Friday , 28 January 2022

Social and Political

Iran executes ‘most atrocious’ war crimes in Aleppo

Al-Arabia – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force is accused of playing an extensive role in the destruction of Aleppo, an Iranian opposition group says in a new intelligence report. Among other things, the country is building a network of stations around the city and sending militia troops from Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon in to execute the brutal killings, …

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Why Aleppo will serve to embolden Iran

Al-monitor – In a Dec. 18 interview, Ali Akbar Velayati, the Iranian supreme leader’s foreign policy adviser, described the developments in eastern Aleppo as “the most important victory during the past five years in which Syria has been entangled in the war on terrorism,” adding that they are “a prelude to future victories.” On the same day, Supreme National Security …

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Iranian Security Chief Reveals Iran, Russia Sharing Military Base In Syria

RFL/RE – A top Iranian security official has revealed that Iran and Russia are sharing a military base in Syria where they are coordinating their support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. Shamkhani, the secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, was quoted by Iranian news agencies on December 20 as saying there is “a shared base in Syria where …

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Iran Expects First Airbus Jet In Mid-January

RFL/RE – Iran expects to receive its first jet next month under a multibillion-dollar deal with Airbus for 100 planes, a senior Iranian official said. Deputy Iranian Roads and Urban Development Minister Asghar Fakhrieh Kashan told Reuters in an interview that the negotiations with Airbus have been finalized and that the deal is expected the be signed on December 20 …

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Rohani Officially Launches Iranian Citizens’ Rights Charter

RFL/RE – Iranian President Hassan Rohani has launched a Citizens’ Rights Charter that represents one of his administration’s most conspicuous efforts so far to fulfill campaign pledges he made in winning the presidency three years ago. Although it is not a legally binding document, the text contains 120 articles pertaining to freedoms that critics say are routinely violated in the Islamic republic, …

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Will the US take action against Qassem Soleimani’s Aleppo visit?

Al-Arabia – The US State Department said on Monday that top Iranian commander Qassem Soleimani’s visit to Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo this week violated UN Security Council resolutions regarding the nuclear deal, but said the US would not lay out steps to address the behavior. “We do intend to consult with our partners on the security council about how …

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Iran closes consulates in Turkey after ambassador killing

Al-Arabia – Iran closed all of its consulates across Turkey on Tuesday, the Iranian embassy in Ankara said, following the killing of Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrey Karlov by a gunman at an art gallery exhibition opening in Ankara. “All consular services in Iranian consulates in Istanbul, Trabzon and Erzurum will be closed on Tuesday, December 20. We urge all …

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Iran officer killed in car bomb on Pakistan border

Al-Arabia – An IRGC officer was killed and another wounded in car bomb following clashes with Baloch insurgents near the border with Pakistan, the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps announced (IRGC). In a statement, IRGC stated that the car bomb was detonated remotely whilst the soldiers were returning from pursuing Balochi armed insurgents in the Saravan region, East Baluchistan. The militants …

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The remilitarization of Iran’s Basij

Al-monitor – At the Dec. 11 ceremony to introduce Gholamhossein Gheybparvar as the new head of Iran’s paramilitary Basij, Gen. Mohammad Shirazi, the head of military affairs at the Office of the Supreme Leader, recounted that Ayatollah Ali Khamenei realized that a number of “ill-tempered” individuals were angry with Gheybparvar when he visited the southern city of Shiraz. In Shirazi’s …

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