The U.S. faces terror threats from across the globe, and Iran continues to be the foremost state sponsor of terrorism, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said in testimony in a Senate hearing on Tuesday.
Clapper noted, even after implementation of the nuclear deal this year, the regime in Iran also poses a “continuing terrorist threat to U.S. interests and partners worldwide”.
“Iran continues to be the foremost state sponsor of terrorism and exerts its influence in regional crises in the Mideast, through the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps–Qods Force, its terrorist partner Lebanese Hezbollah, and proxy groups,” he said, reading from his submitted assessment.
Hassan Rouhani: If revolutionary guards (IRGC) were not present in Iraq and Syria, we would have had no security and would not have reached the nuclear accord
Threatening regional countries Shamkhani noted that if we did not fight in Syria, then Tehran, Ahvaz and Hamadan would have been insecure
In paying homage to those involved in the nuclear negotiations on February 8, in an unprecedented admission Rouhani, the President of the religious fascism ruling Iran, said: “Had it not been for our armed forces who guarded the security of this country and if our valiant commanders were not steadfast in Baghdad, Samara, Fallujah and Ramadi…, had they not helped the Syrian government in Damascus and Aleppo, and were it not for the valor of the army, the IRGC, the Basij, and the Islamic Republic Security Forces, we would not have enjoyed the security that we needed to conduct such good negotiations.”
Bahrain’s prosecution service said Monday it has charged 11 suspects with forming a 'terrorist' group that included members trained by the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and its proxy group Hezbollah in Iraq.
The group has been charged with 'establishing and joining a terrorist group; possessing explosives, weapons and firearms; and receiving training for terrorist purposes', Advocate General Ahmed al-Hamadi said.
The United Nations Independent International Commission of Inquiry for Syria said on Monday that the regime of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad is committing crimes against people held in the country’s prisons which include extermination, murder, rape, torture, forced disappearance and other inhumane acts.
The investigating body which has documented violations of human rights in the Syrian conflict since late 2011 asked the UN Security Council to impose sanctions on high-ranking civilian and military officials of the Assad regime responsible for or complicit in deaths, torture and disappearances in custody.
The Iranian regime has built out an underground facility at its Parchin military complex, and also removed “potentially incriminating traces of activity” while international nuclear talks were underway, satellite images published by intelligence site Stratfor reveal.
Over two dozens people, mostly Saudis, accused of spying for Iran will appear before the Criminal Court in Riyadh, a Saudi daily reported on Sunday.
The Saudi Bureau of Investigation and Public Prosecution (BIP) has already completed the list of charges against a group of 27 people who had been arrested in 2013 in several Saudi cities.
NCRI - At least over two dozens people were arrested on Sunday in Tehran during a raid by Iranian regime’s State Security Forces (Police) against those who had gathered outside Tehran’s Evin prison and the home of political prisoner Mohammad Ali Taheri demanding his release.
Mohammad Ali Taheri, founder of a new spiritual group in Iran called Erfan-e-Halgheh, was arrested on 4 May 2011 by officials linked to the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards.
Speaking to families of Iranians killed in Syria fighting for Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, the Iranian regime’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said if his regime had not gone abroad to “fight the enemy”, it would have to fight them inside Iran.
Khat-e Hezbollah (Line of Hezbollah), a publication distributed by Khamenei’s official website, Khamenei.ir, published the comments by the regime’s Supreme Leader during a meeting with the families of Iranians killed both in Syria and Iraq.
Many Iranian women and young people are disillusioned about the upcoming elections, desperate for reform but losing hope in Hassan Rouhani and his promise of a freer society, Reuters reports.
'I am not going to make the same mistake twice. I have decided not to vote,' said Setareh, a university graduate in the northern city of Rasht. 'I voted for Rouhani - was he able to improve my situation? No.
Iranian exiles took part in a rally in London’s Parliament Square and St James' Square on Thursday, February 4, to protest against the presence of an the Iranian regime’s Foreign Minister at the Supporting Syria and the Region conference.
Iranians, taking part in a rally organized by National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), stressed that Iran has been the main supporter of Syrian dictator, Bashar Assad and has facilitated the massacre of the Syrian people.
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