Iran

Spotlight on Iran (July 12-26, 2015)

Issued on 26/07/2015 Type Article
Iran's Supreme Leader, Ali Khamenei, stressed that Iran would continue to support the Palestinians, Yemenis, Syrians, Iraqis, Bahrainis and Lebanese even after the nuclear deal had been signed. Two high-ranking Iranian officers were killed in Syria; a Basij operative was killed in Iraq. The commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps – Qods Force (IRGC-QF) called Iran's support for Syria "a supreme religious obligation."
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 8 –14, 2015)

Issued on 14/07/2015 Type Article
This past week Israel's south was quiet. In Judea and Samaria "popular resistance" terrorism and violence continued (stone-throwing and Molotov cocktail attacks). On July 8, 2015, Hamas' military-terrorist wing held a military display in Gaza City on the eve of the first anniversary of Operation Protective Edge.
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Spotlight on Iran (June 28 – July 12, 2015)

Issued on 12/07/2015 Type Article
n marked annual World Jerusalem Day, intended to show Iranian and global Muslim support for the Palestinian cause and the "liberation of Jerusalem." Iran exploits Jerusalem Day for strong anti-Israeli propaganda and incitement. According to a senior Iranian official, Iran is prepared for direct war in Iraq if ISIS advances towards the sites holy to Shi'a Islam.
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Spotlight on Iran (June 13 – 28, 2015)

Issued on 26/06/2015 Type Article
Iran rejected the American State Department's annual report on terrorism. Hossein Hamedani, a senior IRGC official, described Syria as "Iran's strategic depth," and claimed the objective of Syria's enemies was to ensure Israel's security through decreasing Iran's regional influence and weakening Hezbollah. Three Iranian fighters were killed when a mine exploded on the Damascus-Daraa road in Syria.
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In the second part of the interview granted by Abu Muhammad al-Julani

Issued on 15/06/2015 Type Article
In the second part of the interview granted by Abu Muhammad al-Julani, he strongly attacks ISIS and refutes the rumors about his organization’s intention to break away from Al-Qaeda, saying that the Iranians aspire to dominate the Middle East and reestablish the Persian Empire*
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Spotlight on Iran June 1 – 13, 2015

Issued on 14/06/2015 Type Article
After ISIS's recent military successes in the city of Tadmor and the Syrian desert, senior Iranian officials stressed Iran's commitment to the Syrian regime but denied reports that Iran was planning to increase the number of its forces there. The campaign in Iraq continues claiming Iranian victims. The Iranian cargo sent to Yemen in the Middle of May aboard the ship Iran Shahed apparently reached its destination. Iranian legations around the world held "information" activities dedicated to his memory.
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Exporting the Islamic Revolution was one of the Iranian revolution's original, basic objectives. Iran seeks regional hegemony and dominance of the Muslim world, and to that end has developed a network of underground organizations and terrorist groups within Islamic (especially Shi'ite) communities in the Middle East and around the world, including Africa, Latin America, Asia and beyond.
As one of Iran's main tools for exporting the revolution, Iran supports countries and organizations using terrorism to attack Israeli, American and Western interests; Iran seeks to destabilize and subvert pro-Western regimes to promote its own interests.
Israeli-Iranian relations had their ups and downs. During the reign of the Shah of Iran the two countries were allied politically. After the revolution and the establishment of the Islamic Republic, Iran revoked its recognition of Israel and ended all official relations with it. Khomeini often publicly expressed his extremist anti-Israeli, anti-Zionist positions even while living in exile. Relations between Iran and Israel became even more strained when Ahmadinejad rose to power in 2005. The regime in Iran repeatedly states its intention of destroying Israel and its policies, which include Holocaust denial, are both anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic.
To implement its anti-Israeli policies Iran has broadened its ties to the terrorist organizations operating against Israel. Iran encourages the terrorist organizations, especially the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and Hezbollah, to attack Israel, and finances and arms both organizations. In recent years large shipments of weapons from Iran have been intercepted as they were en route to the Palestinian terrorist organizations.
To promote its regional and global interests and aspirations, Iran is developing military nuclear capabilities and developing long-range missiles and war heads which can reach Israel, the rest of the Middle East and Europe.