Source: RT Arabic
Speaking in a press conference Ali Larijani – the Speaker of the Iranian Parliament – said that Tehran sees positively all the initiatives that will bring to a normalization of the relations between the Islamic Republic and Egypt. Larijani added that Tehran and Cairo have taken two different paths after the signing of the Camp David agreement between Egypt and Israel, but that today the conditions are changing and the two countries share common interests. Despite all these words, Larijani was forced to admit that until now the steps taken in the direction of the normalization of the diplomatic relations, did not achieve the strengthening of the relations between Iran and Egypt.
Jafar al-Hosseini, Spokesman of the Iraqi Shia militia Kata’ib Hezbollah – trained and financed by Iran – accused Turkey for the stalling of the Mosul campaign. Al-Hosseini said that Ankara gives direct support to Daesh, from its military Camp Ba’shiqah, helping also the families of the fighters of Daesh to escape from Mosul. He also added that Turkey supplies Daesh with intelligence information, giving to the jihadists logistic support through its pilots. Because of these reasons, Jafar al-Hosseini underlined that there is no diplomatic solutions with Turkey and that the only goal must be the expulsion of the Turkish soldiers using weapons.
Below a post published on the Instagram account of Magdelena Eriksson, Swedish female football player. In this post, the famous sportswoman wanted to show her solidarity to the Iranian women, who are forced to wear the veil and to whom is even forbidden the entering in the stadium. Probably, this post is also an indirect critic to the women who are part of the Swedish executive, on their behavior during the official visit in Iran (the female representatives of Stockholm arrived in Tehran all veiled and remained in silence on the issues of human and women rights abuses in the Islamic Republic).
After the popular protest of last week in Khuzestan, the Iranian President Rouhani arrived in the region in order to promise changes and more attention to the local necessities. Despite the promises, the arrival of Rouhani was greeted with harsh anti-regime protests. As it’s possible to see in many videos uploaded online, thousands of people marched chanting slogans like “Death to Tyranny” and slogans in praise of Saudi’s King Salman. Also the students of the Ahwaz University protested, chanting “Marg Bar Dikator“, Death to Dictator.
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”.
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.
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).
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.
In a video released yesterday, the Houthi claimed to have destroyed a Royal Saudi Navy Ship, off the coast of Yemen. In the video, it is also possible to listed the Houthi changing typical Iranian regime slogans against America, Israel and the Jews