Iran

Spotlight on Iran (February 9- 23, 2023)

The Commander of the Qods Force arrived in Syria to oversee the Iranian efforts to assist the survivors of the earthquake and held a series of meetings. On the night of February 18, Syrian state media reported on Israeli strikes in the area of Damascus. Iran’s official news agency reported, based on Iranian sources, that no Iranians were harmed in the strike. On February 14, U.S. forced stationed in Syria shot down an Iranian Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) flying over the Conoco Oil Field where U.S. forces are based in northeastern Syria. In early February, the deputy Iranian foreign minister paid a visit to Beirut, during which he met with senior Lebanese officials .
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Declarations of Senior Iranian Officials Concerning the West Bank Point to Intensifying Iranian Effort to Expand Its Influence in this Arena

In recent months, senior commanders of the IRGC have paid increasing attention to the growing tide of “Palestinian resistance” in the West Bank and the challenges facing Israel and the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in this arena.
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Spotlight on Iran (January 26, 2023 – February 9, 2023)

Iranian media reported that the attack carried out on a convoy of trucks near the Iraqi-Syrian border did not result in any deathst. The spokesman of the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the attack, which has been attributed to Israel, and insisted that Israel’s actions will not save it from the Following the earthquake that severely damaged Turkey and Iran expressed willingness to provide assistance to the victims of the quake. members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) providing assistance in rescuing and evacuating victims n the area of Aleppo. On the night of February 7, the first Iranian plane carrying aid landed in Syria.
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Spotlight on Iran (January 12, 2023 – January 26, 2023)

The Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs arrived for a visit in Lebanon during which he met with senior Lebanese government officials, alongside the secretary generals of Hezbollah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad. Following his visit to Lebanon he traveled to Syria where he met with senior Syrian regime officials .The chief of staff of the Armed Forces of Iran met in Tehran with the Syrian minister of defense. Sources monitoring international maritime traffic reported that two Iranian oil tankers sailing from Iran are en route to the Banyas Port in Syria. The commander of the Qods Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps arrived in.
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Spotlight on Iran (December 29, 2022 – January 12, 2023)

Iran condemned the attack carried out against several targets in Syria on the night of January 2, which has been attributed to Israel. The Iranian minister of foreign affairs spoke to his Syrian counterpart, and discussed with him bilateral ties. In early January, the Deputy Secretary General of Hezbollah, Naim Qassem, arrived for a visit in Tehran. During his visit, he met with the Senior Adviser on International Affairs to the Supreme Leader of Iran. Iran condemned the visit of the Israeli Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben Gvir.
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Kata’ib Hezbollah: A Dominant Iraqi Pro-Iranian Militia

Kata’ib Hezbollah (Hezbollah Brigades) is one of the most dominant pro-Iranian militias operating in Iraq. The militia was established in March 2003 as a result of a union between several pro-Iranian groups following the US invasion of Iraq. The militia works to promote the regional and international interests of the Iranian regime in Iraq and the region.
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