Iran

Spotlight on Iran

International Qods Day in Iran: demonstrators express support for the Palestinian cause while the opposition puts on a show of strength
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Geopolitically strategic Yemen has become a focus of local Iranian-Saudi Arabian strife.

The Yemeni government accuses Iran of supporting Zaydi-Shi’ite (Houthi) rebels in the northern part of the country with weapons, money and propaganda. Subverting local Shi’ite populations in the Middle East is a frequent Iranian modus operandi.
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Spotlight on Iran

The Supreme Leader takes advantage of the Friday sermon to issue yet another threat to the opposition and the regime’s opponents
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Jerusalem Day is held every year at Iranian regime prompting on the last Friday of Ramadan to express Iran’s commitment to the Palestinian cause.

This year the reformist movement is trying to turn it into a popular protest against the regime, which has warned against using the day for “evil purposes.”
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Spotlight on Iran

Yet another expression of the Revolutionary Guards’ increasing involvement in the political system: the Revolutionary Guards chief lashes out against reformist bloc leaders, provoking strong reactions.
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Israel in the Iranian Media (August 2009)

The increasing regional and international interest in the renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace process led to an outburst of criticism in the Iranian media, which condemned any political agreement with Israel and emphasized the “resistance” [i.e., terrorism] (“until Israel is wiped off the face of the earth and the cancerous growth is excised from the Middle East”).
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