Thursday August 17, 2017

The Stakes Are High in Iraq, as Iran Plays for Keeps

Some say that after the liberation of Mosul from ISIL control that the American military must stay, however our presence is defined. They ask why we intervened, if we are to leave Iran free to dominate Iraq?

Iran is playing for keeps in Iraq,” says Brian J. Dunn in his article for Track Persia, a Platform run by dedicated analysts who spend much of their time researching the Middle East,looking for indications of growing expansionary ambitions on the part of Iran in the MENA region and the wider Islamic world.


International Efforts to Curb Iranian Threat

Threats to Saudi Arabia have been made in recent days by officials of Iran. It is just one more incident in a series of provocations carried out by the Islamic Republic. Tensions between the two countries have been getting worse. 

The threat was made by the Defence Minister of Iran, Hossein Dehqan, following comments made by the heir apparent to the kingdom, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.


Director of National Intelligence Declares Iran Is Still Supporting Assad Regime

Analysts have been accusing Iran of propping up Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s regime for a long time. Iran has also been named the leading state sponsor of terrorism by experts all over the world. This has recently been confirmed by the top intelligence chief Dan Coats. 

Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, said that the behaviour of the Islamic Republic has not changed since the nuclear deal was signed.


Iran to Launch Two New Satellites into Space, Similar to ICBMs

According to an announcement by Iranian military leaders Iran is preparing to launch two new domestic satellites into space. 

This is a cause for U.S. National Security concern, who worry that the move may be a cover for the test firing of advanced intercontinental ballistic missile technology.

This news comes as the Trump administration continues its review of the Iran nuclear agreement, and according to U.S. officials, will result in a full-scale plan to “meet the challenges Iran poses with clarity and conviction.”


Iran's Lies Are Fuelling the Syrian War

For years and years, Syrian allies – mainly Iran and Russia - have made excuses to keep Bashar al Assad in power and have used many tactics to shrug off the political pressure on them. 

Allies would say that they were going to let Assad go as the President of Syria so that fighting could come to an end. But then they would say that they are waiting for his presidential term to be over so that the constitution is respected. But then, as everyone was patiently waiting, the 2014 elections happened and, surprise surprise, Assad was re-elected. Somehow.


Who is Hassan Rouhani?


Iran: Stock Losers of Financial Firms Rally in Mashhad, 6 June 2017

Iran: Protest In Tehran, In front of Parliament against Credit Institutions, 6 June 2017