Source: al-Jaliarida.com; al-Jaliarida.com
While the Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr is visiting the United Arab Emirates, the Iranian regime is planning to eliminate him. It seems that, after the meeting between al-Sadr and the Saudi king Salman in Riyadh, Tehran has decided that the Iraqi leader has gone too far and it is time to replace him. To achieve this goal, the Iranian regime is spreading rumors that al-Sadr and his close advisors were spies of the Saddam’s regime in the past. There are also plans to assassinate him if necessary (but for the moment Iran has decided to avoid this step, in order to avoid clashes between Shiites in Iraq.
In the meantime, during the visit in Abu Dhabi, Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan has expressed to al-Sadr his concerns about the Iranian interference in the region and underlined “the importance of investing in a national building that brings together all Iraqis”. It seems that, in Tehran, there are some supports of al-Sadr who are working to easy the dispute.
Source: Tasnim News; Tasnim News
The Iranian Supreme Guide Ali Khamenei gave his sermon for Eid al-Fitr, in front of important Muslim representatives. While speaking, Khamenei held a rifle close to him (the rifle was a Czech Brno, based on German Mauser). Showing the rifle, Khamenei wanted to launch a calling to the armed jihad to the Islamic world. Against whom? First a jihad against Israel, the classical enemy of the Iranian regime. During his speech, Khamenei remarked that the Palestinian issue is the main issue for the Muslim world. Because of this reason, the jihad against the “Zionist entity” is a duty and could take any form. But, Khamenei’s message of jihad, was also against Saudi Arabia. In his speech, Khamenei underlined that the crisis in Yemen and Bahrain, represent a great wound in the body of the Islamic world. The Iranian Supreme Guide called the Islamic world to support explicitly the Yemeni and Bahraini peoples. Which means a calling of Jihad not only against Riyadh, but also against its allies. Finally, Khamenei expressed his support to the Kashmiri people, which means a calling of Jihad against India (whose Prime Minister Modi will soon visit Israel).
Source: Fars news
Speaking about al-Quds Day with the Iranian press agency Fars News, close to the Pasdaran, the Sunni Palestinian representative of the terrorist group Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine, Kayed al-Ghul, used the occasion to express his admiration for Imam Khomeini. He praised the Revolution of 1979, which established the Islamic Shiite Republic, ending the relations between Iran, the US administration and the “Zionist entity”. Al-Ghul attacked the Arab States which are ready to achieve agreements with Israel and praising the Iranian regime for its stance in favor of the “Islamic unity”.
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.
This Saudi video shows Qatar “fished” by an Iranian cleric. The meaning is clear: Doha is fallen in the Tehran’s trick, which is trying to exploit the crisis between GCC and Qatar.
Below a video of the protest in the city of Ahwaz, capital of the Province of Khuzestan, after the local municipality election, held in May 19. The local Arab population, accused the regime of fraud, in order to provoke the victory of the candidates with Persian and Lur origin.
Source: Unesco; Mehr News
The Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman, Bahram Qasimi, said that Tehran will not implement the Unesco Document 2030, so called “SDG4-Education 2030”. The Iranian official underlined that Tehran cannot accept any document, which contradicts the religious, social and ethical values of the Islamic Republic. Qasimi also remembered the opposition of the Supreme Leader to this Unesco’s document, which cannot be contradicted.
During a TV program of the channel Nabaa – broadcasted from Beirut and close to Iranian position – the anchorwoman received a phone call from a Saudi citizen from the al-Qatif Province. Instead of attacking the Saudi Royal family, the Saudi woman said that the situation in Awamiya – a village in the al-Qatif region – is good under the rule of the al-Saud. She also added that the “Government is dearest and is developing al-Qatif creating new gardens and complexes”. Shocked by the words of the Saudi woman, the anchorwoman tried to question the identity of the caller, accusing her of not being from the area of Qatif. The Saudi lady reacted, saying that she was calling from Dammam and she was a Shiite.
The Algerian Government is angry against the Iranian regime. A source of the Algerian Foreign Ministry revealed that the local Iranian Ambassador Reza Ameri, was summoned and received an harsh warning on what the Iranian media have written after the visit of the Tehran’s Minister of Culture Reza Salehi Amiri in Algeria, held on April 2017.
After this visit, the Iranian media wrote false reports on the Algeria’s will to cooperate with Iran in counter-terrorist operations. The Algerian Government thinks that the false reports published in the Iranian media, were a voluntary attempt of the Tehran’s Government to create a crisis between Algiers and Riyadh, in order to discourage the political and economic cooperation between Algeria and the Gulf Cooperation Council.
An anonymous source of the al-Qassam Brigades – the armed wing of Hamas – said that during the “Sixth International Conference in Support of the Palestinian Intifada” (held in Tehran in February 2017), the Iranian regime has granted to Hamas a financial support of 27 million dollars. Practically, the money arrived to Hamas via Hezbollah, after a meeting organized in Beirut.
The relations of Iran with Hamas it’s ambivalent: for one side, Tehran has good relations with leaders like Mahmoud al-Zahar and the new head of Hamas in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar. Both of them considered hardliners. On the other side, Iran has negative relations with political leaders of Hamas like Khaled Meshaal, who was the head of the Political Bureau until few weeks ago (in these days Isma’il Hanyeh was elected has his successor).
Recently the Iranian regime has criticized the approbation of the new Chart of Hamas in which, the media reported, the Palestinian terrorist group recognized Israel between 1967 borders. After the criticism, the Hamas’s representative in Iran Khalid Qaddoumi clarified that Hamas does not recognize Israel and remains committed to the liberation of Palestine “from the sea to the (Jordan) river”.
Hamas it seems divided inside, between a maximalist line – which wants to maintain close ties with Iran and Hezbollah – and between a “political” line, which is waiting for Trump’s action to rebuild strong ties between United States and the Sunni Arab countries.