NCRI - The low turnout on Wednesday in state-organized rallies in cities across Iran marks a defeat for Iranian regime at the 36th anniversary of its inception on February 11, 1979.
Despite mobilizing all governmental resources including the Revolutionary Guards and Basij para-military force, and threatening or enticing the people, especially the pupils and government employees, the number of those attending the event was unprecedentedly and significantly far lower than previous years.
A secretive Iranian military unit has been smuggling weapons to extremist groups in the Middle East and North Africa, Fox News has revealed.
Unit 190, a secret arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard's Quds Force, is made up of only about 24 people and operates out of a warehouse at Tehran's main airport.
Arab troops on the ground are needed to defeat Islamic State and control the regional 'evil forces' of Syria and Iran, a leading Arab journalist has demanded.
Tariq Alhomayed, former editor-in-chief of Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper, said: "There are a number of reasons as to why I conceive this as a Sunni battle. One is that the lack of a prominent Sunni presence fighting ISIS will leave the door open for Iran and sect-based militias to fill the vacuum in Syria and Iraq.
Washington is making “too much of a priority out of the Islamic State” while the main strategic priority for the US is not the Islamic State but the Iranian regime, a former speechwriter for George W. Bush said on Tuesday.
Speaking about the crisis in Syria on BBC’s Newsnight, David Frum said that the militants, who currently control swathes of land across Iraq and Syria, are not the West’s most important strategic threat in the region but ‘that is Iran.’
The threat posed by Iran acquiring nuclear weapons, is the “gravest threat” facing the United States, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz said on Wednesday.
The Republican Senator from Texas warned “We are repeating the mistakes of the 1990s with regard to North Korea… but here the dangers are qualitatively greater.”
The current nuclear deal on the table with Iran will not prevent the regime from becoming a nuclear power, leading American lawyer Alan Dershowitz has warned a conference in Paris.
Professor Alan Dershowitz said he believed President Barack Obama had broken his promise when he vowed that Iran would not achieve nuclear weapons, he told delegates at the event on Saturday.