Tehran, SANA – Supreme Military Advisor to the Supreme Leader’s Representative in the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps Maj. Gen. Yadollah Javani renewed Iran’s full support to the Syrian people and government in confronting the conspiracy hatched against it and combating the terrorist organizations.
Javani said in an interview with Iranian Alalam TV on Sunday that the Syrian people’s resilience and their standing by the Syrian army have enabled them to confront the “Islamic State in Iraq and Syria” (ISIS) terrorist organization and other similar organizations.
He pointed out that the Turkish government’s involvement in supporting ISIS helped the terrorist organization expand in some areas in Syria and Iraq, clarifying that Turkey’s priority is not battling with ISIS, particularly that Ankara has contributed to founding this terrorist organization and many others. Continue reading Iranian Official: Turkey Involved In The Expansion Of ISIS In Region
(EDITOR’S NOTE: An important read on Russia’s relationship with Islam, as opposed to the West’s Zionist-driven antagonistic relationship, but we strongly disagree with the author daring to compare the Holy Qur’an and the New Testament adhered to by our Christian brothers and sisters with the Jews’ Talmud, a book of hatred, racism, supremacism, criminality, perversion and filthiness unlike any other book ever written. The Talmud is not Divine in any way, shape or form, it is a rabbinical exegesis on the Torah, and the not original Torah either — referred to by Muslims as Al-Tawrat — but a rewritten, corrupted version of it. The Jews shouldn’t “rewrite” their book of hate and vileness at Muslims’ behest as the author suggests, they should pretend it never existed as it is only furthering the aggressiveness, anti-Gentile sentiments, decadence and decay embedded deep within their culture and community. Humanity would be far, far better off without it. ~ Jonathan Azaziah) Continue reading Russia and Islam, Without the Hysterics
A detachment of Russian fleet of warships has berthed at the Caspian port city of Bandar Anzali in northern Iran.
The flotilla, which docked in Bandar Anzali on Monday, carries the message of peace and friendship in the Caspian Sea and was welcomed by Iranian naval officials.
This is the second time that a Russian fleet of warships has traveled to Iran, Russian Ambassador to Tehran Levan Dzhagaryan said on Monday.
He also stressed the importance of strengthening cooperation between the two countries. Continue reading Russia’s Navy Warships Berth In Northern Iran
Iran and Russia plan to establish a joint bank as an effort to multiply bilateral trade and bypass sanctions on the Islamic Republic’s banking sector.
Head of the Iran-Russia Joint Chamber of Commerce Asadollah Asgaroladi said that Tehran and Moscow are studying the possibilities of opening a new chapter in trade relations that could break the domination of Western currencies over bilateral exchanges.
“Since Russian banks fear the implications of working with Iran due to sanctions, we want to establish the joint Iran-Russia bank with the help of our central banks and private sectors,” Asgaroladi said.
“Such a bank would be able to exchange money between the two sides using rials and rubles and put aside dollars, euros and pounds,” he added. Continue reading Iran, Russia Planning To Establish Joint Bank
by Hassan Chakrani, Al-Akhbar English
International politics and direct economic and security interests are not the only thing that brings Russia and Iran closer together. Geographically, both nations are Caspian riparian states. Hidden under the waters of the Caspian is immense natural wealth, which is one of the pillars of potential cooperation between Moscow and Tehran in the context of international conflict. Today, a new round of talks will be held focusing on the Caspian in the framework of broader cooperation.
Strategic interests in the Caspian Sea and Central Asia are at the heart of all analyses involving the Asian nations concerned and the energy tension between East and West. The main two countries concerned are Russia and Iran, even though there are three other Caspian littoral countries – Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Turkmenistan. The problem here is that even today, there is no legal or technical regime to manage interests in the region with the exception of the understandings between Moscow and Tehran, though these are ambiguous and have been sitting in the drawers gathering dust. Continue reading Russian-Iranian Ties: The Caspian Basin Is Where Cooperation Begins
by Amer Mohsen, Al-Akhbar English
Iran announced its first live test of the air defense system, Bavar 373, which is said to be similar to, or an alternative to the S 300 Russian system. This piece of news appeared two weeks ago but did not get adequate media coverage. Specialists and other concerned parties, however, read it with great interest.
Iranian media outlets broadcast the first picture of one of the Bavar missiles, which greatly resembles the missile used in the S 300 system. This test represents the beginning of completing the last phase in the Iranian air defense system, which consists of several systems with multiple ranges. Some of them are revamped old US weapons while others are clones of foreign radars and missiles and some are a combination of the two.
Estimating Iran’s military power is a very difficult task. Many of its projects are shrouded in secrecy and are revealed only after their completion, while the defense ministry’s propaganda adds to the mystery. Some research and experimental models are showcased as though they are in the production phase, and mixing actual achievements with propaganda is designed to mislead. The Iranian press often misinterprets military statements and the media, in general, is known for its ignorance of military issues and its inadequate coverage of these matters, thus adding to the confusion. Continue reading What Is It About Iran That Scares The US?: On Tehran’s Military Capabilities
by Jonathan Azaziah and Assad al-Liftawi
Originally posted on January 15th, 2012
NATO’s Bloody Attack On Pakistan: The Motive
In the early morning of Saturday 26 November two NATO Apache helicopters, an AC-130 gunship, and a number of fighter jets perpetrated a sustained and deadly attack on two Pakistani army border posts on the Afghan-Pakistan border. Located high on the Salala mountain ridge, the two army posts were brutally attacked for approximately two hours. In what was evidently a naked act of aggression, the US-led forces bombarded the border posts for forty-five minutes, left for twenty minutes, and subsequently returned – attacking for a further hour. Twenty-four Pakistani soldiers including two officers were murdered in the assault.
The sustained nature of the attack precludes the possibility of it being a mistake, as claimed by the U.S. government. The United States Military would have us believe that, with its world class communications and intelligence infrastructure, it mistakenly mauled an ally repeatedly for two hours, killing dozens. This is an utterly unfeasible theory. Further throwing this theory into question, it has been revealed that Pakistani forces were in constant contact with American forces throughout the attacks – informing them in no uncertain terms that they were attacking a Pakistani military position.(1)
As a direct result of the attack, U.S. forces are now facing an unprecedented crisis in Afghanistan.(2) Pakistan closed off U.S. supply routes to Occupied Afghanistan, leaving thousands of tonnes of NATO military equipment and fuel stranded in Pakistan, unable to reach its destination across the border. Knowing that this eventuality was not only predictable but inevitable, one has to ask why the U.S. chose to perpetrate the deadly attack. Continue reading The Salala Massacre: NATO’s Naked Aggression Against Pakistan And The Hegemonic Israeli-Indo-American Strategy Behind It