#Iran

Iran Continues Meddling in Syria

Apr 06, 2016

Tehran has dispatched more than 60,000 IRGC forces and proxies, including 8,000 Iranians to Syria to keep Bashar Assad in power.

US commander: Iran's behavior hasn't changed since nuclear deal

Mar 09, 2016

The top U.S. military commander overseeing the Middle East said Tuesday that despite the nuclear deal, Iran shows no signs of altering its destabilizing behavior.

"There are a number of things that lead me to personally believe that, you know, their behavior is not — they haven't changed any course yet," said Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, commander of U.S. Central Command, at a Senate hearing.

US "concerned" that Saudi-Iran rift may damage "Syria peace talks"

Jan 06, 2016

Following the recent severing of relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia over the execution of Shiite cleric Sheikh al-Nimr by Riyadh and the torching of the Saudi embassy in Tehran, some in the Iraqi government fear it will exacerbate Sunni-Shiite tensions at a critical juncture.

This comes as Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq have spearheaded fragile cooperative efforts to tackle the threat posed by the Islamic State (ISIS). Now the fear is that such cooperation could be compromised as a result of the recent tensions and war of words between Riyadh and Tehran.

Iranian regime demolishes entire Sunni village

Jan 06, 2016

Graphic evidence has emerged of a village bulldozed to the ground by Iran's fundamentalist regime in the Sunni-majority, poverty-stricken province of Sistan and Baluchistan in southeast Iran.

In the early morning hours of Sunday, December 27, the regime's state security forces arrived at the village of Shahidan-e Danesh-Payeh in 50 police vehicles and 10 loaders, according to eye-witnesses, and began to demolish the villagers’ homes.

Int'l body for observing and documenting Iran's crimes against humanity launched in Paris

Jan 06, 2016

A group of distinguished Islamic experts and jurists have launched the International Observatory for Documenting and Prosecuting the Crimes of Iran. Algerian Dr.Anwar Malek was appointed as the new Paris-based organisation's president, with another prominent Algerian official, Dr. Ismail Khalaf Allah, appointed as its legal director.

What Middle East are we to Expect in 2016?

Iran is now behaving like another Israel but much larger and even more ambitious and expansionist; it is hell-bent on re-drawing the borders of its neighbouring countries, deciding the limits of their sovereignty, fabricating and imposing their leaders and then lecturing about ‘human rights’, defining ‘terrorism’ the way it pleases, expropriating Islam and offering its ‘services’ to world powers as a regional client.

Iran unveils new underground missile site

Jan 05, 2016

05-01-2016: Iran unveiled a new underground missile depot on Tuesday with state television showing Emad precision-guided missiles in store which the United States says can carry a nuclear warhead and violate a 2010 U.N. Security Council resolution.

The defiant move to publicize Iran’s missile program seemed certain to irk the United States as it plans to dismantle nearly all sanctions on Iran under a breakthrough nuclear agreement.

Iran should stop its expansionist Shiite policy

Iran has to see that this is an unsustainable situation for them and that they are heading toward catastrophe

Ogres and Orientalism: An Interview with Yassin al-Hajj Saleh

Yassin Al Haj Saleh is one of Syria’s most iconic political dissidents, intellectuals and authors. He was imprisoned by the Assad regime for 16 years from 1980 to 1996 for his membership of a leftist party, going on to become a widely acclaimed author and journalist, and one of the key intellectual voices of the Syrian revolution. After spending 21 months in hiding within Syria, he eventually escaped to Istanbul in 2012. He was kind enough to take time for an email interview with Radio Free Syria editor Ruth Riegler in June 2015.

Iran is America’s de-facto ally in the war against ISIS

Jun 01, 2015

By Raghida Dergham

There have been many recent surprises in the Arab world, mainly heading towards the direction of a developing U.S.-Iranian relationship that goes beyond mere appeasement. This is while the U.S.-Israeli relationship remains a quintessential alliance and while the U.S.-Arab relationship continues with various brandings across the Gulf to Africa, through the Orient and its torn countries.

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