Sunday August 20, 2017

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.


Iran at the Centre of Middle East Problems

Before the Second World War, conflicts in the Middle East were caused by issues regarding colonisation. After the war and after the colonisation had finished, conflicts got more and more serious and the blame was pinned on the battle between the western and Soviet camp during the Cold War.

New wars were starting after the collapse of the Soviet Union in the nineties. They started in Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan, and there was also significant trouble in Eritrea, South Yemen, Algeria and Egypt – all because of political vacuum.


Using Jihadists to Counter Threat of Iran Is Not a Valid Option

In August 2014, the leader of Iran-backed Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, said that the Islamic State posed a threat to the Middle East. He said that the “monster” is growing and that it does not recognise “Shiites, Sunnis, Christians, or Druze, Yazidis, Arabs, or Kurds”. He said that Arab monarchies were under great threat and declared that the presence of Hezbollah in Syria is primarily to “defend Lebanon, the resistance in Lebanon and all Lebanese”.

Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, Iran and its proxies have had victory after victory and have been given legitimacy time and time again.


Who is Hassan Rouhani?


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Iran: Protest In Tehran, In front of Parliament against Credit Institutions, 6 June 2017