MESOP NEWS : IRAN WAR AGAINST KURDS ! – Iranian Revolutionary Guards launch recruitment campaign in preparation for war against Iraqi Kurdistan: official
EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN) – ARA News – 21 Juli 2017 – The Iranian Revolutionary Guard forces in Iran’s Kurdistan and its recruiting forces, known as the Basij, have received orders to launch a recruitment campaign in preparation for a possible war against the Kurdistan Region of northern Iraq in the event of its independence.
Iran Daily: Top Official Visits Syria’s Assad
21 July 2017 – By Scott Lucas – eawolrdview – Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister has visited Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad, days after Russian-Iranian consultations in Tehran.Hossein Jaberi Ansari spend a second day in Damascus on Thursday, also seeing Prime Minister Imad Khamis, Foreign Minister Walid al-Moallem, and Deputy Foreign MInister Feisal al-Mikdad.
MESOP NEWS : A FOREIGN AFFAIRS ANALYSIS
20 July 2017 – By Madison Schramm and Ariane M. Tabatabai – As the Iranian nuclear agreement turns two years old this month, Iran hawks are once again advocating their preferred solution to the Iranian problem: regime change. Last month, Politico reported that shortly after President Trump’s inauguration, the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a conservative Washington think tank, had submitted a memo to the National Security Council arguing that “Iran is susceptible to a strategy of coerced democratization because it lacks popular support and relies on fear to sustain its power […] The very structure of the regime invites instability, crisis and possibly collapse.”
20 July 2017 – Iran warns U.S. to remove bases within 1,000 kilometers of its borders (newsweek.com) – U.S. Military Must Leave Iran’s Borders And Stop Calling Us Terrorists, Revolutionary Guards Say
‘A number of these nations host U.S. military bases. ‘, “In Syria, where the government has deemed the U.S. ‘s presence illegal, the locations of a number of U.S. military bases were reportedly exposed Tuesday by fellow NATO member Turkey.”,
MESOP TODAYS NEWS SITUATION REPORT : BY NEW YORK TIMES
By TIM ARANGOJULY 15, 2017 – NYT – BAGHDAD — Walk into almost any market in Iraq and the shelves are filled with goods from Iran — milk, yogurt, chicken. Turn on the television and channel after channel broadcasts programs sympathetic to Iran.
A new building goes up? It is likely that the cement and bricks came from Iran. And when bored young Iraqi men take pills to get high, the illicit drugs are likely to have been smuggled across the porous Iranian border.
And that’s not even the half of it.
By Scott Lucas – July 16, 2017 – eaworldview – Mystery hovers over discussions on Saturday in Tehran between Russian and Iranian officials about Syria’s conflict.Iranian media cover the visit of Alexander Lavrentiev, Moscow’s envoy on Syria, to the head of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani. However, the summaries are vague about the political and battlefield issues, such as last week’s Geneva talks, the US-Russia “de-escalation zone” which has come into force in southwest Syria, and the future of Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad. – Instead, Shamkhani headlines with an emphasis on Israel:
Iran’s Qods Force chief calls Iraqi militia commander ‘living martyr’
14 Jul 2017 01:29 PM PDT – MESOP – At a ceremony commemorating a Revolutionary Guard commander recently slain in Iraq, Major General Qassem Soleimani on July 10 hailed victory in Mosul against the Islamic State. Addressing the crowd with the flags of the Islamic Republic, Lebanese Hezbollah, Palestine and Iraq draped behind him, the Qods Force chief praised Iraqi actors, as well as Iran’s material and combat support to Iraq during the war. Soleimani, however, omitted US military support, which has been crucial in the campaign. www.mesop.de
MESOP NEWS HEUTE : „UNGEHEUERLICH!“
Von: Antje Schippmann veröffentlicht am 11.07.2017
Will die Bundesregierung ausgerechnet mit dem islamistischen Mullah-Regime gegen die Radikalisierung von Muslimen in Deutschland vorgehen?
In Berlin findet Ende Juli ein dreitägiger Workshop gegen Extremismus statt, der von Organisationen getragen wird, die teilweise direkt der iranischen Führung unterstehen.
Wortreicher Titel der Veranstaltung: „Islamverständnis zwischen Rationalität und Radikalität – Historisch-theologische Hintergründe und soziale Herausforderungen“.
Förderer: Das von Katarina Barley (48, SPD) geführte Familienministerium, im Rahmen des Programms „Demokratie leben! Aktiv gegen Rechtsextremismus, Gewalt und Menschenfeindlichkeit“.
MESOP NEWS IRAN REPORT : A NEWBORN ISRAEL !? – Tehran – Monarchy Has Turned Saudi Arabia Into “2nd Israel”
Iran’s Supreme Leader: Iran’s regime has declared that the Saudi Arabian monarchy has turned the kingdom into a “second Israel”. Tehran put out its latest denunciation of the Saudis, who broke diplomatic relations with the Islamic Republic in January 2016, through Secretary of the Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei. Rezaei issued a statement about Saudi military intervention in Yemen’s civil war since March 2015, claiming 32,000 civilians killed or injured and 4,000 residential houses destroyed. He blamed Riyadh for 240,000 people infected with cholera as schools, mosques, and hospitals were bombed.
MESOP NEWS REPORT : NEWS FROM IRANIAN MASTERMIND IN MIDDLE EAST
BY AMIR TOUMAJ | July 6, 2017 | firstname.lastname@example.org | @AmirToumaj
On July 3, Major General Qassem Soleimani, the chief of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Qods Force, spoke at an Iran-Iraq war veterans gathering in his home province of Kerman. Soleimani praised the Islamic Republic’s decades-long effort to take the mantle of the Palestinian cause and boasted that Tehran’s influence in the Middle East has expanded as a result of the Syrian war. He excoriated Saudi Arabia, as well as domestic Iranian critics of the Guard Corps. And the general also lamented the drop in religious observance in Iran.