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A very accurate picture, Many people around the world think of Iran as this Evil, angry country, and They unfortunately can`t make a difference between the people and the government, When in Reality Iran is a big Beautiful Country, With thousands of years of History and a Unique and great Culture  

Processing the strange Iranian terrorist plot

Quite understandably, various commentators are trying to make sense of an absurd plan by Iran’s IRGC to assassinate the Saudi ambassador to the U.S. Spencer Ackerman thinks it sounds like it “passed through a bull’s digestive tract.” And the Iranian government, innovators of the conspiracy theory, believe the story was concocted to distract people from the Occupy Wall Street movement. Right. (Khamenei believes the protest movement will be the downfall of the free market economy in the U.S. Shows you how much he understands American political culture.)

Given access to only the indictment papers everyone else, I can only guess based on the past history of Iran how credible the allegations are. There might be enough circumstantial evidence to say the charges are plausible, but in the absence of better information, it’s too hard to say for sure.

One thing Ackerman finds hard to believe is how harebrained the scheme is. (I am equally befuddled, as are many others.) However, Iran has done incredibly foolish things before with little regard for its well-being. For instance, Iran rejected an offer by Saddam Hussein in mid-1982 to suspend the Iran-Iraq war and return to the status quo ante, which was roughly where each side’s forces were at that time, anyway. Ayatollah Khomeini rejected the ceasefire offer, and — believing he was acting on God’s will — insisted that Iran invade Iraq with the aim of deposing Hussein and replacing him with a Shia Islamist. Six more years of war and Iran didn’t gain an inch of land.

Iran has also conducted audacious overseas bombings out of spite, such as when it directed Hizballah to blow up a Jewish community center in Argentina in retaliation for that government’s cancellation of a nuclear cooperation agreement.

The involvement of Mexican drug cartels as participants in the disrupted plot does not discredit the involvement of Iran’s Quds Force at all; Hizballah is well-known to have established fundraising and recruitment networks in Latin America, including Mexico.

Ackerman’s observation that the plot would have been a strategic catastrophe reinforces in his mind the idea that this makes the Quds Force look like, in his words, “blithering idiots” and “miscalculating buffoons.” This is too simplistic, just like it would be simplistic to label the SVR (the reincarnation of the KGB) a third-rate clown school after 10 of their spies did pretty terrible jobs spying on the U.S. Hell, even the CIA has had clueless operatives — like the ones who got busted in Italy carrying out an abduction. Regardless, Iran’s hardliners do struggle to calculate American foreign policies, and a few IRGC musclemen might have been under some loony impression that this bombing would be worthwhile.

The last point goes back to the outlandish and unusual nature of the suspected plot. If the U.S. government was going to invent charges of terrorism against Iran, why would it draw up a story so exceptionally bizarre, one which would draw such a skeptical reaction?

Iran captures intruding US drone

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Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has captured a US ScanEagle drone over the Persian Gulf waters upon its intrusion into the Iranian airspace.


IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi made the announcement on Tuesday, adding that the Iranian armed forces enjoy full intelligence command over foreign movements in the Persian Gulf region. 

Referring to the captured ScanEagle drone, the Iranian commander pointed out, “Such drones are usually launched from large aircraft carriers.” 

The ScanEagle drone, which has a 10ft (3m) wingspan, is a long-endurance aircraft built by Insitu, a subsidiary of Boeing. 

Iran has released footage of the captured drone. 

Commander Fadavi further said that the IRGC Navy is fully monitoring all the movements of the foreign forces in the Persian Gulf and the strategic Strait of Hormuz to counter any potential threats against the country.


Earlier in December 2011, the Iranian military also grounded a US RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft while it was flying over the Iranian city of Kashmar, some 140 miles (225km) from the Afghan border. 

The US RQ-170 Sentinel stealth aircraft was downed with minimal damage by the Iranian Army’s electronic warfare unit. The drone was one of America’s most advanced spy aircraft. 

Last month, Iran repelled a US drone that had entered the country’s airspace above the territorial waters of the Islamic Republic in the Persian Gulf. 

Brigadier General Amirali Hajizadeh, the commander of the Aerospace Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), said that the drone had been driven away by Iranian forces as it attempted to gather intelligence around Kharg Island in southern Iran. 

Hajizadeh also warned that the country’s armed forces would respond with stronger action if US drones attempted to violate Iran’s airspace again. 

Negotiating with a divided Iran is no good

It’s impossible to really understand Iran’s diplomatic policy without first understanding its internal politics. But some observers are skipping that crucial step as they search for ways to end the deadlock over Iran’s nuclear program.

In one recent story at The Diplomat, Richard Dreyfuss takes a relatively nuanced look at the possibilities for discussion:

It’s not easy reading the tea leaves in Tehran, especially when it comes to Iran’s controversial nuclear programme. But over the past few weeks, Iran has sent out a steady stream of signals that it’s willing to talk, and they’ve put some fairly specific proposals on the table.

It’s possible to argue about every one of them, and as always dealing with Iran’s belligerency and fractured internal politics makes it daunting to even the most optimistic among the diplomacy-minded. Still, something important seems to be happening. And, so far at least, the United States hasn’t responded at all to Iran’s overtures, except with bombastic rhetoric of its own.

Paul Pillar can’t even be bothered to mention anything about Iran’s politics in a recent blog post, though. He chooses to ignore the internal dynamics of Iran and focus only on American politics:

There has been no exploration jointly with the Iranians, and almost none unilaterally in U.S. policy discourse, of possible safeguards of an Iranian program that would include the enrichment of uranium. There are all manner of inspections, on-site monitoring, and other procedural arrangements that could be explored to determine if they might form the basis of an agreement that would meet the minimum needs of both sides. But the exploration has never occurred. All we have on the U.S. side are some mutterings by the secretary of state about how maybe, possibly, someday Iran could be entrusted with an enrichment program. The western stance of no enrichment, coupled with a political environment in the United States in which Iran is demonized and anything that could be interpreted as a favorable gesture toward the Islamic Republic is politically dangerous, has so far preempted any moves to fill the gap.

Well, the political environment in Iran demonizes the U.S. a whole lot more than the other way around. No talk of that interfering with a deal, huh?

An equally important omission is the seismic power dispute between Iran’s political organs. Ayatollah Khamenei, the hardline clerics, and the Revolutionary Guards decided after the 2009 presidential election that even what limited measures of democracy Iran had were a threat to the survival of the regime. These actors decided to consolidate power away from Iran’s “elected” leader, President Ahmadinejad. Ahmadinejad has had his wings clipped in a number of ways by Khamenei — he has had cabinet members and chief of staff arrested by the Supreme Leader, been accused of “witchcraft," and threatened with impeachment.

In the latest sign that Ahmadinejad’s policy does not reflect the IRGC’s will, one need not look further than the idea — proposed by the U.S., Paul Pillar — of a “hotline” between Washington and Tehran, similar to the “red telephone" used during the Cold War. Ahmadinejad spoke favorably of such a system, only to be rebuffed by his own defense minister — a former IRGC commander, and thus a more likely person to speak for the Iranian security establishment.

Secretary of State Clinton and Treasury Secretary Geithner have issued a joint statement regarding a new round of US sanctions against Iran. The new sanctions particularly target Iran Air and the Tidewater Middle East Company, an airline and shipping company respectively with ties to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps. The American politicians allege that both companies, whether by air or by sea, have helped the Islamic Republic to transport proliferation materials and weaponry on behalf of the IRGC.

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Iran Documentary Lifts Lid On One Syria-Bound Fighter

Martyrdom was one of the greatest wishes of Iranian Basij member Mohammad Hassan Rasoul Khalili. In the words of his father, “this world was like a cage to him.”

Khalili, a devotee of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, finally achieved his death wish last year in Syria, when a bomb he was trying to defuse exploded.

Khalili, 27, was among a number of Iranians who have joined the fight in Syria against rebels and the extremist Islamic State (IS) group.

Figures are not available. Every now and then news of their deaths and large funerals pops up on Iranian news agencies and hard-line blogs that refer to them as the “defenders of the Sayeda Zeynab shrine,” while claiming that they had traveled to Syria voluntarily. The shrine, located in the southern suburbs of Damascus, is a holy site for Shi’a around the world.

But a documentary about Khalili recently posted on a hard-line Iranian website offers greater-than-usual detail about one of the Iranians who have joined the fight in Syria.

The documentary, titled “Abou Khalid,” one of Khalili’s noms de guerre, includes interviews with those who knew him, including his parents and friends. They all speak in glowing terms about the young man, who according to their accounts, was involved in the 2009 state crackdown on opposition activists who took to the streets to protest the disputed reelection of President Mahmud Ahmadinejad.

They remember him as a deeply religious, brave, active, social, and fun individual who was deeply devoted to Fatima, the daughter of the Prophet Muhammad, and who was eager for martyrdom.

Khalili, they say, was at the forefront of the war on “seditionists,” meaning members of the opposition Green Movement. “In 2009, Rasoul was in the middle of the streets; when I say ‘in the middle’ I mean he was a flag-carrier,” says one of his friends.

Khalili’s father says his son defended the establishment and failed to come home for a week during those days.

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Khalili was trained by the Basij force as a bomb-disposal technician.

Khalili’s friends say he was trained by the Basij force as a bomb-disposal technician. He had joined the paramilitary when he was just 13. It is not clear from the documentary whether the Basij force had facilitated Khalili’s presence in Syria.

His mother says that during his first travels to Syria, he was assigned an office job. But she says the war front was where Khalili wanted to be. And according to the documentary, he later made it to the battleground.

Khalili had traveled to Syria when conditions were very bad, says an unidentified man who is obscured in the documentary. “We saw everything as leading to martyrdom [then],” he says.

The man says he befriended Khalili in Syria. He says the war in Syria is very difficult and different from Iran’s bloody eight-year war with Iraq.

In pictures posted on the hard-line Mashreghnews site, Khalili is seen holding an IS flag, reportedly in Aleppo. The website says the picture was taken after Khalili and his fellow fighters had managed to free parts of Syria from IS militants. The website doesn’t say when the picture was taken.

Khalili had traveled to Syria several times as a volunteer to fight supporters of “American Islam,” “Saudi mercenaries,” and also to defend the Zeynab shrine, according to hard-line Iranian news sites.

He was reportedly killed on November 18, 2013. A friend of Khalili said the young man had tried to defuse a bomb after forces of the Lebanese Hizballah and Syrians failed to do so.

The documentary says that it took three days to bring his body back to Iran because of the location where he died –- where transfer during the day was not possible — and also bad weather conditions that prevented a helicopter from taking off.

According to Khalili’s friends interviewed in the documentary, the young man was buried in a cemetery where other Iranian “contemporary martyrs” have been laid to rest, including senior Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) commander Hassan Shateri, who was killed in Syria in February 2013.

In an interview with a conservative website, Khalili’s mother says if her sons and others did not defend holy sites in Syria, those involved in “crimes” there would soon attack Iran.

Reports say Iran provides its main regional ally Syria with financial aid and military advisers. Tehran has denied reports that its IRGC forces are directly involved in the fighting in Syria.

Video footage released in September by Syrian rebels appears to show Persian speakers in military fatigues fighting alongside forces of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.

– Golnaz Esfandiari

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‘Iran missiles ready to counter enemies’

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Thousands of Iran’s long-range missiles will defend the Islamic Republic against its enemies, says an Iranian commander.



Deputy Head of the Operations Department of the Iranian Armed Forces General Ali Shadmani said on Thursday, “We are waiting for an order by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei] to drop thousands of long-range missiles on enemies who have the evil thought of an invasion [of Iran].”

The enemies, equipped with advanced weaponry, seek an opportunity to carry out an act of aggression, but they even fear the idea of an invasion, the Iranian commander added.

The Israeli regime has repeatedly threatened to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities based on the unfounded allegation that the Iranian nuclear energy program has been diverted toward military purposes.

Iran categorically rejects the allegation and says as a committed signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Also on Thursday, Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami praised Iran’s achievements in its defensive capabilities and said the Islamic Republic was prepared to respond to ‘any power.’


Over the past years, Iran has attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

The IRGC commander also stated that the Iranian nation has proved that it is invincible and that sanctions, threats, and economic war could not undermine its determination.

Salami said Iran’s enemy put psychological, cultural and economic warfare on its agenda after it was defeated in the military field. 

Thousands of Iran’s long-range missiles will defend the Islamic Republic against its enemies, says an Iranian commander.



Deputy Head of the Operations Department of the Iranian Armed Forces General Ali Shadmani said on Thursday, “We are waiting for an order by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei] to drop thousands of long-range missiles on enemies who have the evil thought of an invasion [of Iran].”

The enemies, equipped with advanced weaponry, seek an opportunity to carry out an act of aggression, but they even fear the idea of an invasion, the Iranian commander added.

The Israeli regime has repeatedly threatened to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities based on the unfounded allegation that the Iranian nuclear energy program has been diverted toward military purposes.

Iran categorically rejects the allegation and says as a committed signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Also on Thursday, Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami praised Iran’s achievements in its defensive capabilities and said the Islamic Republic was prepared to respond to ‘any power.’


Over the past years, Iran has attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

The IRGC commander also stated that the Iranian nation has proved that it is invincible and that sanctions, threats, and economic war could not undermine its determination.

Salami said Iran’s enemy put psychological, cultural and economic warfare on its agenda after it was defeated in the military field. - See more at: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/03/01/291356/iran-missiles-ready-to-counter-enemies/#sthash.apEIIvd5.dpuf

Thousands of Iran’s long-range missiles will defend the Islamic Republic against its enemies, says an Iranian commander.



Deputy Head of the Operations Department of the Iranian Armed Forces General Ali Shadmani said on Thursday, “We are waiting for an order by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei] to drop thousands of long-range missiles on enemies who have the evil thought of an invasion [of Iran].”

The enemies, equipped with advanced weaponry, seek an opportunity to carry out an act of aggression, but they even fear the idea of an invasion, the Iranian commander added.

The Israeli regime has repeatedly threatened to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities based on the unfounded allegation that the Iranian nuclear energy program has been diverted toward military purposes.

Iran categorically rejects the allegation and says as a committed signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Also on Thursday, Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami praised Iran’s achievements in its defensive capabilities and said the Islamic Republic was prepared to respond to ‘any power.’


Over the past years, Iran has attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

The IRGC commander also stated that the Iranian nation has proved that it is invincible and that sanctions, threats, and economic war could not undermine its determination.

Salami said Iran’s enemy put psychological, cultural and economic warfare on its agenda after it was defeated in the military field. - See more at: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/03/01/291356/iran-missiles-ready-to-counter-enemies/#sthash.apEIIvd5.dpufThousands of Iran’s long-range missiles will defend the Islamic Republic against its enemies, says an Iranian commander.



Deputy Head of the Operations Department of the Iranian Armed Forces General Ali Shadmani said on Thursday, “We are waiting for an order by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei] to drop thousands of long-range missiles on enemies who have the evil thought of an invasion [of Iran].”

The enemies, equipped with advanced weaponry, seek an opportunity to carry out an act of aggression, but they even fear the idea of an invasion, the Iranian commander added.

The Israeli regime has repeatedly threatened to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities based on the unfounded allegation that the Iranian nuclear energy program has been diverted toward military purposes.

Iran categorically rejects the allegation and says as a committed signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Also on Thursday, Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami praised Iran’s achievements in its defensive capabilities and said the Islamic Republic was prepared to respond to ‘any power.’


Over the past years, Iran has attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

The IRGC commander also stated that the Iranian nation has proved that it is invincible and that sanctions, threats, and economic war could not undermine its determination.

Salami said Iran’s enemy put psychological, cultural and economic warfare on its agenda after it was defeated in the military field. - See more at: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/03/01/291356/iran-missiles-ready-to-counter-enemies/#sthash.apEIIvd5.dpufThousands of Iran’s long-range missiles will defend the Islamic Republic against its enemies, says an Iranian commander.



Deputy Head of the Operations Department of the Iranian Armed Forces General Ali Shadmani said on Thursday, “We are waiting for an order by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei] to drop thousands of long-range missiles on enemies who have the evil thought of an invasion [of Iran].”

The enemies, equipped with advanced weaponry, seek an opportunity to carry out an act of aggression, but they even fear the idea of an invasion, the Iranian commander added.

The Israeli regime has repeatedly threatened to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities based on the unfounded allegation that the Iranian nuclear energy program has been diverted toward military purposes.

Iran categorically rejects the allegation and says as a committed signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Also on Thursday, Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami praised Iran’s achievements in its defensive capabilities and said the Islamic Republic was prepared to respond to ‘any power.’


Over the past years, Iran has attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

The IRGC commander also stated that the Iranian nation has proved that it is invincible and that sanctions, threats, and economic war could not undermine its determination.

Salami said Iran’s enemy put psychological, cultural and economic warfare on its agenda after it was defeated in the military field. - See more at: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/03/01/291356/iran-missiles-ready-to-counter-enemies/#sthash.apEIIvd5.dpuf

Thousands of Iran’s long-range missiles will defend the Islamic Republic against its enemies, says an Iranian commander.



Deputy Head of the Operations Department of the Iranian Armed Forces General Ali Shadmani said on Thursday, “We are waiting for an order by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei] to drop thousands of long-range missiles on enemies who have the evil thought of an invasion [of Iran].”

The enemies, equipped with advanced weaponry, seek an opportunity to carry out an act of aggression, but they even fear the idea of an invasion, the Iranian commander added.

The Israeli regime has repeatedly threatened to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities based on the unfounded allegation that the Iranian nuclear energy program has been diverted toward military purposes.

Iran categorically rejects the allegation and says as a committed signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Also on Thursday, Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami praised Iran’s achievements in its defensive capabilities and said the Islamic Republic was prepared to respond to ‘any power.’


Over the past years, Iran has attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

The IRGC commander also stated that the Iranian nation has proved that it is invincible and that sanctions, threats, and economic war could not undermine its determination.

Salami said Iran’s enemy put psychological, cultural and economic warfare on its agenda after it was defeated in the military field. - See more at: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/03/01/291356/iran-missiles-ready-to-counter-enemies/#sthash.apEIIvd5.dpufThousands of Iran’s long-range missiles will defend the Islamic Republic against its enemies, says an Iranian commander.



Deputy Head of the Operations Department of the Iranian Armed Forces General Ali Shadmani said on Thursday, “We are waiting for an order by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei] to drop thousands of long-range missiles on enemies who have the evil thought of an invasion [of Iran].”

The enemies, equipped with advanced weaponry, seek an opportunity to carry out an act of aggression, but they even fear the idea of an invasion, the Iranian commander added.

The Israeli regime has repeatedly threatened to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities based on the unfounded allegation that the Iranian nuclear energy program has been diverted toward military purposes.

Iran categorically rejects the allegation and says as a committed signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Also on Thursday, Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami praised Iran’s achievements in its defensive capabilities and said the Islamic Republic was prepared to respond to ‘any power.’


Over the past years, Iran has attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

The IRGC commander also stated that the Iranian nation has proved that it is invincible and that sanctions, threats, and economic war could not undermine its determination.

Salami said Iran’s enemy put psychological, cultural and economic warfare on its agenda after it was defeated in the military field. - See more at: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/03/01/291356/iran-missiles-ready-to-counter-enemies/#sthash.apEIIvd5.dpufThousands of Iran’s long-range missiles will defend the Islamic Republic against its enemies, says an Iranian commander.



Deputy Head of the Operations Department of the Iranian Armed Forces General Ali Shadmani said on Thursday, “We are waiting for an order by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei] to drop thousands of long-range missiles on enemies who have the evil thought of an invasion [of Iran].”

The enemies, equipped with advanced weaponry, seek an opportunity to carry out an act of aggression, but they even fear the idea of an invasion, the Iranian commander added.

The Israeli regime has repeatedly threatened to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities based on the unfounded allegation that the Iranian nuclear energy program has been diverted toward military purposes.

Iran categorically rejects the allegation and says as a committed signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Also on Thursday, Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami praised Iran’s achievements in its defensive capabilities and said the Islamic Republic was prepared to respond to ‘any power.’


Over the past years, Iran has attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

The IRGC commander also stated that the Iranian nation has proved that it is invincible and that sanctions, threats, and economic war could not undermine its determination.

Salami said Iran’s enemy put psychological, cultural and economic warfare on its agenda after it was defeated in the military field. - See more at: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/03/01/291356/iran-missiles-ready-to-counter-enemies/#sthash.apEIIvd5.dpuf

Thousands of Iran’s long-range missiles will defend the Islamic Republic against its enemies, says an Iranian commander.



Deputy Head of the Operations Department of the Iranian Armed Forces General Ali Shadmani said on Thursday, “We are waiting for an order by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei] to drop thousands of long-range missiles on enemies who have the evil thought of an invasion [of Iran].”

The enemies, equipped with advanced weaponry, seek an opportunity to carry out an act of aggression, but they even fear the idea of an invasion, the Iranian commander added.

The Israeli regime has repeatedly threatened to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities based on the unfounded allegation that the Iranian nuclear energy program has been diverted toward military purposes.

Iran categorically rejects the allegation and says as a committed signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Also on Thursday, Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami praised Iran’s achievements in its defensive capabilities and said the Islamic Republic was prepared to respond to ‘any power.’


Over the past years, Iran has attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

The IRGC commander also stated that the Iranian nation has proved that it is invincible and that sanctions, threats, and economic war could not undermine its determination.

Salami said Iran’s enemy put psychological, cultural and economic warfare on its agenda after it was defeated in the military field. - See more at: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/03/01/291356/iran-missiles-ready-to-counter-enemies/#sthash.apEIIvd5.dpuf

Thousands of Iran’s long-range missiles will defend the Islamic Republic against its enemies, says an Iranian commander.



Deputy Head of the Operations Department of the Iranian Armed Forces General Ali Shadmani said on Thursday, “We are waiting for an order by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei] to drop thousands of long-range missiles on enemies who have the evil thought of an invasion [of Iran].”

The enemies, equipped with advanced weaponry, seek an opportunity to carry out an act of aggression, but they even fear the idea of an invasion, the Iranian commander added.

The Israeli regime has repeatedly threatened to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities based on the unfounded allegation that the Iranian nuclear energy program has been diverted toward military purposes.

Iran categorically rejects the allegation and says as a committed signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Also on Thursday, Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami praised Iran’s achievements in its defensive capabilities and said the Islamic Republic was prepared to respond to ‘any power.’


Over the past years, Iran has attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

The IRGC commander also stated that the Iranian nation has proved that it is invincible and that sanctions, threats, and economic war could not undermine its determination.

Salami said Iran’s enemy put psychological, cultural and economic warfare on its agenda after it was defeated in the military field. - See more at: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/03/01/291356/iran-missiles-ready-to-counter-enemies/#sthash.apEIIvd5.dpuf

Thousands of Iran’s long-range missiles will defend the Islamic Republic against its enemies, says an Iranian commander.



Deputy Head of the Operations Department of the Iranian Armed Forces General Ali Shadmani said on Thursday, “We are waiting for an order by the Leader of the Islamic Revolution [Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei] to drop thousands of long-range missiles on enemies who have the evil thought of an invasion [of Iran].”

The enemies, equipped with advanced weaponry, seek an opportunity to carry out an act of aggression, but they even fear the idea of an invasion, the Iranian commander added.

The Israeli regime has repeatedly threatened to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities based on the unfounded allegation that the Iranian nuclear energy program has been diverted toward military purposes.

Iran categorically rejects the allegation and says as a committed signatory to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and a member of the International Atomic Energy Agency, it has the right to use nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.

Also on Thursday, Deputy Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami praised Iran’s achievements in its defensive capabilities and said the Islamic Republic was prepared to respond to ‘any power.’


Over the past years, Iran has attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, especially its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.

The IRGC commander also stated that the Iranian nation has proved that it is invincible and that sanctions, threats, and economic war could not undermine its determination.

Salami said Iran’s enemy put psychological, cultural and economic warfare on its agenda after it was defeated in the military field. - See more at: http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/03/01/291356/iran-missiles-ready-to-counter-enemies/#sthash.apEIIvd5.dpuf
In Syria, Israel Fights For The Whole Region Against Iran

In Syria, Israel Fights For The Whole Region Against Iran

By Kyle Orton (@KyleWOrton) on December 9, 2014

In the last few days focus has again turned to Israel’s role in Syria. There are of course the fever-swamps of the region, where everythinginvolves the Jews Zionists and everything that has happened has been orchestrated by this shadowy force, but on Sunday there came two events in the real world that highlighted a long trend of Israel’s increasing…

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برادر زاده نوری مالکی نخست وزیر عراق، علی مالکی، فرمانده تیپ ابولفضل عباس، روز گذشته در دمشق به درک واصل شد

(علي المالكي) ابن أخ رئيس الوزراء العراقي نوري المالكي، وقائد في لواء أبي الفضل العباس؛ تأكد مقتله بالأمس في حي السيدة زينب بدمشق. الله أكبر

Iran equips IRGC Aerospace Force with long-range missile launchers

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Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Aerospace Force (IRGC AF) has been equipped with a large number of long-range surface-to surface missile launchers.



Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said during a Sunday ceremony that the missile launchers have been jointly developed by Iran’s Defense Ministry and the Aerospace Division of IRGC.

The event was also attended by Commander of the Aerospace Division of IRGC Brigadier General Amir-Ali Hajizadeh.

Vahidi further stated that the Islamic Republic’s missile might is merely part of Iran’s defensive capabilities used to safeguard peace and achieve deterrence.

“Today, the Defense Ministry, with the key strategy of self-confidence, hard work and self-sufficiency, designs and manufactures different weapons and military systems in aerospace, naval, aerial, ground, electronic and optic fields,” the Iranian minister said.

“Iran does not want war with any country and will not be the initiator of any war or conflict, but will also not allow any aggression or hostile act [against the country],” Vahidi added.


The Islamic Republic will give a crushing response to any act of aggression by enemies, making them regret their actions, the Iranian minister added.

Over the past years, Iran has made important breakthroughs in its defense sector and attained self-sufficiency in producing important military equipment and systems.

The Islamic Republic has repeatedly assured other nations, particularly its neighbors, that its military might poses no threat to other countries, insisting that its defense doctrine is based on deterrence.