Special Dispatch No. 7191 MEMRI
Iranian Officials To Europe: Hands Off Our Ballistic Missiles – They’re Not Aimed At You, And Can Even Serve Your Security Needs
IRGC Commander Jafari In Message Meant To Reassure Europe: Right Now, We Are Settling For Missiles With 2,000-Km Range – A Range That Covers U.S. Forces In The Region, https://www.memri.org/reports/irgc-commander-jafari-message-meant-reassure-europe-right-now-we-are-settling-missiles-2000
MESOP NEWS : MULLAHS AT ISRAELS DOORSTEPS ! – With Iran on Its Doorstep, Israel Quietly Readies Game-Changing Air Power
By Yaakov Lappin November 21, 2017 – BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 649, November 21, 2017
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Israeli air power now has capabilities beyond any yet seen in military history. Its aerial strike capabilities are likely to prove decisive to the outcome of any military action taken against Iran in Syria.
Iran has big plans to create a military outpost in Syria, right on Israel’s doorstep. From there, the Islamic Republic could threaten and attack Israel in the future.
EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Iranian Kurdish Party – By Zach Huff Thursday, October 12, 2017 – CLARION PROJECT
MESOP EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN) – GREAT ARTICLE BY OUR FRIEND ZACH DANIEL
Shervin Mazlum was born on 1977 in the city of Maku in the eastern part of Kurdistan (northwestern Iran).
She is an executive board member of the Iranian Kurdish PJAK (Partiya Jiyana Azad a Kurdistane — Kurdistan Free Life Party and has played a key role in the party’s organization and diplomacy since its founding.
PJAK is a left-wing, Kurdish organization based in Iranian Kurdistan. Its thousands of fighters wage intermittent armed conflict against the Iranian regime for rights for Iran’s five million Kurds.
PJAK is considered an offshoot of the PKK (Kurdistan Worker’s Party), an organization that has engaged in armed struggle against Turkey for minority rights.
EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN) : MACRON’S DILEMMA TO COMBINE ANTI WITH PRO
By Scott Lucas – eaworldview – 19 Nov 2017 – Iran’s strategy to detach European countries from the US on the July 2015 nuclear deal and regional issues is under threat, with a growing, bitter rift with France.
MESOP RECOMMENDATION : Video: Iranian Security Forces Humiliate Kurdish Citizens Affected by the Earthquake
EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN) – Basnews English – 15/11/2017 – 20:04 – ERBIL — Iranian security forces attacked the Kurdish citizens who have been affected by the earthquake that hit the Kurdish region of Iran on Sunday.
NEW YORK TIMES REPORT –
15 Nov 2017 – NYT – Our Tehran bureau chief, traveling with a photographer, reached the earthquake-ravaged area of western Iran.
The death toll has surpassed 530, he writes, “a massive loss of life” accompanied by vast structural damage — a painful test for the government’s resources and capabilities.
In one village, he found a lone Shiite cleric who was trying to help. “I’m trying to talk to people about God, give them peace of mind — that is all I can do,” he said. “And pray. One can always pray.”
MESOP NEWS TODAY : PLEASE , MACRON – MEET SOON THE MULLAHS AS FRIENDS ! (… and he will, sure!”)
By – Scott Lucas . eaworldview – November 15, 2017 – France’s energy giant Total has warned that it might have to abandon a flagship $4.8 billion gas project in Iran because of US sanctions.
Total and the Islamic Republic signed the agreement in July to develop one of the phases of the South Pars gasfield, the largest in the world. The Rouhani Government has seen the deal as a breakthrough in its efforts for Iranian economic recovery, with implementation the July 2015 nuclear accord with the 5+1 Powers (US, UK, France, Germany, Russia, China).
von Khaled Abu Toameh – 15. November 2017 / Gatestone
Englischer Originaltext: The Iran-Hamas-Hezbollah Connection
Der libanesische Ministerpräsident Saad Hariri hat die Nase voll. Vergangene Woche vollendete der Iran nach dem Rücktritt von Hariri, der Berichten zufolge nach Saudi-Arabien floh, seine Übernahme des Libanon. Hariri, der die Hisbollah und deren iranische Unterstützer anprangerte, sagte, er fürchte um sein Leben. Hariri hat allen Grund, sich vor der Hisbollah, der mächtigen schiitischen Terrorgruppe und Bevollmächtigten des Iran, die die effektive Kontrolle im Libanon innehat, zu fürchten.
Hinweise deuten darauf hin, dass der Iran und die Hisbollah planen, ihre Kontrolle auch auf den Gazastreifen auszuweiten. Bereits jetzt unterstützt der Iran die Hamas mit finanziellen und militärischen Mitteln. Es ist eben jene Unterstützung des Iran, die der Hamas in den vergangenen zehn Jahren ermöglichte, im Gazastreifen an der Macht zu bleiben. Dem Iran ist es auch zu verdanken, dass sich die Hamas und der Palästinensische Islamische Dschihad, eine weitere im Gazastreifen ansässige Terrororganisation, im Besitz Tausender Raketen und Flugkörper befinden. Es ist Geld aus dem Iran, das es der Hamas und dem Palästinensischen Islamischen Dschihad ermöglicht, weiterhin Tunnel unter der Grenze zu Israel zu graben.
Al-Monitor Staff November 14, 2017 – Article Summary A new law in Iran has been written to reduce the death penalty for drug smugglers carrying smaller amounts.
Iran’s new law for combating drugs will be implemented beginning Nov. 14. The law — passed by the Reformist majority parliament and approved by the conservative Guardian Council — is set to decrease the number of people executed in Iran, which leads the world in executions on a per capita basis. Agencies in Iran responsible for combating drug smuggling, however, have warned that the new law will increase drug use.
By Dr. James M. Dorsey November 14, 2017 – Israel – BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 641, November 14, 2017
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: A series of incidents involving Iranian ethnic and religious minorities raises the specter of the US and Saudi Arabia seeking to destabilize the Islamic Republic. Indications are that Iran has no intention of sitting back passively in the face of this threat. Beyond its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, the Lebanese Shiite militia Hezbollah, and Shiite militias in Iraq, Tehran may be strengthening its relations with the Taliban in Afghanistan.
In the shadowy world of covert proxy wars, Iran is taking center stage, both as a target and as a player.