Iran Violating International Sanctions to Export Arms to Yemen

Editor 19 September 2017

by Azita Carlson

In an interview with the New York Times, a US admiral indicated that the Islamic Republic of Iran has been smuggling illicit weapons and illicit technology to Yemen. Vice Admiral Kevin M. Donegan, the top American admiral in the Middle East, explained that this is fuelling civil unrest in the country.

Iran: The World's Biggest State Sponsor of Terrorism

Editor 16 September 2017

by Azita Carlson 

Lured by promises of housing, a monthly salary of up to $600, and the possibility of employment in Iran when they return, thousands of Shiite Muslims from Afghanistan and Pakistan are being recruited by Iran to fight in Syria, according to counterterrorism officials and analysts.

Iran Provides Support to the Taliban in Afghanistan

Editor 09 September 2017

Staff writer, SF

Afghan Army Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Mohammed Sharif Yaftali told BBC News that Iran is providing military equipment and other support to the Taliban insurgency in Afghanistan. However, the Afghan Ministry of Defense quickly disclaimed Yaftali’s comments. His superiors issued a statement saying he was “misquoted.”

Iran-Backed Hezbollah Makes Peace Deal With ISIS and Allows Them Free Movement to Iraq

Editor 08 September 2017

Staff writer, SF

Iranian-backed Hezbollah made a ceasefire deal with the so-called Islamic State, last week, to transfer over 300 ISIS fighters and their families from southwestern Syria on the Lebanese border to the Deir ez-Zor Province in the east on the Iraqi border.

Hezbollah’s Secretary-General, Hassan Nasrallah, went on TV to defend his militia’s actions, even though ISIS could have been defeated. He said that this was the only way for Hezbollah to achieve closure over the troops they had lost to ISIS, as part of the deal required ISIS to give them the locations of the graves.

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