Iranian military establishes permanent base in Syria - 11 November 2017

The Iranian military claimed to have established a military base just south of Damascus, the BBC reported on Friday. According to the report, Tehran has constructed a military base at a site used by the Syrian army just outside of El-Kiswah some 14 kilometers south of Damascus.
BBC reported that satellite images indicated construction of some two-dozen low level buildings, likely to be used as military barracks, at a site closely watched by intelligence sources between January and February.
The images could not confirm whether this construction was indeed initiated by the Iranian military.Israeli president Reuven Rivlin on Tuesday accused Iran of being responsible for the conflicts and political upheaval in Syria, Lebanon and Iraq and declared that Israel expects its friends to “pick a side”.“Iranian threats to destroy Israel cannot be tolerated,” Rivlin said in a speech to the Spanish parliament in Madrid, as Saudi Arabia also accused Iran and its proxies of “direct military aggression”. “Especially when such voices emanate from a country which is the number one exporter of murderous global terror, and is responsible for the instability in Syria, in Lebanon, in Iraq, and across the region,“ Rivlin continued. Syria has been in the grips of a years-long war after President Bashar Al-Assad violently put down protests against his rule while Iraq has struggled with an Islamic State (IS) insurgency and a Kurdish independence bid opposed by Tehran. Lebanon was thrown into further political uncertainty over the weekend when the country’s prime minister abruptly resigned while on an official visit in Saudi Arabia.

Share so the world knows – Why is this deal worse than all other deals??

According to the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu, the deal is bad because:

1. It would pose a grave danger to the region and to the world.

2. It would threaten the very SURVIVAL of the State of Israel.

3. It would not shut down a SINGLE nuclear facility in Iran.

4. It would not destroy a SINGLE centrifuge in Iran.

5. It will not stop research and development on Iran’s advanced centrifuges.

6. It would legitimize Iran’s illegal nuclear program.

7. It would leave Iran with a VAST nuclear infrastructure.

8. It would LIFT SANCTIONS almost immediately at a time when Iran is stepping up its aggression in the region and beyond the region.

9. In a few years it would remove the restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program, enabling Iran to produce many nuclear bombs.

10. It would greatly bolster Iran’s economy, giving Iran tremendous means to propel its aggression and terrorism throughout the Middle East

 11. Such a deal does not BLOCK Iran’s path to the bomb, it PAVES Iran’s path to the bomb.

12. It might very well spark a NUCLEAR ARMS RACE throughout the Middle East.

13. It would greatly increase the risks of terrible war.

“Israel will not accept an agreement which allows a country that vows to annihilate us to develop nuclear weapons. PERIOD!”

“In Addition, Israel DEMANDS that any final agreement with Iran will include a clear and unambiguous Iranian commitment of Israel’s RIGHT TO EXIST.”

Watch the video: PM Netanyahu’s Statement regarding proposed framework with Iran:

Five Congressmen call for investigation into Latin America-Iran connection

Sen. Robert Menedez from New Jersey, is one of 5 congressmen who have called for an investigation into Latin America’s connection with Iran. (Flickr: transportworkers)

Channel: Latin American Affairs

Five U.S. congressmen, including three Republicans and two Democrats, made calls to investigate the extent of Iran’s influience in Latin America and the U.S., in part due to the revelations of Univision’s documentary, “The Iranian Threat” (La Amenaza Iraní).

Sen. Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey and chairman of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, said he wanted to organize a hearing previously planned for February 2012 “as soon as posible,” in part because of the Univision documentary.

“The Univision investigation presented well-documented information, including videos, audio recordings and interviews showing a conspiracy involving the governments of Iran, Venezuela and Cuba to launch cyber and other attacks against U.S. territory,” read the statement released by Sen. Melendez’s office.

“As the Chairman of the Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, I plan to conduct a hearing as soon as possible to investigate these very serious allegations and the U.S. response to Iranian aggression.”

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Univision airs The Iranian Threat on Sat. 14 - as Venezuela shuts down its Miami consulate

Following The Iranian Threat's premiere in December, the Venezuelan government has yet to respond to the allegations presented.  

Channel: Latin American Affairs

Back in December,the combined units of Documentales Univision and Univision Investiga premiered La Amenaza Iraní (The Iranian Threat), a 50 min. documentary directed by Gerardo Reyes, head of Univision’s investigative unit, which illuminated the alleged links between the Iranian government and several attempts to attack targets in the U.S. using connections in Venezuela and Cuba.

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