MESOP NEWS FOCUS : THE “REFORMERS” & “DIALOGUE PARTNERS” BUILT NEW LONG RANGE MISSILES – TARGETING ISRAEL
Iran Daily: Revolutionary Guards — We’ve Built 3rd Underground Missile Factory
26 May 2017 – In their first significant statement since last Friday’s re-election of President Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have proclaimed the construction of a third underground facility for production of ballistic missiles.
The commander of the Guards’ Aerospace Division, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, declared on Thursday that the Islamic Republic will continue to strengthen its “defensive missile might in the face of security threats facing the nation”.
EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN)
25 May 2017 – Report: Iran builds new underground ballistic missile factory
In January, US officials say that Iran has conducted a ballistic missile test in violation of the UN resolution put in place after the Iran nuclear deal.
8 Prisoners Executed a Week After Presidential Elections in Iran
ERBIL – 24 May 2017 – MESOP NEWS – Only a week after the presidential elections in Iran, eight prisoners were executed across Iran. According to human rights sources, executions against at least eight death row inmates in prisons in Ardabil, Tabriz, Kermanshah and Baluchistan cities across Iran were carried out on Tuesday, May 23. Hengaw human rights organization reported that Mehrdad Askari, 33, a Kurdish national from Humaili city of Kermashah was executed on Tuesday.
Germany urges Iran to stop supporting militants in Syria and Iraq
The Fiscal Times – “In many conflicts in the region Iran plays a difficult role, especially in Iraq and S
CNN: “moderates won in Iran…reformists”…yeah, sure, did they reform the type of rope used to hang people or hang them moderately?
If you listen to @FedericaMog, you get the impression, Iran would be a democracy and not a Mullah dictatorship with a puppet ‘president’.
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Iranians took passionately part to political life of their country. I congratulate President @HassanRouhani for strong mandate received ½
#BREAKING | News says #Regime take Al-Zarqaa Checkpoint (55 km to Syrian-Iraqi Border) near #AlTanaf in the Desert.…
MESOP NEWS : VOLKER P. – A GENUINE GERMAN IDIOT ! “FORWARD” WITH HEZBOLLAH * QASSEM SOLEIMANI AGAINST SUNNI’S – CHRISTIANS – KURDS – JEWS!
Volker Perthes is the Commander in Chief of German Government think tank SWP – Berlin
Featuring Patrick Clawson, Nader Uskowi, and Elham Gheytanchi
PolicyWatch 2805 – May 18, 2017 – On May 17, Patrick Clawson, Nader Uskowi, and Elham Gheytanchi addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute. Clawson is the Institute’s Morningstar Senior Fellow and director of research. Uskowi is a visiting fellow at the Institute and a senior policy advisor at CENTCOM. Gheytanchi is a professor of sociology at Santa Monica College and has written extensively on Iranian politics. The following is a rapporteur’s summary of their remarks.
PATRICK CLAWSON :