Spotlight Iran

Spotlight on Iran (October 11-25, 2015)

Iran increased its forces in Syria to support the Syrian army and Hezbollah fighters in the ground offensive in the northwestern part of the country. Qasem Soleimani, commander to the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Qods Force went to Syria to oversee the deployment of the Iranian forces and foreign fighters operating under the

Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani, Senior Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Commander, Killed Near Aleppo, Syria

On October 8, 2015, Brigadier General Hossein Hamedani (Abu Wahab), a senior commander in the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), was killed in Syria.

Spotlight on Iran (September 24 – October 11, 2015)

Official Iranian spokesmen praised the start of Russia’s aerial attacks in Syria. Iran denied a report of an increase in Iranian ground forces in Syria. The Arab media reported serious disagreements between Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and the IRGC Qods Force’s commander. The Arab Coalition forces in Yemen halted an Iranian boat carrying arms

Spotlight on Iran (September 13 – 24, 2015)

At events held to mark the 35th anniversary of the outbreak of the Iran-Iraq War, senior Iranian officials repeatedly stressed Iran’s commitment to continuing its support of regional countries’ “struggle against terrorism.” Iran’s deputy foreign minister paid a visit to Moscow to discuss the ongoing crisis in Syria. In the meantime, senior Iranian officials continue

Spotlight on Iran (August 23 – September 6, 2015)

The commander of the IRGC said Iran would continue to support the “resistance front. Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the IRGC’s Qods Force, reviewed regional. Naim Qassem, Hezbollah’s deputy secretary general, said Hezbollah was proud of its relations with Iran.

Spotlight on Iran (August 9 – 23, 2015)

A conference of the Ahl al-Bayt World Assembly was held in Tehran. Senior officials of the Iranian regime used the platform to stress Iran’s commitment to supporting its regional allies even in the post nuclear-agreement era, including the provision of weapons. The Iranian foreign minister visited Syria and Lebanon, emphasizing Iran’s support of Syria and

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