The Islamic Republic of Iran established Hezbollah in Lebanon in the early 1980s, funded it, and equipped it with advanced weapons. In the process, it transformed the country’s Shiite community, which was once insignificant and oppressed, into a highly organized community with a powerful militia
Past experience shows that the more blood flows in the streets, the more Lebanon becomes dependent on Tehran’s whims. Because of the tragedy, the West will find it difficult to keep its sanctions on Lebanon as is. Israel should prepare for more attempts to attack in the north.
Despite Iran’s severe economic crises, Tehran is still lavishing Hezbollah with huge amounts of the Iranian people’s money in order to continue its destabilizing activities in Arab countries, as the Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) managed to smuggle nearly a $1 million to the Lebanese terrorist militia.
The Islamic Republic wants an “endless war” in Yemen, on Saudi Arabia’s southern flank, U.S. Special Representative Brian Hook told reporters in during his visit to London on Wednesday, where he is lobbying for the extension of UN’s arms embargo against Iran.
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Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Mohammed Jalal Firouznia confirmed on Monday that his visit to Dar el-Fatwa and his meeting with Grand Mufti of the Republic, Sheikh Abdul Latif Daryan “is to confirm Iran’s support for Lebanon as a people and a country.”
Iranian news agencies on Thursday reported that Foreign Ministry Spokesman Seyed Abbas Mousavi has been appointed as Iran’s new envoy to Baku.
The Ayatollah stressed that while Iran does not interfere in Iraq, it is the “corrupt” Americans who are interfering in Iraq and who only sow destruction in the region.
While most of the Western world is preoccupied with Iran’s role in Iraq and Syria, Yemen — the “forgotten conflict” — remains an integral and growing theater of operations for the expanding Iranian sphere of influence.
Iranian forces are supporting al-Shabab and allegedly offering bounties. The U.S. government must stop Tehran before it further destabilizes the Horn of Africa.
The Trump administration placed Mohammad Javad Zarif, the foreign minister of the Islamist regime in Iran, on the U.S. sanctions list a year ago this month