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.
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.
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
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”.
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.
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.