Wednesday May 24, 2017

International Efforts to Curb Iranian Threat

Threats to Saudi Arabia have been made in recent days by officials of Iran. It is just one more incident in a series of provocations carried out by the Islamic Republic. Tensions between the two countries have been getting worse. 

The threat was made by the Defence Minister of Iran, Hossein Dehqan, following comments made by the heir apparent to the kingdom, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.


Director of National Intelligence Declares Iran Is Still Supporting Assad Regime

Analysts have been accusing Iran of propping up Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s regime for a long time. Iran has also been named the leading state sponsor of terrorism by experts all over the world. This has recently been confirmed by the top intelligence chief Dan Coats. 

Coats, the Director of National Intelligence, said that the behaviour of the Islamic Republic has not changed since the nuclear deal was signed.


Iran's Lies Are Fuelling the Syrian War

For years and years, Syrian allies – mainly Iran and Russia - have made excuses to keep Bashar al Assad in power and have used many tactics to shrug off the political pressure on them. 

Allies would say that they were going to let Assad go as the President of Syria so that fighting could come to an end. But then they would say that they are waiting for his presidential term to be over so that the constitution is respected. But then, as everyone was patiently waiting, the 2014 elections happened and, surprise surprise, Assad was re-elected. Somehow.


Saudi Arabia Rules out Resumption of Relations With Iran

In a televised interview, Saudi Arabia's Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said that there could be no rapprochement between his country and Iran. Accusing Iran of fostering sectarian violence, Saudi Arabia's defense minister stated, (they) "wish to dominate the Muslim world.” 

The Deputy Crown Prince serves as the Saudi defense minister and oversees the government's overhaul of its economy. In the TV interview on Tuesday, he said, “How can we get along with a regime which has an extremist ideology … and a profound wish to dominate the Muslim world and spread the Shiite faith?"


Victims of Iran Terrorist Attacks Are Compensated

Economic sanctions have been used as a way to bend the will of rogue governments. Sometimes they are effective and sometimes they are not. 

However, one good thing to have come out of certain sanctions imposed on Iran is that a number of American families are receiving payments for being a victim of what has been considered by the US as a state-sponsored act of terrorism. The victims are those that have been injured, or the families of those killed, by acts of terrorism perpetrated by Iran.