Terrorism
Saturday July 22, 2017

Iran Regime Is No "Victim" When It Comes to Terrorism

Last week’s terror attacks in Iran have been widely criticised throughout the world and while we must have sympathy for the victims and their families, we must not feel sympathy with the Iranian Regime, according to a leading political analyst.

Paulo Casaca, founder and executive director of the Brussels-based South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF), told DW in an interview last Thursday that it is wrong to consider the Iranian Regime a victim of terrorism in the same way that we consider the UK and France as victims of terrorism.

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Iran: Cyber-Attack More Likely Than Military Attack

Despite some general concern in the media, President Trump’s visit to the Middle East was a resounding success. His previous actions and words regarding the travel ban affecting several Muslim-majority countries, and his tendency to speak out of place, made many believe that the trip would be rather unsuccessful. 

However, Saudi Arabia pulled out all the stops to welcome the US President and an arms deal worth around $110 billion was made.

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US Sanctions on Iran Trouble Lebanon

Officials in Washington are preparing to widen sanctions that will financially affect the Hezbollah group. Alarms have been triggered in Lebanon as the government is fearful that the country’s banking sector will be particularly affected. 

Although the draft amendment has not yet been proposed as law, sanctions could be imposed against those who are financing the terror group that is backed by Iran.

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Saudi-Led Arab Alliance Breaks Ties With Qatar

Saudi Arabia and three other Arab nations have cut their diplomatic and economic ties to Qatar, as punishment for supporting the Iranian Regime and terrorist groups in the Middle East.

Qatari stocks plunged after Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt announced that they would suspend air and sea travel to and from the Gulf nation.

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Iran Tests America in Syria

The Iranian Regime is testing the US’s resolve in the south-eastern areas of Syria, as the Regime fights to take over the area that the combined forces have to take back from the so-called Islamic State.

Amir Toumaj, a Research Analyst at Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), and Caleb Weiss, a contributing writer, wrote an op-ed for FDD's Long War Journal, in which they highlight that the Regime’s rush to seize reclaimed land in Syria, that belongs to the Syrians, is rightly irritating the Americans.

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