Iran

Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most prominent religious authority in Sunni Islam, lashed out against Iran and Hezbollah and called on Muslims to support the rebels in Syria.

Issued on 13/06/2013 Type Article
Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the most prominent religious authority in Sunni Islam, lashed out against Iran and Hezbollah and called on Muslims to support the rebels in Syria. His remarks reflect the deepening Sunni-Shi’ite schism and the significant challenges faced by Hezbollah because of its involvement in the Syrian civil war.
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The findings of a report released by the U.S. Department of State indicate that in 2012 there was a marked resurgence of Iran’s terrorist activity across the globe, both directly and through its proxies

Issued on 06/06/2013 Type Article
In late May 2013, the U.S. Department of State released its Country Reports on Terrorism 2012. The findings of the report indicate that the year 2012 saw a “marked resurgence” of terrorist attacks perpetrated by Iran or its proxies.
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Hezbollah Involvement in the Syrian Civil War

Issued on 04/06/2013 Type Article
For Iran and Hezbollah, the preservation of Bashar Assad's regime is of supreme strategic importance.
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Spotlight on Iran - The woman by his side: Zahra Moshir – Will the mayor’s wife become Iran’s first lady?

Issued on 02/06/2013 Type Article
In recent years the wives of Iranian politicians gain wider media exposure than in the past. In the 2009 presidential election, Zahra Rahnavard, the wife of reformist opposition leader Mir-Hossein Mousavi, was put at the forefront of her husband’s campaign. In contrast, A’zam Sadat Farahi, the wife of President Ahmadinejad, made only a few appearances with her husband.
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Spotlight on Iran - Minority vote: the presidential election and Iran’s ethno-linguistic minorities

Issued on 30/05/2013 Type Article
The presidential election is once again raising the question of the government’s policy towards the ethno-linguistic minorities that make up nearly half of Iran’s population.
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Spotlight on Iran - How to turn a lackluster diplomat into a president? Sa’id Jalili’s election strategy

Issued on 27/05/2013 Type Article
In recent days, Sa’id Jalili, secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, has emerged as one of the most prominent candidates in Iran’s presidential elections.
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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.