Iran incites its militias to go on rampage in Iraq, experts say
Baghdad Post, December 26 2017 - IMIS militiamen on Monday staged a protest over what they called 'delayed pay', a video obtained by The Baghdad Post has shown.
Members of the militias, sponsored by the IRGC, appear in the video expressing anger at the delay of their wages.
The move pushed commentators to warn of the movements of these militias, saying their foremost aim is to undermine Iraq's security.
They added the continued demands of disbursing the delayed payment will add new burdens to the exhausted budget of Iraq.
Lebanese PM Slams Iran Regime-Backed Iraqi Militia
Saad Hariri orders group leader Qais al-Khazali banned from country after trip organized by Hezbollah, whose regional interventions have drawn premier's ire
BEIRUT — Lebanon’s prime minister on Saturday criticized a visit by an Iranian-backed Iraqi militia leader to Lebanon’s border with Israel, saying it violated local law.
The trip by Qais al-Khazali, the founder and leader of the Asaib Ahl al-Haq militia, or League of the Righteous, was organized by Lebanon’s Iranian proxy Hezbollah, the powerful terror group and arch-foe of Israel.
The video was aired by Asaib Ahl al-Haq al-Ahd TV station Thursday night showing al-Khazali along with several other people in military uniforms as they showed him around areas overlooking Israeli towns and villages. One of those guiding al-Khazali points to a mountainous region in a distance and tells him “this is Golan” in reference to the Golan Heights that was captured by Israel from Syria during the 1967 Mideast war.
How Iran has its eyes set on Iraq oil
By Heshmat Alavi Special to Al Arabiya EnglishMonday, 20 November
Iran, sensing the increasing international isolation, has long sketched the necessary blueprints to prevent a future already becoming very bleak. For decades Tehran has maintained this entire country and its vast oil reserves in its crosshairs.
Recent developments in Iraqi Kurdistan prove the Iranian regime’s devious intentions and should alert the international community. The government of Iraq, jockeying to maintain ties with both Washington and Tehran, has unprecedentedly agreed to redirect Kirkuk province’s crude to Iran.
This oil will be supplying a refinery located in the city of Kermanshah, close to the recently earthquake-struck region. This decision follows the retaking of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk from the Kurds in the notorious shadow of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Quds Force chief Qassem Soleimani.
Deputy Commander-In-Chief of Iran Regime's Army: Suleimani Is the Commander of Army and IRGC Troops in Syria and Iraq
The Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Iranian regime's army, Ahmed Reza Purdastan, said that Qassem Suleimani, commander of the terrorist Quds force, commands the regime’s Army and IRGC and their regional militias in Syria and Iraq.
Purdastan on Saturday, October 21, in an interview with the state-run Tasnim news agency affiliated to terrorist Quds force, revealed that the Iranian regime's army provide air support in Syria and its special ground forces are present in Syria under the control of the Quds force.
TERRORIST COMMANDER IS BEHIND IRAN'S MEDDLING IN IRAQ
By: Struan Stevenson
Oct. 24 (UPI) -- The interference of the Iranian terrorist commander Qasem Soleimani in the internal affairs of Iraq has reached scandalous proportions that should sound alarm bells in the West.It has emerged that the general, who commands the terrorist Quds Force, responsible for foreign operations by Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, orchestrated the reoccupation of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk and many other Kurdish regions in Northern Iraq.
BY: Heshmat Alavi
Al Arabiya, 23 October 2017-- Despite all the brouhaha made over Iran’s “lightning” advances in Iraqi Kurdistan, the entire scene change in less than 48 hours.
Tehran desperately needed to respond to US President Donald Trump’s lambasting October 13th speech launching a major policy shift and designating the Iranian regime’s crown jewel, the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), as a terrorist organization.
Quds Force’ extensive record of assassinations, bombings
By Tony Duheaume
Al Arabiya, 20 October 2017 - The Quds Force (QF) is the most secretive unit within the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, tasked with the export of the Iranian regime’s own unique brand of Islamic revolution and fundamentalism, which it spreads through its proxies across the globe.
Over the years, the QF has perfected the art of terrorism, a tactic it brought into the world in the 1980s, which was then adopted by al-Qaeda in the mid-1990s to carry out “martyrdom operations”.
Terrorism and other subversive activities
Running a network of thousands of operatives allows the QF to carry out terror attacks across the globe. But apart from its involvement in such attacks, its operatives also actively deal with intelligence gathering, the financing of terror groups and their operations on foreign soil, and the infiltration of foreign political parties, social groups and religious organizations. Its operatives also engage in the surveillance of foreign government officials, religious officials and speakers to spot sympathisers to its cause, which is part of its recruitment drive to sow seeds of its revolution in foreign lands, much of which is coordinated through its special operations branches.
Iranian regime commander issued stark warning to Iraqi Kurds over Kirkuk
SULAIMANIA/BAGHDAD, Reuters, OCT. 20, 2017 - A senior Iranian military commander repeatedly warned Kurdish leaders in northern Iraq to withdraw from the oil city of Kirkuk or face an onslaught by Iraqi forces and allied Iranian-backed fighters, Kurdish officials briefed on the meetings said.
Major-General Qassem Soleimani, commander of foreign operations for Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guards, traveled to Iraq’s Kurdistan region to meet Kurdish leaders at least three times this month before the Baghdad government’s lightning campaign to recapture territory across the north.
The presence of Soleimani on the frontlines highlights Tehran’s heavy sway over policy in Iraq, and comes as Shi‘ite Iran seeks to win a proxy war in the Middle East with its regional rival and U.S. ally, Sunni Saudi Arabia.
Soleimani met leaders from the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK), one of the two main Kurdish political parties in northern Iraq, in the city of Sulaimania the day before Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi ordered his forces to advance on Kirkuk, according to a PUK lawmaker briefed on the meeting.
Iran Regime's Revolutionary Guard Corps Commander Was in Kirkuk, CIA Director Confirms
CIA Director Mike Pompeo confirmed Thursday that a senior commander from the elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps was present in Kirkuk as it was taken over by Iraqi troops, further indicating that Iran may have had some involvement in the seizure. Daily Caller reported on October 19, 2017.Click here to read an excerpt of this report.
Iranian Resistance Strongly Condemns IRGC's Occupation in Kirkuk, Calls for Urgent Action by UN Security Council
The Iranian Resistance strongly condemns the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps’ (IRGC) aggression and occupation and the mullahs’ regime affiliated criminal militias in Kirkuk. This aggressive act is taking place while Qassim Soleimani, the head of the terrorist Quds Force, has been plotting for it in Sulaimaniya and Baghdad and other areas of Iraq since a few days ago.
The criminal actions of the IRGC and its militia has led to the homelessness of a large number of Kirkuk’s residents and their inevitable departure from the city.
Published news reports and photographs and films indicate the presence of Hadi Ameri and Abu Mehdi Mohandes, two heads of the terrorist Quds Force, in the attack on Kirkuk. The documents and reports about these two terrorists have been disclosed by the Iranian Resistance since 90's. The names of both mercenaries are seen on the list of 32000 Iraqi mercenaries of the IRGC, with the codes and monthly salary and their bank account numbers disclosed by the Resistance in 2005 to United Nations officials and permanent members of the Security Council, especially the United States. It was also made public in a press conference in Paris. The number of Mohandes in the list is 3829770 and that of Ameri is 3829597.
While expressing solidarity with the people of Kurdistan, especially the suffering and homeless people of Kirkuk, the Iranian Resistance calls for immediate formation of the UN Security Council's extraordinary meeting to condemn and confront the aggression and occupation conducted by the mullahs’ regime in Iraqi Kurdistan.
On October 13, following the announcement of the US new strategy on the mullahs’ regime and placing the Revolutionary Guards in the terrorist list, Mrs. Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the Iranian Resistance, once again called for the eviction of the mullahs’ regime from the region and the expulsion of IRGC and mercenaries from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Afghanistan, and preventing the sending of weapons and regime’s forces to these countries.
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran
Student Pounded and Arrested for Criticizing IRGC 's Meddling in the Region
- According to reports, from the city of Sanandaj (Western Iran), a student was pounded and arrested on October 16, 2017 by Revolutionary Guards ( IRGC) forces.
The student who is called Mostafa Zahednia has been talking about Iran regime's regional policies and meddling of the IRGC in Iraqi Kurdistan autonomous region's recent events.
He was already prohibited to talk about political issues by the university's security office, his arrest has been carried out with no warrant while being pounded by the agents of Sanandaj's intelligence branch of IRGC. He has been transferred to an unknown location. No legal judiciary warrant has been presented for his arrest.
fact that all international laws and covenants ban any use of children in wars, local Iraqi outlets have revealed how the Iran-backed Hashid al-Shabi (Popular Mobilization Units) are training children for war.
180 juveniles in the village of Basheer in Kirkuk Province are being trained by the Hashid al-Shabi, learning how to use light and heavy weapons, and training in various military tactics.
Confirming such reports, Hashid al-Shabi have said their objective is increasing these juveniles’ defensive capabilities to protect themselves and the areas they live in.
Iran Regime's Iraqi Mercenaries Committing Crimes in Mosul
nightmare of human rights violations in Mosul is escalating once again. The residents are remembering how Hashid al-Sha’bi treated the civilians of liberated cities.
“These abuses have reached a point that live civilians are thrown off heights, and then they are fired upon. Aggressive measures reminding all of ISIS’ killings in Tikrit’s Spyker base,” Sky News TV Arabic broadcasted on July 16th regarding Iran’s militias.
Iran terrorist Quds force commander insists on warmongering and export of extremism
en. Qassem Suleimani, the commander of the Iranian terrorist Quds force, the cross-border wing of the IRGC, said: 'Sometimes we use diplomacy to solve some specific problems which the world also insist on that. But other times diplomacy wouldn't work, particularly where there are difficult problems.'
Speaking at a ceremony marking the death of an IRGC commander Shaaban Nasiri, killed during Mosul operation, Gen. Suleimani said no diplomatic effort can do what such men are doing in the battleground.
Iran's hideous involvement in Iraq's internal affairs
Al Arabiya, 11 July 2017 - Commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Quds Force, Qasem Soleimani, says he believes that Iraq’s national army “is on its way to embracing ideology”.
Soleimani pointed to how this was already happening as the Revolutionary Guards “had been working around the clock to arm the Popular Mobilization militias” after its establishment.
On the sidelines of his participation in the memorial service of one of the guards killed in Syria on Monday, Soleimani said that the Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist group has already provided support to the PMU militias, according to a statement published on Tasnim news agency.
Washingto n Examiner, April 11, 2017 -By Sir David Amess
How Iran Regime Is Pushing the Leads Into a Global Conflict
After taking Yemen’s capital two years ago, the Islamic Republic is now shifting its focus from land to sea.
The footage was shaky, grainy and out of focus, but the moment it captured was unmistakable. Across the water in the distance is a massive warship. The amateur video grapher does his best to keep the vessel in the frame as small waves lap the edge of his skiff. For a minute, he chats in Arabic with another onlooker. Then, in anticipation, they fall silent. Wrote Brent Nagtegaal on ‘The Trumpet’ on April 10, 2017.
An Iraqi Army officer uses his mobile phone to film a rocket launched towards Islamic State militants
Mosul victims treated for chemical agents as displacement accelerates
Reuters, Mar 3, 2017 - The number of civilians escaping the fighting in Mosul has increased significantly as battles intensify between U.S.-backed Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, and some have been exposed to chemical agents, the Red Cross said on Friday.
Iraqi armed forces meanwhile said they had captured another district as they push towards the densely packed old city center where the fighting is expected to become tougher.