Iran is realigning its force posture in Syria to retain and expand its deterrence, freedom of action, and leverage with the US, Israel, and Russia
Iran has been watching closely the use of drone and missile attack combinations being used by its Houthi allies in Yemen. This week the Houthi rebels announced yet another new type of ballistic missile and showed footage of drones and other weapons they have used over the last years.
Since Hamas and Islamic Jihad remained on the sidelines in the Syrian civil war and left their respective offices in Damascus in 2012, Iran, a staunch ally of the Syrian regime, suspended its financial support to both movements, cutting off their largest sources of funding.
On Monday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry commented on the visit of the Chief of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Bagheri to Syria, and the signing of an agreement on military cooperation between the two countries.
Iran’s politicians and state-owned Persian news outlets dedicated significant coverage last week to a secretive 25-year deal between Iran and China.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has killed more than 20,000 people across the Middle East, half of them in Iran, according to an AFP tally at 1000 GMT Sunday based on official tolls.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guard (IRGC), along with the Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS), poses a threat to Western and regional states. In addition to Lebanon and Iraq…
Iran will help Syria strengthen its air defence as part of an agreement between the two states signed on Wednesday. The agreement was signed by Iran’s Chief of the Armed Forces General Staff
On Monday, the Iranian Foreign Ministry commented on the visit of the Chief of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Mohammad Bagheri to Syria, and the signing of…
A United States federal court held Iran responsible for the 1996 bombing of the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia where US forces were housed, and ordered Tehran to pay $879 million to survivors.
A 41-year-old Iraqi who allegedly served in Iran-backed militias in Iraq and Syria witnessed massacres, rapes, and more war crimes by these groups, according to an interview published earlier this week by the Middle East Center for Reporting and Analysis.