Spotlight on Iran - Iranians in blue jeans: Internet users protest BBC interview with Prime Minister Netanyahu

Issued on 07/10/2013 Type Article
The interview that Prime Minister Netanyahu gave to the BBC in Farsi has raised critical response as well as mockery in recent days from Iranian Internet users on social networks.

Spotlight on Iran - The Committee for the Protection of Iranian Interests: obstructionist camp formed vis-à-vis Rowhani

Issued on 06/10/2013 Type Article
After the Iranian president returned from the UN assembly convention, he was received by a group of students who demonstrated against him, some of whom even hurled eggs and shoes at his convoy.

Spotlight on Iran - “Haqqani” and “Alavi”: hotbeds for the growth and development of Iranian leaders

Issued on 03/10/2013 Type Article
In August 2013 the Iranian president presented his new government, which is largely comprised of technocrats with an extensive academic education.

The Al-Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra) is an Al-Qaeda Salafist-jihadi network, prominent in the rebel organizations in Syria.

Issued on 17/09/2013 Type Article
The Al-Nusra Front (Jabhat al-Nusra) is an Al-Qaeda Salafist-jihadi network, prominent in the rebel organizations in Syria. It seeks to overthrow the Assad regime and establish an Islamic Caliphate in Greater Syria, a center for regional and international terrorism and subversion.

Spotlight on Iran - President’s speech rekindles debate on Revolutionary Guards’ involvement in politics and economy

Issued on 17/09/2013 Type Article
A speech delivered by the president of Iran at a convention of Revolutionary Guards commanders on September 16 has rekindled the public debate on the organization’s involvement in politics.

Spotlight on Iran - President’s decision to hand over nuclear negotiations to Foreign Ministry raises expectations for progress in talks

Issued on 08/09/2013 Type Article
President Rowhani’s decision to hand over responsibility for the nuclear negotiations from the Supreme National Security Council to the Foreign Ministry has been met with positive reactions from Iran’s media, particularly from the president’s supporters in the political center and the reformist camp.
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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.