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Iran to stage a coup in Iraq – Sunni scholar

Stop Fundamentalism – According to a report by Al-Qods Al-Arabi on May 29 Al-Qobaissi a member of the Board of Muslim Scholars said that, "Every one knows what Iran is doing in Iraq: destabilization. Iran’s presence in Iraq has turned into a concrete reality. Iran wants to launch a coup in Iraq through killing, forced displacement of people and by using other instruments." 

A political commentator of Al-Jazeera TV, Leqaa Makki, said on May 30, "Violence has been rampant in Basra since three years ago. Previously, this used to be the killing of the elite. They killed the elite in all fields, those who opposed the Iranian presence in Basra or the Iranian groups or Iran loyalists in Iraq."

What is noteworthy is the improvement of the financial situation of some of the militias after the bombing in Samarra.  It is due to financial aid from Iran given to the leaders of these militia groups.

Will Iran take the offer?

iran nuclearNima Sharif
Apparently, the State Department has come up with a suggestion to join its European allies in talks with Iran in order to rectify the “nuclear situation diplomatically.” 

The Secretary of State, Condoleezza Rice, in her statement suggested that US would join the talks provided Iran “stopped enriching uranium.”

The mullahs’ have officially declined.

The advocates of appeasement policy are still trying to make pretence that the mullahs are prone to negotiations.  They say that if the mullahs were just a little flexible, there would have been no need to refer matters to the Security Council. 

Delegation warns against dangers of Iranian interventions in Iraq

Stop Fundamentalism – A Darussalam newspaper associated with the Islamic Party of Iraq reported on May 28 that Shiekh Khalaf Al-Olyan, member of Iraqi Accord Front said a delegation from this front met Friday with Manouchehr Mottaki, the visiting Iranian Foreign Minister, and warned him against the dangers of continuation of Iranian interventions in Iraqi affairs.

In a press release issued Saturday, Al-Olyan said a delegation from the Accord Front of Iraq explained about Iran’s flagrant interventions in Iraqi affairs and its negative impact on the security and stability of Iraq to the Iranian minister.

"At the same time, the issue of explosions carried out by Iranian-backed militias in Iraq who target Iraqi citizens was also brought to the attention of the Iranian minister because a number of them have been arrested by the American forces," said Al-Olyan.

Iran allocates billion-dollar monthly budget to recruit Iraqi political groups

ImageStop Fundamentalism – A local daily, Az-Zaman, reported on, May 25 that Iraqi political leaders based in London turned down Tehran’s mediation request for talks with different Iraqi groups due to Iran’s ambiguous intentions.

The leaders said the Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had introduced a secret article to Iran’s budget bill, allocating some one billion dollars for assistance to Iraqi parties and groups. A former Revolutionary Guards officer by the name of Ja’afari has been assigned to oversee the distribution of the funds.

Iran has been accused of meddling in its neighboring country by many political groups and the coalition forces in Iraq. 

Another Iranian-run dungeon discovered in Basra

Iraq picture prisonStop Fundamentalism, May 23 – Al_jazeera newspaper in Saudi Arabia reported that another torture chamber run the Iranian ministry of Intelligence has been discovered in Basra, Iraq.

According to this newspaper, in this prison, various forms of physical and psychological tortures are practiced on the prisoners.

Although the prison is affiliated with the Interior Ministry of Iraq, but the main operators are people tied to the Iranian regime’s Ministry of Intelligence. The managers of this prison use Iraqi pseudonyms and speak Arabic, but it is completely clear from their accents that they are Iranians.

The report further goes into details about the people running the prison and exposes their affiliation with various Iranian intelligence and military organizations and entities. 

Iran clashes leave six dead and many wounded

iran protestResidents in Azerbaijan, and Ardebil provinces storm government buildings

Stop Fundamentalism, May 26 – In the fifth consecutive day of riots in the Azeri speaking provinces, yesterday thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Iran’s north-western cities staging anti-government demonstrations.

In an attempt to stop the demonstrations from spreading, anti-riot units opened fire into the crowd, killing six demonstrators and wounding dozens of others.

The riots started when a state-run daily “Iran” published a cartoon insulting Iran’s Azeri speaking people.  According to some reports, about 27 percent of Iranians speak Azeri.

Iran: Another political prisoner in danger of execution


Valiollah Feiz-Mahdavi

Stop Fundamentalism, May 24 – Mr. Valiollah Feiz-Mahdavi, a 28 year old, long time political prisoner, has disappeared from the Gohar-Dasht prison near Karaj in Iran, internal human rights activists from Iran report. 

The guards have reportedly removed Mahdavi from his cell taking him to an known place.  When faced with his cellmates asking about his whereabouts, the guards answer that he was taken to the section 5 where the other political prisoners are kept.

After many hours passed, Mr. Mahdavi has not been transferred to section 5 yet and no one know about his situation.

Tribes to counter Iranian infiltration in Iraq

Iran Iraq boarderStop Fundamentalism – According to Al-Arab Al-Yawm a Jordanian daily, while kidnapping, murder and torture of nationalist and tribal personalities is on the rise, Iraq’s southern cities experience a security tension and pressure.

This situation has forced leaders of Arab tribes in Basra and vicinity to form a popular force affiliated with tribes of southern Iraq to counter foreign infiltration.

Fund set up to ‘demolish’ Israel

Stop Fundamentalism – A group of Iranian militias announced Sunday that they were “setting up a fund to demolish Israel.” The announcement took place at an event attended by a high-ranking member of the elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Although the initiative’s name, "The Student Fund for Demolishing Israel," brings to mind President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s call last year to destroy the Jewish state, an organizer said its goal was to support the cash-strapped Palestinian government.

Iranian missiles and mines at the hands of proxy groups in Iraq

Stop Fundamentalism – The Iraqi daily Al-Etjah El-Akhar reported on May 15, that the British Department of Military Intelligence in southern Iraq has repeatedly revealed images and interrogations of some small armed Shiite groups directly tied to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards or the Ministry of Intelligence.

The reports indicate that the Iranian regime has supplied these groups with hundreds of tons of weapons including a large volume of surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missiles and anti-vehicle mines which are the most advanced type in the Iranian regime’s arsenal.  The weapons come across the Iranian boarder with Iraq.