Another time, an Afghani official accused Iran – and Pakistan – to continue the assistance to Taliban fighters, with the goal to destabilize the country. Abudl Ghani Noori, head of Zer Koh District, denounced that Pakistani and Iranian clerics are giving money to Taliban in Shindand. He also add that, there, there are between 200 and 400 Taliban militans, and asked for a strong action of the Afghan security forces, against terrorism in Shindand.
Source: Facebook PDKI
Despite the words of Ali Shamkhani, who said that Tehran is not worried about the pro independence protests in the Iranian Kurdistan, the regime has decided to deploy tanks and Pasdaran in the Kurdish cities. The PDKI – Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan – published a video and pictures of the deployment on their Facebook and Twitter accounts.
Source: Mehr News
The Iranian MP Jabbar Kouchaki-Nejad revealed to Mehr News the content of the meeting that Ali Shamkhani – Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran – had with some MPs, regarding the Iranian strategy toward Iraqi Kurdistan, after the referendum. Shamkhani said that Iran tried to avoid the referendum, working also with Turkey and Iraq, but the attempt failed. So, after the referendum, Tehran will work with the Government of Iraq, in order to promote resolutions against the independence of Kurdistan, in the international organizations. To achieve the goal, Iran will continue to work also with Turkey. Shamkhani added that the Iraqi Government could take any kind of decision, also the military one, to avoid the separation of Kurdistan, because the referendum was against the law. Ali Shamkhani also said that he is no worried about the celebrations in favor or Iraqi Kurdistan’s independence, organized in the Iranian Province of Kurdistan. For Shamkhani these celebrations are natural, and are based on emotive feelings. He thinks that there is no reason to be worried.
Source: Sky News Arabic
The US intelligence considers the last missile test of Iran, broadcasted by local TV last Friday, as a fake. The US intelligence revealed that Iran used imagines of a failed missile test of last January. Announcing the last missile test, Iran added that this ballistic missile could fly for 2,000 kilometers.
The daughter of Ayatollah Hashemi Rafsanjani, Faezeh Rafsanjani, revealed that the regime has forbidden to 5 members of his family to leave the country. Officially she said that the authorities did not give explanations, but it seems that the regime suspected that they wanted to bring some documents, to publish abroad. Faezeh Rafsajani denied this intention. The same story happened two months ago. Rafsanjani’s daughter did not revealed the names of the family’s members who wanted to leave the country. On March 17, Iranian regime sentenced Faezeh Rafsanjani to six months in jail for “spreading lies” and “propaganda against the regime”.
Source: Tasnim News
The Iranian leaders have rejected the Macron’s proposal to review the nuclear deal. All the important officials, reacted to French President’s proposal, underlining that the JCPOA is unchangeable. The Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif wrote a tweet in English saying that “a better deal is fantasy”, while Ali Akbar Velayati, top aide of the Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei, said that Tehran “under no circumstances”, will accept new talks on the JCPOA, and that his country will not accept any other proposal. Emanuel Macron suggested to review the nuclear deal, in order to resolve all concerns regarding the Iranian missile program, which Tehran considers not part of the nuclear deal.
In a video published online, it is possible to see an angry mob attacking the representative of Khamenei in the city fo Borujerd, the cleric Hassan Abutrabi. Abutrabi is accused of corruption and bribery, in agreement with the Pasdaran.
The Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council of Iran, Ali Shamkhani, threatened to “close the border with Kurdistan region of Iraq and ending all the security agreement with KRG”, if Erbil will declare the independence. Shamkhani underlined that, for Tehran, the only recognized entity is the unified State of Iraq, represented by the Government in Baghdad
Iran and Qatar are working together, in order to support the Taliban in Afghanistan. This is going ahead since the time that, in 2013, Doha permitted to the Taliban to open an official office in Qatar, provoking the angry of ex President of Afghanistan Karzai. For its part, Tehran permitted to Qatar’s institutions, to act freely in the Afghani province of Farah, which is close to the border with Iran. Covered by humanitarian proposes, charities like “Al Gharafa”, have transferred to the Taliban money and other needs. For many Arab experts, this would be impossible without the Iranian silence support. Charge de affairs at the Saudi Embassy in Kabul, Mishari Al-Harbi, denounced the collaboration between Doha and Tehran in support of the Taliban, and asked the closure of the Taliban’s office in Qatar.
Source: Sky News Arabic
An unnamed Iranian official, revealed the harsh internal fight between the faction of the President Rouhani and the Pasdaran. The local official, denounced that the economic and financial influence of the Revolutionary Guards, is hurting the Iranian economy. This, especially because the level of corruption inside the Pasdaran is very high, but the IRGC’s companies are inside all the national economic sectors. The economic wealthy of the IRGC is estimated around more than $ 100 billion (the main important company owned by the IRGC is the holding Khatam al-Anbiya, which is an economic empire). Recently, one General of the IRGC was arrested for corruption, but was soon released on bail.
In the last months, considering the high level of unemployment in Iran, many citizens complained about the billions spent by the country in order to maintain its intervene in Syria and Iraq. Despite the political clash, the Iranian President Rouhani has increased the amount of the national budget destined to the missile program, which is directly controlled by the IRGC