The Iranian state television admitted, for the first time, that the state carried out assassinations of opponents of the regime outside the country using its agents. This came up during the talk show that was attended by Anis al-Naqqash, known for training Imad Mughniyah, the former military commander of the Lebanese Hezbollah militia. Al Arabiya English reported on February 18, 2017.
Saudi Arabia's foreign minister on Sunday 19 February 2017 in Munich, rejected Iranian calls for dialogue saying Tehran was the main sponsor of terrorism in the world, a destabilizing force in the Middle East and wanted to “destroy us.” Reported Reuters.
“Iran remains the single main sponsor of terrorism in the world,” Adel al-Jubeir told delegates at the Munich Security Conference. “It’s determined to upend the order in Middle East ... (and) until and unless Iran changes its behavior it would be very difficult to deal with a country like this.”
NCRI - According to the terrorist Quds Force Tasnim news agency on February 19, participants in the fourth exhibition called digital media of the Islamic Revolution, on the occasion of the anniversary of Khomeini's apostasy verdict against Salman Rushdie, determined the award of more than one billion Toman for his death.
Tasnim further reminded a quote from Khomeini in this regard who at the time said: “I fear 10 years from now, some analysts want to question this verdict against diplomatic principles.” So to prevent disremembering of that verdict was the main reason that participants in this exhibition determined the one billion Toman award for anyone who kills Rushdie.
Yemen's President Abdu Rabbo Mansur Hadi lauded the "active interventionism" of the new United States administration against the Iranian regime’s systematic interference in region-wide affairs, Asharq Al-Awsat English reported on Saturday.
Hadi’s remarks followed a meeting with the U.S. Ambassador to Yemen, Mathew Taller.
When the United States and Europe negotiated the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) they claimed it would boost trade and encourage foreign investment, thereby enhancing Iran’s private sector and eventually downgrading the regime’s tight grip on the economy.
At least, this was the belief back in 2015 when the P5+1 agreed to lift sanctions in return for having Iran’s nuclear program curbed. Today, signs indicate that the main winners in Iran are the state-owned companies, meaning Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and the terrorist-supporting Revolutionary Guards are enjoying JCPOA benefits.
NCRI - On Tuesday, Feb 14, Alireza Jafarzadeh, the Deputy Director of the National Council of Resistance of Iran - US Representative Office, revealed information about the headquarters and foreign mercenary training centers of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).
The information was gathered and documented by the social network maintained inside Iran by the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK). The network gathered the information over a period of several months, relying on sources inside the Iranian regime and the IRGC itself.
NCRI - The US administration should cut off Iranian regime’s fingertips in the region. They are a threat to stability and security in Syria, Iraq, and the entire region.
A report by Aljazeera TV on February 15:
The Iranian regime could expand its political and military influence in Iraq during the Presidency of Barack Obama. They launched a new form of Revolutionary Guards called ‘al-Hashd al-Shaabi’ and also passed a law to give it a legal form.