NCRI - A Pakistani man was convicted in Germany on Monday of spying for Iran to search out potential attack targets for the Revolutionary Guards.
The defendant, 31-year-old Mustufa Haidar Syed-Naqfi, was sentenced to four years and three months in prison "for working for a foreign intelligence service", a spokeswoman for Berlin's superior court said. ‘Gulf Times’ reported on March 27 2017.
Bahrain arrests terror cell with links to IRGC, Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq
Bahrain security forces have arrested a terror cell that plotted to assassinate important senior government and community figures. Al Arabiya English reported on March 26, 2017.
The suspects were arrested on Sunday, a statement from Bahrain’s interior ministry has confirmed.
Much has been discussed about “fake news” appearing everywhere, from newspapers to blogs to social media to even Wikipedia listings that have been altered.
The wave of fake news stems largely from the ability in today’s hyper-connected, social media world to distribute information as fast as fingers can swipe a touchscreen. It also means it has become harder for ordinary people to discern what is legitimate and accurate news versus what is hyperbole or hysteria. John Lee wrote in the ‘Independent Journal Review’ on March 23 and the article continues as follows:
According to Reuters on March 21, 2017. Iran is sending advanced weapons and military advisers to Yemen's rebel Houthi movement, stepping up support for its Shi'ite ally in a civil war whose outcome could sway the balance of power in the Middle East, regional and Western sources say.
Iran's enemy Saudi Arabia is leading a Sunni Arab coalition fighting the Houthis in the impoverished state on the tip of the Arabian peninsula - part of the same regional power struggle that is fuelling the war in Syria.
On March 17, 2017.Office of the Spokesperson of the state department made the following announcement:
The Department of State has designated Ahmad Hasan Yusuf and Alsayed Murtadha Majeed Ramadhan Alawi as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGT) under Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons who have committed, or pose a serious risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. As a consequence of these designations, U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in transactions or dealings with Yusuf or Alawi, and all of Yusuf’s and Alawi’s property and interests in property subject to United States jurisdiction is frozen.
NCRI - Sky News TV aired an interview with an Iran expert on this regime’s meddling in the Middle East.
“Religion and beliefs are nothing but tools used by Iran for its meddling in the region,” said Dr. Sultan Naime, an academic and expert on Iranian affairs.
“What Iran is doing is using various tools to realize its meddling in the region. There are clear facts that show beliefs and religion have no value for Iran. This regime stood alongside Armenia, which is Christian, on its Ghare Bagh dispute with Azerbaijan, who people are mainly Shiites,” he added.
NCRI - March 15th, 1993 marks the day when Mohammad Hossein Naghdi, a member of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), was assassinated in Italy by Iranian intelligence agents.
Naghdi was Iran’s former charge d’affaires in the Iranian embassy in Rome. However, he joined the Iranian Resistance in 1982 and became a member of the NCRI representative delegation in Italy. From 1983 onward he became the NCRI representative in Italy.
Today March 15, 2017 Struan Stevenson, President of European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA), issued a press release, concerning the appointment of a war criminal, as Iran regime’s ambassador to Iraq as follows:
Iranian news media reported that the Iraqi government has accepted the revolutionary guard Brigadier General Iraj Masjedi, a senior adviser to Qasem Soleimani, commander of the terrorist Quds Force, as the Iranian regime's ambassador in Baghdad. The media wrote: “The Iranian Embassy in Baghdad is considered one of the key strategic posts abroad and the selection of its Ambassador is crucial.” Masjedi said in January 2017 that the frontlines for Iran are Damascus and Aleppo in Syria and Mosul and Falujah in Iraq.
NCRI - Iran is attempting to transfer the $1.6 billion frozen in Luxembourg. This money, according to a U.S. court ruling, has been frozen to compensate family members of 9/11 victims. This ruling proves Iran’s relations with al-Qaeda prior to 9/11.
There is reason to believe relations between Iran and al-Qaeda date back to the early 1990s. Contacts between Tehran and al-Qaeda began when bin Laden was in Sudan, and continued following his transfer to Afghanistan. The bilateral relations played an active role in developments that led the 9/11 attacks in New York and hundreds of al-Qaeda senior and low-ranking members fleeing from the Afghanistan hills into Iran following the US-led war in Afghanistan. Numerous al-Qaeda members remain in Iran, including: