Iran

Crisis in Iran-Saudi Arabia Relations

Issued on 20/01/2016 Type Article
The execution of Saudi Shi'ite cleric Nimr al-Baqer al-Nimr and the subsequent attacks of Iranian rioters on the Saudi embassy in Tehran and consulate in Mashhad caused unprecedented damage to the relations between the two countries and brought them to a new low.
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Spotlight on Iran (January 3 – 17, 2016)

Issued on 17/01/2016 Type Article
An unprecedented crisis developed in the relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Senior Iranian officials strongly condemned the execution of al-Nimr and threatened retribution. On January 13, 2016, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) took control of two American navy ships in the Persian Gulf. There has been a certain decline in the number of IRGC fighters who died in Syria.
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Spotlight on Iran (December 20, 2015 – January 3, 2016)

Issued on 03/01/2016 Type Article
Iran condemned the killing of Samir Kuntar near Damascus, calling it "governmental terrorism" carried out by the "Zionist regime." Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) forces in Syria continue to suffer heavy losses. Senior Iranian officials continue denying reports that the IRGC is reducing its numbers in Syria, stressing Iran's commitment to support the Syrian regime.
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Spotlight on Iran (December 6 – 20, 2015)

Issued on 20/12/2015 Type Article
At least 20 Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fighters were killed in Syria during the past two weeks, including two with the rank of colonel. Iran denied Western media reports that it had begun withdrawing its forces from
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Spotlight on Global Jihad (December 3-9, 2015)

Issued on 09/12/2015 Type Article
This week as well, ISIS in Iraq and Syria continued to withstand intensive airstrikes by the US and Russia, which were joined by Britain as well. This week, there were no significant changes in the various combat zones in Iraq and Syria. In San Bernardino, in the western US, a lethal attack (14 dead, 17 wounded) was carried out by a couple of Pakistani descent. In London, a stabbing attack was carried out on a train in an Underground station by a young man who called out, “This is for Syria."
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Spotlight on Iran (November 22 – December 6, 2015)

Issued on 06/12/2015 Type Article
More Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and Shi'ite foreign fighters have been killed in Syria. Iran denied reports that Qasem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC's Qods Force, was wounded in Syria. Iran continues to declare its commitment to Bashar Assad's Syrian regime. Russian President Putin and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei met and stressed they would agree to no solution for Syria that would be unacceptable to the Syrian government.
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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.