Mass-casualty double suicide bombing attack carried out at the Iranian embassy in Beirut.

Issued on 27/11/2013 Type Article
It revealed the growing operative capabilities of the Abdullah Azzam Brigades, a branch of Al-Qaeda in Lebanon, and indicated the trickle of the Sunni-Shi'ite confrontation from Syria to Lebanon.

Spotlight on Iran - Bill to Encourage Childbirth and Marriage Threatens to Increase Discrimination against Women in Iran

Issued on 30/10/2013 Type Article
A bill to encourage childbirth and marriage among young people that has been deliberated in the Majles in recent months is arousing an incisive public discourse.

Spotlight on Iran - The return of the political eulogists

Issued on 27/10/2013 Type Article
In recent weeks, two prominent Iranian preachers have come out strongly against the Iranian president and the chairman of the Expediency Discernment Council. One of them even wished for the death of Rafsanjani.

Spotlight on Iran - The voices of Iran’s young people: letter from an anonymous young woman to Foreign Minister Zarif on his Facebook page

Issued on 23/10/2013 Type Article
Since taking office, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has become one of the most active politicians on social networks inside and outside Iran. His Facebook page and Twitter account have hundreds of thousands of followers.

Spotlight on Iran - From the family grocery store to holding nuclear talks: Iranian website publishes more of President Rowhani’s memoirs

Issued on 20/10/2013 Type Article
On October 10, the Asr-e Iran website published extensive excerpts from an interview granted by Iranian President Hassan Rowhani a few years ago to the author of the book Young Politicians.

Spotlight on Iran - Spotlight on Hossein Fereydoun, President Hassan Rowhani’s younger brother and adviser

Issued on 13/10/2013 Type Article
Since the election of Iranian President Hassan Rowhani, his brother, Hossein Fereydoun, has been presented in the Iranian media as one of his allies and senior advisers.
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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.