MESOP NEWS TODAYS COMMENTARY „IRAN“ – THE POWER OF ACTION

TRUMP IS ALL TALK ON IRAN

By Dennis Ross (Former US Ambassador) –  Foreign Policy – February 8, 2018

The president has wooed Saudi Arabia and Israel with promises to roll back Iranian influence—but he has so far failed to match those words with action.President Donald Trump may not have high favorability ratings in the United States, but anyone who has recently spent time in Israel or Saudi Arabia, as I have, can attest that he does among leaders in these Middle Eastern states.

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MESOP NEWS : MACRON FOLLOWER FOLLOWS THE MULLAHS / IRAN / FRANCE & IRAN STRENGTHEN BUSINESS TIES

 

9 Febr 2018 – IRAN: A senior finance official in France said his country is “encouraging companies” to continue doing business in Iran (Al Jazeera) despite recent U.S. objections to the 2015 nuclear deal.

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MESOP NEWS : MACRON FOLLOWER FOLLOWS THE MULLAHS / IRAN / FRANCE & IRAN STRENGTHEN BUSINESS TIES

 

9 Febr 2018 – IRAN: A senior finance official in France said his country is “encouraging companies” to continue doing business in Iran (Al Jazeera) despite recent U.S. objections to the 2015 nuclear deal.

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/02/france-iran-strengthen-business-ties-180208160345654.html

MESOP NEWS STRATEGIC THOUGHTS : ROLLING BACK IRAN’S FOREIGN LEGION

EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN)

Featuring Hanin Ghaddar and Phillip Smyth   Policy Forum Report – February 6, 2018

Two experts diagnose the Shia militia problem in Lebanon, Syria, and Iraq, offering concrete advice for reducing the power of Iran’s proxies.

On February 2, Hanin Ghaddar and Phillip Smyth addressed a Policy Forum at The Washington Institute. Ghaddar, the Institute’s Friedman Visiting Fellow, is a veteran Lebanese journalist and researcher. Smyth is a Soref Fellow at the Institute and a researcher at the University of Maryland. The event marked the release of Ghaddar’s new Institute report “Iran’s Foreign Legion: The Impact of Shia Militias on U.S. Foreign Policy.” The following is a rapporteur’s summary of their remarks.

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Iran ‘Mass Producing’ Drones Strapped with Smart Bombs

EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN) – BY: Adam Kredo – THE FREE BEACON – February 5, 2018 1:51 pm

Iran announced on Monday that it has begun mass-producing a new weaponized drone that carries smart bombs capable of precision strikes, according to the Islamic Republic’s military leaders.Iran, which has engaged in a massive military buildup since receiving billions of dollars in cash windfalls as a result of the landmark nuclear deal, says that these advanced new drones will be delivered to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, or IRGC, which has been coordinating war efforts across the Middle East, including most controversially in Syria, where Iranian-backed forces have attacked U.S. troops.

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EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN) – MESOP NEWS DESCRIPTION : THE CRIMINAL HEZBOLLAH COMPLEX

Putting the Squeeze on Iran via Hezbollah / TRUMP CONTRA HEZBOLLAH

5 Febr 2018 – CIPHER BRIEF  – From selling drugs to profiting from a pig farm, Lebanese Hezbollah’s hypocrisy knows no bounds – a political party with a military army that does the bidding of the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

That was the reasoning behind new Trump administration sanctions announced Friday – little noticed during the brouhaha over the Nunes memo. The sanctions are meant to delay the flow of illicit cash to Hezbollah’s coffers, and frustrate its support of Syrian leader Bashar al Assad, as the group fights alongside Iranian volunteers at the behest of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

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MESOP DOCUMENTATION OF THE RECENT IRANIAN ACTIVITIES IN MIDDLE EAST – By Meir Amit Intelligence + Terrorism Information Center – Israel

Spotlight on Iran – January 21 – February 4, 2018 Editor: Dr. Raz Zimmt

OVERVIEW –  Tehran is clearly concerned about the intention of the United States administration to maintain an American armed force in the region in the day after the final defeat of the Islamic State. The Adviser on Foreign Affairs to the Supreme Leader, Ali-Akbar Velayati, declared during a conference in Tehran that Iranian forces must remain in Iraq and Syria to prevent Iran’s enemies, led by the United States, from realizing their plan to partition the countries of the region. He denounced the U.S. military presence in the region and stressed Iran’s willingness to assist the Syrian government in combating American forces. In parallel, the Senior Military Adviser to the Supreme Leader, Yahya Rahim Safavi, called to form a regional coalition between Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Russia and Syria to jointly act against the United States and its allies in the region. These statements follow an announcement by the Pentagon on its intention to train a 30,000-strong force made up of members of the Syrian Democratic Forces, which will operate along the borders with Turkey and Iraq.

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MESOP Iran Daily: “Revolution Street Girls” Demonstrations Spread Across Country

By Scott Lucas – eaworldview – 2 Febr 2018  – A woman waves her hijab near a police car in Tehran, Iran, January 2018

Weeks after protests across Iran, a new type of demonstration is spreading across cities, as women remove mandatory head covering and wave white hijabs on poles. The first “Girl of Revolution Street” appeared in Tehran on December 27, the day before the escalatoin of protests over political and economic issues. She was filmed climbing atop an electricity box on one of the capital’s busiest thoroughfares, Enqelab (Revolution) Avenue, as she removed the hijab and waved it in the air.

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WITH OR WITHOUT PUTIN, ISRAEL IS WILLING TO ENFORCE LEBANON REDLINE

MESOP NEWS TODAYS RELEVANT COMMENTARY : DEAD END SYRIA !?

by David Makovsky  – Policy Alert – February 1, 2018 – David Makovsky is the Ziegler Distinguished Fellow and director of the Project on the Middle East Peace Process at The Washington Institute.

Through Moscow meetings and public statements, Israeli officials have made clear that Iranian weapons facilities in Lebanon are a game changer, so escalation is quite possible if Tehran ignores their warnings.

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EAST KURDISTAN (IRAN) MESOP NEWS INTEL COMMENTARIES (CIPHER BRIEF) – 30 Jan 2018 – Hezbollah Goes on the Cyber Offensive With Iran’s Help

 

Hezbollah’s hackers are quickly learning the art of cyber warfare…with a little help from Iran. • Under Tehran’s tutelage, the formidable militant organization is increasingly turning its attention to the digital realm to engage in espionage, psychological operations, disruption of critical services and criminal activity to fund its activities on the ground.

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