On Wednesday, January 13, the US Treasury announced the imposition of new sanctions on three individuals and 16 entities in Iran, and among those listed was the name of the Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), Abu Fadak Al-Mohammadawi.
Raghad Hussein, the eldest daughter of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, raised eyebrows last month with a recorded speech on the 14th anniversary of her father’s execution, sharply criticising Iran and the post-Saddam rulers of Iraq.
At a time when Jordan has refused to receive a delegation of the Houthi militia, Iran demanded from the terrorist militia more military operations, and the Belqis channel announced that Jordan had requested that the visit of the Houthi delegation negotiating the prisoners’ file be postponed due to Washington’s efforts to include the militia in the global list of terrorism.
Ongoing Iranian aerial drone exercises are bringing to mind Iran’s responsible for attacks on Saudi oil facilities in September 2019.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard issued its most powerful direct military threat to the United States, saying, “We have the ability to strike and destroy all American bases in the region in one moment.”
A report by the opposition People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI), revealed the death rates under the regime of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, which reached about 277 people in 2020, placing Iran at the forefront of the countries that carry out executions in the world.
Iranian forces and their proxy militias redeployed in the past few hours in areas attacked last Wednesday by a series of airstrikes in eastern Syria.
Meanwhile, the family members of the victims of a downed Ukrainian plane have no hope for justice, while Tehran and Havana are set to produce their own coronavirus vaccine
Iran has started work on uranium metal-based fuel for a research reactor, the UN nuclear watchdog and Tehran said on Wednesday, in the latest breach of its nuclear deal with six major powers as the country presses for a lifting of US sanctions.
In a move that confirms the true intentions of the Iranian-backed terrorist Houthi militia, the internationally recognized Yemeni government welcomed Washington’s designation of the Houthis as a terrorist organization, while the group affirmed that the classification would not affect their militant path and that it reserves the “right to respond.”
With the Biden team pledging to rush back to the Iran deal without preconditions, most would expect Tehran to be on its best behavior. That, however, misjudges the Iranian perspective. In the regime’s view, accommodation is weakness—and something to be exploited.