NCRI - A federal judge has asked Argentina’s Senate to allow the arrest of former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner for treason, corruption, and charges related to the Iranian Regime’s involvement in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish community centre in Buenos Aires, which killed 85 people.
Kirchner, who served as President from 2007 to 2015, was set to begin a term a senator on Sunday, which would give her immunity from arrest.
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations officials have found that missiles fired at Saudi Arabia by Yemen’s Houthi rebels appear to have a “common origin,” but they are still investigating U.S. and Saudi claims that Iran supplied them, according to a confidential report.
The officials traveled to Saudi Arabia to examine the debris of missiles fired on July 22 and Nov. 4, wrote U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres in the fourth biannual report on the implementation of U.N. sanctions and restrictions on Iran.
NCRI - Reports are circulating that top Pentagon officials are drawing up plans to curb Iran’s malign influence in the Middle East.
Defense Secretary James Mattis has reportedly asked the Pentagon to come up with plans to use the US military to deter the Iranian Regime from expanding into neighbouring countries (through invasion or proxy groups) and containing them if they are currently there.
NCRI - US Congress has submitted a bill to designate the al-Nujaba movement in Iraq as a terrorist organisation. The bill gives information about the role of this dangerous group and gives an insight into the consequences of the existence of so many sectarian militias across the whole of the Middle East, in particular in Iraq and Syria.
Iran has numerous militias and proxy groups spreading its ideology to other nations, so much so that you could say that they are critical elements of its foreign policy.
NCRI - There are developments happening across the Middle East and there are indications that there will be some positive changes. This is very worrying for Iran because it is profiting from the chaos and fuelling conflicts so it can take advantage of weaker nations.
In Yemen, more than 85% of the country is back under the control of the Saudi-backed coalition. However, there are reports that Iran-led Houthi militias have fired another ballistic missile towards Saudi Arabia.
NCRI - Saudi Arabia has called for a Yemen free of "militias supported by Iran", on Tuesday, in its first statement since the Iran-backed Houthi terrorists killed ally former president Ali Abdullah Saleh.
The statement, published on the official SPA news agency, read: "The Saudi Arabian cabinet expresses the hope that the uprising of the Yemeni people against the terrorist Houthi militias supported by Iran will free Yemen of abuse, death threats and the appropriation of public and private property."
NCRI - US National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster has placed Russia and China in the same grouping as the Iranian Regime, North Korea, and global terrorist organizations like the so-called Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), in terms of threats to the US’s national security.
NCRI - The commander of the violent terrorist group, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) praised the role of the Basij, a militia group operating within the IRGC, as a model for other Iranian Regime proxies across the Middle East.
Mohammad Ali Jafari said, in a speech to the Basij forces in Tehran: "The Basij is a role model for the 'resistance' of the countries in the region, including Hezbollah in Lebanon, and it is expressed in hundreds of thousands of people who have undergone training in the forces of Al-Hashd Al-Sha'abi [popular forces that fought ISIS in Iraq], in Yemen, and other countries."
PARIS/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday called on Iraq to dismantle all militias, including the government-sanctioned, Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), a rare public call to do so by a major Western leader.
Macron’s call, which followed a meeting with Iraqi Kurdish leaders in Paris, underscores the tough balancing act Baghdad has to perform between its allies in the war on Islamic State, Iran and Western powers, which do not see eye to eye.