Iranian regime plans to eliminate Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqdata al-Sadr

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.

Hamas representative asks to Iran to form an “army to liberate Jerusalem”

Source: Mehr News

Speaking with the Iranian press agency Mehr news in the occasion of the Qods Day, which will be held in Iran tomorrow, Hamas representative Mahmoud al-Zahar praised Imam Khomeini, describing him as a person respected and loved by all the Islamic community. Al-Zahar attacked the Arab countries which are demonstrating to be ready to normalize the relations with Israel: he accused them of selling the Palestinian issue and to permit the loss of Jerusalem. The Hamas’s representative underlined that, despite the attempt to normalize the relations with Israel, this normalization will fail because “the Zionist entity has no historical relations with the Region”. Finally, he asks to Iran to create an army to liberate Jerusalem.

Palestinian representative of PFLP to Fars News: “We admire Imam Khomeini”

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”.

Why Qassem Soleimani has chosen the Shia Afghans to escort him during the visit to the Syria-Iraq border?


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.

Iran tries to exploit the GCC crisis, offering food to Qatar

Source: Fars News

While Saudi Arabia closes all the border with Qatar and the Qatari people are assaulting the supermarkets to buy food – more than 40% of the food import of Doha depends from Riyadh – the Iranian regime is trying to exploit the crisis, not only on the political level, but also on the economic one. The responsible of the Agricultural Committee of the Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Kaveh Zargar, said that Iran is ready to export food in Qatar, securing the local market. He added that Iran has the potentiality to provide meat, milk, eggs, fruit and vegetables easily

IRGC Commander Qassem Soleimani in a letter to Hamas’s head Haniyeh: “ready to re-launch the jihad”

Source: Mehr News

The head of the IRGC special unit Quds Force, General Qassem Soleimani, sent a letter of congratulation, to the new head of the political bureau of Hamas, Isma’il Haniyeh. In the letter, Soleimani expressed the will to strengthen the relations between the Palestinian terrorist organization and the Iranian regime, and to re-launch the jihad against “Zionist’s arrogance”.

Diplomatic crisis between Algeria and Iran

Source: almaghreb24.com

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.

Iran granted to Hamas 27 million dollars!

Source: almodon.com

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.