In continuation of the internal conflict between Iranian regime’s various bands over choosing Hassan Rouhani's upcoming Cabinet members, and the Revolutionary Guards pressure to have several ministers into the cabinet, the head of the Parliament’s Planning and Budget Commission revealed that the 11th government (Rouhani’s previous cabinet) was entirely on the path of the IRGC and Khamenei and has had the most financial support for the IRGC.
Iran has begun building a permanent base on Syrian soil, according to Syrian opposition TV “Orient” on July 16th.
Iran has also leased a military airbase in central Syria from the Assad regime, according to informed sources.
Iran has been involved in the Syria civil war since it started. Its militias have backed and propped up Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad to no end and at the minute their combined forces are subduing towns and cities from Eastern Aleppo to southern ar-Raqqah. Russian battleships in the Mediterranean, as well as jets, are working to subjugate them with shells.
The brave Syrian opposition is battling away through tough circumstances even after it was assailed by Iran and its foreign militias. The opposition has been unable to receive much needed aid and supplies because the Jordanian and Turkish passages have remained closed.
On the front lines of Syria’s six-year war are thousands of Afghan Shi’a sent by Iran to fight against armed rebels. Some of them are poorly trained, made up of mainly Afghan migrants and refugees known as the Fatemiyoun Division. Observers say that they have suffered a high rate of attrition, and coffins of fallen soldiers are paraded and buried in Iranian cities almost every week.
Iran’s medium-range missile strikes, alleged to be the official response to the June 7th twin attacks that the regime claims were staged by ISIS in Tehran, have been in the news recently. However, some say that Iran may be showcasing its ability to take on ISIS as well as sending a message to its adversaries, especially Washington, or that it might be an attempt to maintain a show of force against increasing domestic and foreign crises.
On Tuesday, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) released a comprehensive report detailing Iran’s missile program.
Since the Iran nuclear deal was signed in July 2015, it has accelerated its development of missiles.
The information released by the NCRI was gathered by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI / MEK) which has an extensive network of people inside the country gathering intelligence about the workings of the Iranian regime, its terrorist activities, its human rights violations and the ballistic missile and nuclear programs.