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.

Iran: Qods Force Commander's Extremist World View a Cause for Concern

Editor 08 September 2017

Staff writer, SF

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) are very a very powerful force, perhaps equal to or greater than even the executive branch. The IRGC only answer to the Supreme Leader. So the beliefs of the IRGC commanders and recruits are important.

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