Iran

Iran’s Quds Force Opens Bases, Headquarters in Kirkuk

Bas News

The Quds Force, Iran’s external wing of the Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), opened five bases along with a headquarter in Kirkuk after the Iranian-backed Shi’ite militias of Hashd al-Shaabi invaded the city on Monday.

According to confidential sources inside Kirkuk, the Iranian military commander, named Haji Ihsan, who was the representative of Quds Force in Kirkuk opened five military bases in Kirkuk which is now under the Iranian-backed Hashd al-Shaabi forces.

HNC Member: Russians and Iranians are Occupiers

Commander Abu Bakr, a member of the High Negotiations committee, has described the Russian and Iranian forces in Syria as occupiers since they are the guarantors of the Syrian regime in the Eastern Ghouta area.

Abu Bakr tweeted “Russians and Iranians are guarantors and in besieging Ghouta are continuing, and as half a million starve and the children die of starvation. What guarantee do you speak [of]?"

Shiite militias in Iraq burn a man alive

Jun 01, 2015

Horrifying 'souvenir' footage taken from a member of the Iraqi regime-backed 'Imam Ali' extremist Shiite militia shows a Sunni Iraqi man being burnt alive by members of the militia, which is is one of those currently involved in fighting against Daesh (the so-called 'Islamic State') in Iraq.

UN report: Iran arming Houthis since 2009 .

May 02, 2015

A United Nations report revealed that Iran has been arming the Houthis since 2009, confirming accusations made by Arab and Western countries against Tehran regarding its support of the Houthis who have been in control of Yemeni state institutions since last September.

The details were revealed in an UN report by a panel of experts was presented to the Security Council's Iran Sanctions Committee at a time when the UN is seeking to broker a return to peace talks.

Endgame or new phase in Syria’s 4-year-old conflict?

May 01, 2015

Syrian state TV Thursday abruptly suspended its non-news and political programming in a telling sign of how sharply the tide has turned against President Bashar Assad’s regime in recent weeks.

Assad regime now using African mercenaries

May 01, 2015

01-04-2015: The geographic range of the Tehran-backed foreign mercenaries deployed in Syria to fight for the Assad regime continues to expand, with Souria.Net publishing photographs from rebels in Jisr al Shughour in Idlib province of an African mercenary killed in clashes there. Rebels in the region report that they are now seeing increasing numbers of African fighters alongside the regime’s Shiite mercenaries from Iraq, Lebanon, Iran, Afghanistan and Pakistan, with North Korean and Filipino fighters also fighting for Assad.

This map proves that Iran doesn't really want to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria

May 01, 2015

Iraq and Syria no longer exist.

By now, the world has gotten used to maps showing how ISIS, Al Qaeda, the Free Syrian Army, the Assad regime, the Baghdad government, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), Sunni tribes, Iranian-backed militia groups, and various other actors have filled the vacuum in the countries still officially known as Iraq and Syria.

Iran says warships at entrance to key Yemen strait

Apr 30, 2015

#Iran, 30-04-2015: 'Iranian destroyers, sent to the Gulf of Aden to protect commercial ships, have reached the entrance of Bab el-Mandab, a strategic strait between Yemen and Djibouti, Iran's navy said Thursday.

In another sign of tensions between Gulf rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, the Saudi charge d'affaires was summoned to the foreign ministry in Tehran to hear a "strong protest" over Saudi military action which prevented an Iranian plane from landing in Sanaa.

How Iran desires to dominate the Middle East

By Majid Rafizadeh

Recently, there has been a tactical shift in Iran’s foreign policy and a change in the stance of the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC).

Iranian leaders now do not appear to publicly shy away from achieving their ideological and political objectives in the Gulf region and wider Middle East. Tehran officials now boast about the notion that they have influence and power from the Mediterranean Sea to the Bab el-Mandeb in Yemen.