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  • Photo brings Iran's plans for Iraq into sharp focus

    04/28/2012 9:34:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Greater Dandenong Weekly ^ | 28 Apr, 2012 03:00 AM | PAUL MCGEOUGH
    A PUBLIC relations stumble between Tehran and Baghdad has intensified speculation that one of Iran’s most senior clerics is about to extend his power—and Iran’s theocratic system—into Iraq.On his return from a visit to Tehran, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s office released statements on his meetings with several senior Iranian officials—but it was silent on Mr. Maliki’s encounter with 63-year-old Ayatollah Mahmoud Hashemi Shahroudi. Despite a Baghdad blackout on what is understood to have been their third meeting in recent months, Iran’s government-run news agency IRNA released a photograph of Mr. Maliki and Ayatollah Shahroudi—who is Iraqi by birth—greeting each...
  • Without Syria, Iran is headless in Iraq

    12/19/2011 4:44:32 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 7 replies
    Gulf News ^ | Tuesday, December 20, 2011 | Sami Moubayed of Forward Magazine
    A few years back, Iran formulated a scenario for "the day after" Hezbollah leaves the scene in Lebanon, either if a new civil war breaks out or if the Syrians signed a peace treaty with Israel. Iran wanted to make sure that a Plan B was ready, automatically switching to a military group that would do the job Hezbollah had been doing, in terms of promoting and defending Iranian influence in the Arab world while "protecting" Arab Shiites... The conditions in Iraq, after all, were similar to those in Lebanon when Hezbollah was founded in the early 1980s. There was...
  • Iran ready to expand military links with Iraq (never saw that one coming...)

    12/25/2011 7:31:25 AM PST · by markomalley · 20 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 12/25/11
    Iran is ready to expand its military and security ties with Iraq, its armed forces chief of staff has said, a week after the exit of US forces from their neighbour. General Hassan Firouzabadi hailed the "forced departure" of the US and allied forces that he said "was due to the resistance and determination of the Iraqi people and government," the state Islamic Republic News Agency reported. The statements were made in messages Gen Firouzabadi sent to his Iraqi counterpart, Lieutenant General Babaker Zebari, and to Iraq's acting defence minister, Saadun al-Dulaimi, IRNA said. The departure of the US troops...
  • Leaked Docs Detail Iran Aid for Iraqi Militias

    10/23/2010 6:12:40 AM PDT · by BCW · 3 replies
    Real Claer Politics ^ | 23 OCT 2010 | Gordon and Lehren
    “Dulaymi reportedly obtained his training from Hizballah operatives near Qum, Iran, who were under the supervision of Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force (IRGC-QF) officers in July 2006,” the report noted, using alternative spellings of the principals involved.
  • Names of those caught in the Ibril raid

    04/02/2007 6:09:45 PM PDT · by Dog · 17 replies · 1,017+ views
    verumserum.com/ ^ | March 26th, 2007 | Posted by John
    January 11, 2007: A US led raid on a consular office in Irbil, Iraq leads to the capture of six Iranians including(link): Hassan Abbassi, a strategist “close to” President Ahmedinejad and the only individual with any diplomatic credentials.Mohammad Jaafari, an aid to National Security advisor Ali Larijani Jalal Sharifi, a professional intelligence officer. Brig. Gen. Mohammad Djafari Sahraroudi, a Kurdish affairs expert wanted by Interpol Mojhadi Safderi, two Revolutionary Guard officers (link).One of the six, (Hassan?) is released. The other five remain in custody.
  • IED Components Moving Across Iraq-Iran Border, General Says

    03/17/2006 3:45:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 16 replies · 451+ views
    WASHINGTON, March 17, 2006 – U.S. officials are sure Iran is conducting intelligence operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan, the commander of U.S. Central Command told the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday. "There's no doubt that there's Iranian intelligence activity throughout Iraq," Army Gen. John P. Abizaid said. "There's no doubt that there's Iranian intelligence activity in Afghanistan." Abizaid said Iranian activity in Iraq and Afghanistan is particularly troubling because Iranian President Mahmud Ahmadi-Nejad "is very ideological (and) has made an awful lot of threats" against the United States, Israel, and Europe. The general said improvised explosive device components manufactured...
  • Sleep the Sleep of the Bridegroom(BARF)(PRAISE TO A TERRORIST)

    10/28/2005 6:48:23 AM PDT · by markedmannerf · 11 replies · 275+ views
    Faisal al-Mutairi actually wanted to fight in Afghanistan, but was arrested in Iran. He later carried out a suicide attack in Iraq. In between he worked for the jihad through the Internet and distributed audio tapes. He died with God's permission through a suicide attack against the enemies of God in Baghdad. (...) That was last Saturday. The iternational calling code is 965, Jabir al-Mutairi, 9015xxxx, Walid al-Mutairi 974xxxx (editor's note: Telephone numbers have been deleted). (...) Faisal Zaid al-Mutairi, also known as Abu al-Bara'a, was of great stature and beautiful character. (...) He was known for his friendliness and...
  • Iraq's dangerous new friend

    07/19/2005 7:46:25 PM PDT · by mario12 · 16 replies · 520+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | July 19, 2005 | Robert Scheer
    Iraqi government looking for help from powerful Iran? No, but it certainly poses a problem for the White House, which now finds itself putting American soldiers' lives on the line every day to prop up an active ally of the country that we claim, with some plausibility, funds anti-Israeli and other terror groups and is bent on making its own nuclear bomb.
  • Did we created another Iran in Iraq Jaafari and Khatami ready security pact

    07/18/2005 3:06:45 PM PDT · by mario12 · 183+ views
    Jaafari and Khatami ready security pact emergence of a Shiite-led Iraqi government with close ties to Iran, suggesting it could lead to the creation of a "Shiite crescent" in the Gulf region which would, in turn, unsettle political and social balances. http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=16830
  • IRAQ: Democracy in Iraq will benefit the entire region: analyst (Islamic Republic News Agency )

    04/27/2003 3:47:53 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 5 replies · 159+ views
    Islamic Republic News Agency ^ | April 27 2003 | FH/LS (?)
    Democracy in Iraq will benefit the entire region: analyst Tehran, April 27, IRNA -- "The present circumstances in Iraq creates a historic opportunity for bilateral Iran-Iraq legal ties to be reviewed and reiterated upon," said As'ad Ardalan, an expert in international law who spoke here concerning the legal aspects of the war in Iraq. In an exclusive interview with `Iran News' published Sunday, Ardalan said: "We should do our utmost to receive the just compensation our country is owed by Iraq as a result of the brutal aggression suffered by this nation in the hands of Saddam Hussein." Now that...
  • Iran: Missile was Iraqi, not U.S.

    03/23/2003 8:42:01 AM PST · by Enemy Of The State · 15 replies · 226+ views
    CNN Asia ^ | 3.23.03
    <p>TEHRAN, Iran (CNN) -- Iran believes a missile that landed inside its border last week came from Iraq and not the United States, as first suspected, the country's official IRNA news agency said Sunday.</p> <p>Interior Minister Abdolvahed Moussavi Lari said examinations indicated that the missile, which landed in the western region of Sardasht, was made by Iraq.</p>