Hezbollah, sometimes called the Party of God, is an Iranian movement that was originally formed to assist the Ayatollah Khomeini and his forces in consolidating power after the revolution. It was created with help from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), receiving military assistance, training, and financial support from the Islamic Republic of Iran and Syria. The alliance between Iran, Hezbollah, and the Assad regime in Syria refers to itself as the “Axis of Resistance.”
Jordan, on Sunday, 14 August 2017, only a few days after the Iranian regime's regional militants controlled a region near the Jordanian border, said it would not tolerate the presence of Shiite militias on its borders.
According to the Italian ANSA news agency, spokesman of Jordan’s government Mohammed al-Momeni said at a press conference that the presence of militants on the Jordanian border is “unacceptable and rejected.”
The Afghan Taliban and the Iranian regime were once hostile enemies. However, this all changed after the US took action after the 9/11 terrorist attack and the enemies started to cooperate.
This is similar to the situation in Iraq in 2003 – Iran did not mind the US invasion, but it proceeded to drain its resources once the US succeeded in toppling Saddam Hussein’s regime. This is when Iran effectively took control. Iraq was handed to Iran on a plate.
The annual Country Reports on Terrorism was released by the U.S. State Department, who once again listed the Iranian regime. The report based the designation on the regime’s continued support for terrorist organizations such as Hezbollah, and its overall efforts to destabilize the Middle East.
Since 1984, the Iranian regime has been designated as such in the U.S. report, making it one of the longest-running state sponsors of terror in the world. This year, along with Iran, Sudan and Syria were officially designated in the annual report.
Within Syria, two Iraqi Shia militias have promoted training camps. These two militias are the Kata’ib Imam Ali (Imam Ali Battalions) and the Kata’ib al Sabriun (Those Who Endure Battalions), and reportedly, they are tied to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).
The Kata’ib Imam Ali released a photo from one of its training camps inside Syria. The photo features the militia’s deputy secretary general, Muhammad al Bawi, who is said to be one of its key leaders for operations inside Syria. He is often featured in propaganda emanating from that region. It is unclear where the training camp is, but the Battalions have had a large presence in Aleppo province for a very long time, and recently, are also said to be in the country’s south.
The Ghor Provincial Council announced on Monday, July 24, 2017, that the Iranian regime is financially and militarily backing the Taliban in western Afghanistan to destroy the Salma Dam of Herat.
Ghor Provincial Council chairman Fazlul Haq Ehsan says the Iranian regime wants to eliminate the Salma Dam in Herat by supporting the Taliban.