NCRI - The commander of the violent terrorist group, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) praised the role of the Basij, a militia group operating within the IRGC, as a model for other Iranian Regime proxies across the Middle East.
Mohammad Ali Jafari said, in a speech to the Basij forces in Tehran: "The Basij is a role model for the 'resistance' of the countries in the region, including Hezbollah in Lebanon, and it is expressed in hundreds of thousands of people who have undergone training in the forces of Al-Hashd Al-Sha'abi [popular forces that fought ISIS in Iraq], in Yemen, and other countries."
PARIS/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Saturday called on Iraq to dismantle all militias, including the government-sanctioned, Iran-backed Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), a rare public call to do so by a major Western leader.
Macron’s call, which followed a meeting with Iraqi Kurdish leaders in Paris, underscores the tough balancing act Baghdad has to perform between its allies in the war on Islamic State, Iran and Western powers, which do not see eye to eye.
NCRI - The government of Afghanistan has responded to comments that were made by the deputy chief executive of the unity government Haji Mohammad Mohaqiq in relation to the latest developments in the civil war in Syria.
He praised the Lebanese Hezbollah, the Afghans and Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) for providing assistance, training, finance and so on to the current regime in Syria.
A ballistic missile from Yemen has been intercepted on Thursday by Saudi air defense forces in southern city of Khamis Mushait in the south western province of Assir.
The missile attack is the second this month since the November 4 missile intercepted near King khalid International Airport in Riyadh.
The Arab League in November 19 cited that since the beggining of conflict in Yemen 78 ballistic missiles have been fired towards Saudi Arabia from Yemen.
NCRI - Officials of Afghanistan opposed the presence of Afghan militants to fight under the command of the terrorist Quds Force in Fatemiyun division and Hashed al-Sha’bi in Syria and Iraq.
Abdullah Abdullah, executive director of Afghanistan’s National Unity Government, said on Monday, November 27, at a meeting of the Council of Ministers in Kabul, “The Afghan government's policy of fighting Daesh (ISIS) is clear. We do not support the presence and participation of Afghans in the war in any country.”
NCRI - The French daily Figaro reported that the Iranian regime is launching a major cyber-espionage operation against Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri and several other government officials to help Hezbollah in the upcoming elections in Lebanon.
“The Iranian regime is planning to influence Lebanon's 2018 elections and expand its influence in the Middle East through widespread cyber hacking operations... Western intelligence services have concluded that hackers of the so-called Oil Rig cyber-attack operations are funded by Iran’s Ministry of Defense,” Figaro wrote.
NCRI - It has been reported that Mohammad Bagheri, the Iran regime’s Chief of Staff, travelled to Damascus, the Syrian capital in an effort to show that there is unity between Iran’s regime and the Syrian president Bashar al Assad’s regime.
It was also meant as a way of showing cooperation between Shia allies in the fight against the Islamic State group and the opposition fighters and that it has been successful and fruitful.