Iran

Spotlight on Iran (September 15, 2022 – September 29, 2022)

Iran International channel, which is aligned with the Iranian opposition, reported that the strike attributed to Israel, carried out near Damascus targeted the Iran's logistics unit of the Lebanon Corps of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC). Iran informed its willingness to provide Lebanon with 600,000 tons of fuel over the span of five months. The Iraqi national security adviser met with the deputy commander of the Intelligence Organization of the IRGC and discussed ways to bolster intelligence cooperation between the two nations.
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Spotlight on Iran (September 1, 2022 – September 15, 2022)

The website Nour News, denied the report that Russia demanded the pro-Iranian militias to withdraw from military positions in Syria. Iran denied the claims concerning strikes on Iranian military targets in Syria and claimed that Iran maintains a presence of advisers in Syria, based on the request of the government of Syria. Iranian freight flights to Syria have persisted, despite the repeated strikes on airports in Syria. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad stated in Tehran that the decision to start the last round of conflict with Israel from the Gaza Strip was taken solely by the organization, and Iran was not involved in the decision.
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Spotlight on Iran (August 18, 2022 – September 1, 2022)

A senior Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) officer was killed in Syria. Iran condemned the American strikes carried out against targets belonging to pro-Iranian militias in Deir Ezzor, eastern Syria. A delegation made up of give IRGC commanders arrived in late August to Syria . The Commander of the IRGC, declared that is insufficient and ought to be bolstered, alongside the ground fighting capability against Israel. Salami argued that the West Bank ought to be armed as well, and that this process is already ongoing.
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Spotlight on Iran (August 4, 2022 – August 18, 2022)

Iranian leadership condemned the latest Israeli operation in Gaza (“Breaking Dawn,”) and stressed the Islamic Republic’s continued support for the Palestinian “resistance” and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) organization. The senior Hamas leader, Khaled Mashal, claimed in an interview to al-Jazeera channel that Hamas’ departure from Syria following the civil war in country has not affected the relationship of the movement with Iran, and that this relationship was never broken. He clarified, however, that the relationship with Tehran does not affect Hamas’ decisions, which are taken independently.
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Spotlight on Iran (July 21, 2022 – August 4, 2022)

The Syrian deputy foreign minister met in Tehran with the first deputy of the Iranian president. The Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC, paid a secret visit to Syria to discuss the future of the Iranian entrenchment in Syria. The report was not confirmed by any other sources. The Commander of the IRGC’s Qods Forcearrived for a visit to Baghdad. The Secretary General of Palestinian Islamic Jihad visited Tehran.
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Spotlight on Iran (July 7, 2022 – July 21, 2022)

On July 19, the presidents of Iran, Russia and Turkey held a summit in Tehran as part of the Astana Talks process concerning the settlement of the war in Syria. On July 10, Iranian President Raisi spoke on the phone with the Syrian President al-Assad and called for the implementation of agreements signed by both countries during the recent visit of the Syrian president to Tehran in May.Iraqi sources reported that the Commander of the Qods Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), Esmail Qa’ani, visited northern Iraq in early July, and met with representatives of the two major Kurdish parties to mediate between them and solve the disagreement between them concerning the nomination of the next Iraqi president.
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Iran

Exporting the Islamic Revolution was one of the Iranian Revolution’s original, basic objectives. Iran seeks regional hegemony and more than that – dominance of the Muslim world. To that end, Iran has developed a network of underground organizations and terrorist groups within Islamic (especially Shiite) communities in the Middle East and around the world, including Africa, Latin America, Asia and beyond. In the Middle East, Iran is leading an anti-American and anti-Israeli Shiite axis struggling against the Middle Eastern Sunni countries led by Saudi Arabia. The Iranian axis (the “Axis of Resistance”) includes Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Yemen, and Bahrain. In these countries, Iran handles proxy organizations operating to promote Iran’s 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.

To implement its anti-Israeli policies, Iran has broadened its ties to the terrorist organizations operating against Israel. Iran instigates 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. It is also developing long-range missiles and warheads which can reach Israel, the rest of the Middle East, and Europe.