Iran will use 18 thousands Basij to monitor the cyberspace!

Source: al-Arabiya

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.

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Iranian reformist leader challenges the regime over the support to Assad

Source: Twitter

Last week hundreds of Iranians, belonging to the Arab minorities, demonstrated in the streets of Ahvaz (against the regime indifference over the environment situation in the Khuzestan Province and the water shortage. The protest was also supported by many activists in the social networks, especially in Twitter. One of the supporters was Mostafa Tajzadeh, former member of the Government of President Khatami, jailed in Evin Prison between 2009 and 2016. In Twitter, Tajzadeh challenges the regime, asking if is more important to continue to finance the regime of Bashar al Assad in Syria, instead of protect the territory and the people of Khuzestan. He added that, considered the regime’s choises, what happened was not unexpected.

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Iran FM Spox implicitly accuses Turkey to support terrorism

Source: Mehr News Arabic, Erem News

Reacting to the accuses made by Erdogan in Bahrain – who accuses Iran of seeking to divide Iraq and Syria, to impose the “Persian nationalism” – the Spokesman of the Iranian Foreign Ministry Bahram Ghasemi, said that Tehran has a positive role of stability in Iraq. He also added that, the Iranian involvement in Iraq, was the direct consequence of a request of the Government of Baghdad, in order to fight the “Takfiri terrorist groups”. Referring indirectly also to Turkey, Ghasemi said that it is necessary not only to understand who plays a positive role, but also the other parties, who are seeking chaos, supporting terror secretly in order to “take advantage of them as tools for obtaining their goals”.

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Iran marks 38th anniversary of the Revolution…hanging US President Trump…[photo]

Source: Tasnim News, Mehr News, Fars News

Below few photos of the “celebration” for the 22 of Bahman, the annual anniversary of the Khomeini’s revolution of 1979. In one of the photos, probably the worst one, it is possible to see a reproduction of the US President Donald Trump, while he is hanged with a rope. Following the photo of Trump, it is possible to see other photos, in which people expressed their hate against the Western values, United States and Israel.

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Iranian official praises the role of Tehran’s military advisors in the “Mediterranean coast” and attacks Westernization

Source: Alef

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.

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Former Italian FM Terzi denounces Iranian link with al-Qaeda

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.

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Tehran’s Friday Prayer attacks Saudi Arabia and requests the body of the dead Sheikh Nimr al Nimr!

Source: Arabi21; El Watan News

Ahmad Khatami, Tehran’s Friday Prayer, attacked harshly Saudi Arabia and United States. Speaking about the so called Muslim Ban approved by Trump, Khatami attacked the decision and the exclusion of Saudi Arabia from the list of countries on which the ban was applied. Khatami said that Saudi Arabia is the biggest terrorist camp in the world, and that the Saudis have killed thousands of Americans. He also asked to Riyadh to deliver immediately to Iran the body of the Sheik Nimr al Nimr, executed in Saudi Arabia on January 2, 2016. He also denounced the persecutions of the Shia minority in Saudi Arabia. Speaking about the nuclear deal, Khatami said that the agreement does not contains a single word on the missile tests (which means that Tehran considers itself committed only to the JCPOA and not to the UN resolution 2331).

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Iran to blind a woman as retaliation for an acid attack

Source: Arabi21

The Iranian Supreme Court has decided that a woman must be blinded, in retaliation for an acid attack. This, in accordance with the Sharia Law, in particular with the so called “Qisas“, the “eye for an eye” principal (also known in the Western world as “lex talionis“). The woman, according to what was written by Tasnim News, was also condemned to seven years in jail.

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Harsh attack of Iranian newspaper Kayhan against Rouhani, over relations with France

Source: Kayhan

The French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault, just visited Iran for two days, with a large business delegation. During his visit in Tehran, he met with President Rouhani and Foreign Minister Zarif, and repeated Paris’s support to Iran Deal. But, while Ayrault was in Iran, the international media published the story about the new missile test realized by Tehran. Commenting the news, Ayrault said that “the test is contrary to the spirit of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231”.  

Reacting to the words of Ayrault, the Iranian newspaper Kayhan – considered very close to the Supreme Leader Khamenei – attacked the Government, accusing Rouhani to bow to a hostile entity, giving to Paris lucrative business. The article also compared what happened with the “case of Sigmar Gabriel”, incumbent German Foreign Minister. Before visiting Tehran in October 2016, Gabriel said that “Iran should never undermine Israel’s existence”. Kayhan wrote that, in that case, Berlin was interfering in one of the key points of the Iranian foreign politics, and it was the duty of the Government to cancel the visit of Gabriel (but the visit was confirmed).

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