transform the Houthi militia in a new Hezbollah. For this reason, the Quds Force is working to transfer to Sana’a more sophisticated weapons and more military advisers. As proved, the Islamic Republic sends weapons to the Houthi from Somalia, using especially small fishing boats, which are difficult to detect. In Yemen, the main port used by Iran to transfer the weapons to the local Shia militia is the Port of Mukalla. It also seems that, in order to achieve its goal, Tehran is sending the Afghan and Shi’ite Arab veterans of the Syrian war in Yemen, to train the Houthi.