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Iran’s Most Famous General Is More Popular Than President

The head of Iran’s most secretive, elite force has become increasingly popular at home as he helps expand Tehran’s influence through military victories by allies across the Middle East. By – Tom O’Connor Major General Qassem Soleimani, head of the expeditionary Quds Force branch of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), enjoyed a “very favorable” view among 67.7 percent of Iranians, according ...

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Iran building permanent military base in Syria

The Iranian military is said to have established a compound at a site used by the Syrian army outside El-Kiswah, 14 km (8 miles) south of Damascus. Via: Gordon Corera The report comes amid growing tensions over Iranian influence in Syria and across the region. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu recently warned that Iran wanted to establish itself militarily in Syria. “Israel ...

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Iran Follows In North Korea’s Footsteps

Nuclearization, Missile Development Alongside Agreements With The Superpowers; EU3, IAEA Director-General Submitted To Obama Administration Pressure, Agreed To JCPOA With No Real Inspection, No Response To Iran’s Missile Program; French President: ‘Absolutely Necessary’ That JCPOA Be ‘Supplemented’  Via:  A. Savyon and Yigal Carmon Introduction Top Iranian officials have stated in the past that Tehran is learning from the experience of North Korea in ...

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Inside Iran May 21, 2017

A commander of an IRGC brigade spoke in an interview about the IRGC’s activities in Syria. He said Iran was operating with three regional headquarters in Syria. He claimed Iran did not provide financial support for Syrian fighters but only vital military advice for Syrian army operations. He also said the widespread rumors of the alleged death of Qasem Soleimani, ...

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Inside Iran April 10, 2017

Overview Iran strongly condemned the American missile attack on Syria, vowing to continue supporting Syria in the struggle against terrorism. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told Syrian president Bashar Assad that the attack served only to strengthen the terrorists. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei called the American attack on Syria a “strategic mistake,” saying that the United States was repeating the mistakes ...

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Inside Iran February 1, 2017

Main Points Via: terrorism-info.org The Astana talks on the future of Syria ended on January 24, 2017. Iran, Russia and Turkey agreed to establish a joint mechanism to oversee the Syrian ceasefire. They issued a statement at the end of the talks stressing their countries’ commitment to preserving Syria’s territorial integrity, continuing the joint struggle against ISIS and the Fateh al-Sham ...

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Iran’s Children of Wars

The children, as young as eight years old, are trained to hate the US and Israel and to attack their enemies in the West, as well as to oppose Western values. Via: gatestoneinstitute.org  Iran’s actions are a direct violation of international humanitarian law that is defined as a war crime by the International Criminal Court. According to the United Nations, “Human ...

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Inside Iran January 1, 2017

Main Points Hossein Salami, deputy Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander, said the fall of Aleppo to the forces of the Syrian regime foiled the plans of the West to take control of the region. He added that in view of Hezbollah’s success in the fighting in Aleppo, he had no doubt it could fight just as well in the ...

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Inside Iran – December 5, 2016

Main Points Mohammad Ali Jafari, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), said Iranian forces were not participating in the fighting in Mosul because the Shi’ite militias in Iraq did not need Iranian fighters. He said Iran had deployed a small number of advisors to Iraq. In a speech delivered for Basij Week, he criticized those who claimed Iran ...

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Inside Iran August 14, 2016

Main Points At least six Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fighters and one regular army officer were killed during the past two weeks battling Syrian rebels in the Aleppo region. Qasem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC’s Qods Force, recently paid a visit to the family of the commander of the Afghan Fatemiyoun Brigade who was killed in Syria in February ...

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