On Tuesday, the government of the Maldives announced that they have decided to sever diplomatic ties with Iran after 40 years. This decision is based the on the Iranian regimes policies in the Middle East which are proving to be damaging to peace and security in the region.
The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) has reported that the Iranian regime’s foreign minister, Javad Zarif, has praised a Hezbollah top military commander in Syria following his death in Damascus this week after an explosion.
A rebel onslaught on the Syrian town of Khan Touman near Aleppo last week delivered one of the biggest battlefield setbacks yet to the coalition of foreign Shi'ite fighters waging war on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Reuters reported on Friday.
Reports put the death toll among the Iranian, Afghani and Lebanese militiamen as high as 80 in the attack. At least 17 of the dead were Iranians, seemingly the highest toll in a battle outside the Islamic Republic’s borders since the Iran-Iraq war.
Brigadier General Mithghal al-Batish of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) has said that the Bashar al-Assad’s army is not participating in the ground battles in the city of Aleppo. He said that those who are fighting are mainly from the IRGC (Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards), as well as their affiliated foreign militia which includes the Lebanese Hezbollah.
David Jones MP, former Cabinet Minister, has written an article for the Politics Home website in which he calls the bombing of civilians in Aleppo “tantamount to a war crime”. The bombing of civilians including women and children and the attacks on hospitals and medical facilities is a cowardly act, he added.
It has been reported by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) that the deputy commander of the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has threatened to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz on Iran's southern shores to the United States and its allies. Almost a third of all oil traded by sea passes through this narrow strait.