The commander of the terrorist Qods Force of the Iranian regime, Qassem Suleimani, has reportedly been photographed in Iraq alongside Shiite militiamen affiliated with the Iranian regime.
The authenticity of the photographs that were published in social media could not been verified, however, US military and intelligence officials have told The Long War Journal that Suleimani was in Iraq visiting with Shiite militias and commanders over the past several days.
Iranian regime Judiciary condemned political prisoner Mr. Ali Moezzi to one year of additional incommunicado imprisonment at the end of his 5-year sentence. Mr. Moezzi who just had a week remaining of his sentence was transferred to solitary confinement in Ghezel Hessar Prison on May 28 as new fabricated charges were brought against him. In protest to Iranian regime’s sham and illegitimate courts, Mr. Moezzi has persistently refused to attend them. On May 4, a group of henchmen took him to a court in Karaj while his hands and legs were in shackles, he was battered and had a cut in his forehead.
The United Nations nuclear inspectors would be wrong to dare to want to look at nuclear sites in Iran and if they do so they will be arrested and molten lead would be poured down their throat, a senior commander of the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards says.
IRGC Brigadier General Gholamhossein Qeybparavar, the commander of IRGC forces in the Fars province said on Saturday: “You would be wrong to dare to want to inspect our military centers and whoever does look at IRGC centers we will fill his throat with molten lead.”
The 5+1 countries negotiating with the Iranian regime have agreed on a way to restore U.N. sanctions on Iran if Tehran breaks the terms of a future nuclear deal, Western officials told Reuters.
U.S. and European negotiators want any easing of U.N. sanctions to be automatically reversible if Tehran violates a deal. Russia and China traditionally reject such automatic measures as undermining their veto power as permanent members of the U.N. Security Council.
Amnesty International has issued an Urgent Action calling on its members and the public to take action to prevent execution of a 24-year-old Iranian man who is at imminent risk of execution.
The young man identified as Ehsan Shah Ghasemi has been sentenced to death for stabbing a member of Basij paramilitary force in July 2011, causing injuries that allegedly resulted in his death almost three years later in April 2014.
Oil prices are likely to stay relatively weak for the rest of this year due to ample supply from traditional Middle East producers and a resurgence of US shale production, a Reuters survey forecast.
Reuters monthly survey of 28 analysts predicted the global oil benchmark North Sea Brent crude would average $61.60 a barrel in 2015, close to current levels.
So far this year Brent has averaged close to $58 a barrel, down from almost $100 in 2014.
Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir said Sunday that the Iranian regime is supporting terrorism and interfering in the Middle East’s affairs.
In a joint press conference with his Egyptian counterpart, the minister added that his country will not stand idly in the face of the Iranian regime’s meddling in the region’s affairs, Al Arabiya reported.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker who weighs a possible 2016 GOP presidential bid said Sunday he would abandon the Iranian regime at the negotiating table without a deal over its nuclear program if he were president.
“Right off the bat, I think you’ve got to pull back from this horrible Iran deal,” Walker said in an interview. “It’s a horrible deal.”
The US Secretary of State, John Kerry and the Iranian regime’s Foreign Minister, Javad Zarif are scheduled to hold another round of talks in Geneva this weekend as part of an ongoing nuclear talks to reach a comprehensive agreement on Tehran’s nuclear program.
Placing inspection and verification mechanisms to prevent the Iranian regime from obtaining nuclear weapons remains to be a key unresolved issue between Iran and P5+1. The Obama administration maintains that nuclear deal blocks the Iranian regime’s path to bomb
The 26-year-old Lebanese national who was arrested in Cyprus on Thursday while in possession of an estimated two tons of a compound that can be used for explosives has ties with Lebanon’s Hezbollah and has been trained in Iran, local press reported yesterday.
Citing Cypriot intelligence sources, Daily Phileleftheros reported that the man, who also holds a Canadian passport, is a member of Hezbollah’s military wing with close ties with the group’s leader Hassan Nasrullah. According to the report he received training in Iran by the Iranian regime’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).