Spotlight on Iran* (March 27 – April 10, 2016)

Issued on 10/04/2016 Type Article
Speaking before commanding officers of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), IRGC Commander Mohammad Ali Jafari reiterated Iran's support for the Syrian regime, Lebanon, the Palestinians and Iran's allies in Yemen. This past week at least ten more IRGC fighters, two of them officers, were killed in the Aleppo region of Syria, an increase in the number of Iranians killed in comparison with previous week

Spotlight on Iran* (March 13 – 27, 2016)

Issued on 27/03/2016 Type Article
Responding publicly to Russia's decision to withdraw some of its forces from Syria, senior Iranian officials tried to minimize its importance. The Hamas ministry of the interior in the Gaza Strip ordered Al-Saberin movement, which operates under Iranian aegis, to close the offices of its charitable association. Qasem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC's Qods Force, meeting with a Hamas delegation in Tehran last month, said Iran's position on the question of Palestine had not changed.

Spotlight on Iran * (February 28 – March 13, 2016)

Issued on 13/03/2016 Type Article
At least three Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and several more Shi'ite foreign fighters were killed in Syria. The deputy chairman of the Iranian Martyrs Foundation said the foundation provided for more than 80% of the families of Iranian fighters killed in Syria. Senior Palestinian officials were critical of the Iran announcement of its intention to transfer funds to the families of Palestinian shaheeds and families whose houses had been destroyed by Israel.

Encouragement for the Palestinian Terrorist Campaign through Financial Support

Issued on 02/03/2016 Type Article
Encouragement for the Palestinian Terrorist Campaign through Financial Support: Iran announces its intention to provide funds for the families of Palestinian shaheeds and families whose houses were demolished by Israel.

Spotlight on Iran* (February 14 – 28, 2016)

Issued on 28/02/2016 Type Article
At least six members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) were killed in the fighting in Syria during the past two weeks. The commander of the IRGC's ground forces confirmed the deployment of the Saberin elite ground forces brigade to Syria and Iraq. Iran welcomed the agreement ending the hostilities in Syria, but raised doubts over the possibility that the "armed terrorist groups" operating in the country would implement it. Osama Hamdan, in charge of Hamas' public relations, claimed the visit of Hamas representatives to Tehran on the occasion of anniversary of the Islamic Revolution had been successful. He claimed Iran had expressed its commitment to the intifada in the West Bank. Iran said it would give $7000 to the family of every Palestinian shaheed killed in the Jerusalem intifada, and $30,000 to every family whose house had been razed by Israel.

Spotlight on Global Jihad (February 11-18, 2016)

Issued on 17/02/2016 Type Article
This week, the Syrian Army continued its attack north of Aleppo, with intensive Russian air support. The Kurds’ achievements gave rise to concern among the Turks. The Turkish Army fired artillery at the Kurdish forces during the attack on Tall Rifat.
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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.