Washington should walk away from the Iranian deal, says senior Mideast analyst

Wednesday, 18 April 2018

“Iran is the biggest threat to the US interests and its allies in the region, including Israel, due to its activities in the region,” Hudson Institute Senior Middle East analyst Michael Pregent has said. Pregent highlighted that Iran’s continuing support for Shiite militias in Iraq, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the Houthis in Yemen with the aim of building their capabilities would jeopardize the political stability and security in the whole region. According to him, Iraq was the ...

Russia’s Putin predicts global ‘chaos’ if West hits Syria again

Monday, 16 April 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned on Sunday that further Western attacks on Syria would bring chaos to world affairs, as Washington prepared to increase pressure on Russia with new economic sanctions.In a telephone conversation with his Iranian counterpart, Hassan Rouhani, Putin and Rouhani agreed that the Western strikes had damaged the chances of achieving a political resolution in the seven-year Syria conflict, according to a Kremlin statement.“Vladimir Putin, in particular, ...

Israeli minister: Syria strikes an ‘important signal’ to Iran and Hezbollah

Saturday, 14 April 2018

US-led strikes in Syria are an “important signal” to Iran, Syria and Lebanese militant group Hezbollah, a senior Israeli cabinet minister said on Saturday.“The use of chemical weapons crosses a red line that humanity can no longer tolerate,” Yoav Gallant, a member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s security cabinet, said on Twitter.US, British and French forces hit Syria with air strikes overnight in response to a poison gas attack that killed dozens of people ...

ANALYSIS: Funding Hezbollah terror, paid for by depriving struggling citizens

Sunday, 8 April 2018

With the Iranian people taking part in widespread demonstrations throughout the country, many of their grievances have been focused on the immense cost of foreign wars to the Iranian economy. Much of the cost stems from a vast amount of funds being channelled into the coffers of both Hezbollah and Bashar al-Assad’s war machine. This cash is blown on funding the formers proxy war effort in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, as well as paying for its war against Israel, and the upkeep of its ...

Lebanese elections and regional dimensions

Friday, 6 April 2018

For the first time in Lebanon’s modern history, election headlines are almost nonexistent. With the exception of the Shiite camp, which has chosen its candidates from among its supporters, the rest have invited rich candidates who can bear the expenses while the head of the list is left with a few gains and profits.As such, other participants, especially those who are part of the settlement which formed the government, have only one aim which is to increase the number of successful ...

Radwan al-Sayed

Israeli drone crashes in southern Lebanon overnight

Saturday, 31 March 2018

An Israeli drone crashed in southern Lebanon overnight between Friday and Saturday, the Israeli military and Hezbollah’s al-Manar TV reported. “An unmanned Israeli spy plane crashes between the villages of Beit Yahoun and Baraachit,” al-Manar reported. A statement from the Israeli military said the drone had crashed because of a technical malfunction. “The incident is currently being reviewed. There is no risk of leaked information,” the statement said. Israel and ...

Two Saudis get up to 25 years in prison for joining Hezbollah

Thursday, 29 March 2018

A Saudi criminal court issued a preliminary ruling of 22 years and 25 years against two Saudis who were convicted of joining the Iraqi Kata'ib Hezbollah terrorist group. The prison sentence was based on evidence showing the two men joining the group’s camps in Iran and Iraq where they trained on using weapons and explosives for the purpose of carrying out terror attacks in the kingdom. According to the court’s statements, the defendants’ aim was to sow chaos and harm the ...

Iran’s use of Hezbollah Unit 3800 to create a new Hezbollah in Yemen

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Iranian involvement in the conflict in Yemen has been a long one, as far back as September 11, 2009, former Yemeni President Ali Abdallah Salah had appeared on Al-Jazeera TV, accusing Iran of supporting the Houthi rebels with weapons and money. Then on January 23, 2013, with President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi in power, the Yemeni coast guard and security services intercepted the Jihan 1, a ship that was enroute to Yemen from Iran, onboard was 40 tons of weapons, many of them manufactured in Iran. ...

Lebanon elections and Hezbollah’s fearmongering about war with Israel

Sunday, 25 March 2018

Hezbollah’s election campaign for the upcoming Lebanese parliamentary elections in May heavily relies on fear-mongering about the possibility of a war with Israel.Hezbollah has played a major role in formulating a new electoral law that helps it infiltrate parliamentary representation allotted to other Lebanese sects and gives it control over Shiite representation.Hezbollah’s poor governanceHowever, it seems the party still faces problems with its support base. These problems mainly ...

Ali Al-Amin

Saudi Ambassador to US Prince Khalid bin Salman: Iran wants another ‘Hezbollah’ in Yemen

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Saudi Arabia’s Ambassador to the United States, Prince Khalid bin Salman bin Abdulaziz, said on Monday that Iran wanted to form another Hezbollah in Yemen through its support of the Houthi militias.Speaking to CNN, Prince Khalid bin Salman said that Tehran was the greatest sponsor of terrorism. “The problem with Iran is its behavior and desire to expand”, he said adding that it does not only want to destabilize Saudi Arabia, but the entire region.Destabilizing the ...

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