Opportunistic Iran regime supports Al-Qaeda-linked terror group

the Iranian regime has been facilitating the path for the Al-Qaeda-linked militant group Al-Shabab to circumvent UN sanctions and make millions of dollars of profit every year. (Supplied) By Majid Rafizadeh October 22, 2108 UN experts have recently shared a report with the organization’s Security Council that describes in detail how the Iranian regime [...]

By |October 22nd, 2018|Africa, Middle East, Somalia|

Iran is new transit point for Somali charcoal in illicit trade taxed by militants: U.N. report

A Somalian soldier walks past a consignment of charcoal destined for the export market in Barawe October 12, 2014. (REUTERS) October 10, 2018 Criminal networks are using Iran as a transit point for illicit Somali charcoal exports that earn Islamist militants al Shabaab millions of dollars annually in tax, U.N. sanctions monitors said [...]

By |October 10th, 2018|Africa, Somalia|

ISIS has uranium, and it’s scary who they want to give it to? Iran will accept it

Iran may have access to uranium after ISIS and Al Qaeda have taken control of a uranium mine in Somalia with the intention of handing it over. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images) By Aaron Colen September 2, 2017 Al Qaeda and ISIS have access to uranium that they intend to give to Iran, according to a [...]

By |September 2nd, 2017|Somalia|

Global Terror: At America’s doorsteps

Hezbollah, the most powerful force in Lebanon, backed the election of Michel Aoun as president. Aoun assumed the office after it lay vacant for more two years. (Photo: © MARWAN TAHTAH/AFP/Getty Images) December 26, 2016 Where do terrorists get their money? Although we think of Islamic State as the richest terror group in [...]

By |December 26th, 2016|Lebanon, Middle East, Nigeria, Somalia|

How Iran sends arms to Al Houthi rebels

Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels hold their weapons during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, in Sanaa, Yemen. (AP) December 4, 2016 International investigators have found a suspected “weapon pipeline” from Iran through Somalia to Yemen where Al Houthi rebels are battling the government, according to [...]

By |December 4th, 2016|Somalia, Yemen|

How Iranian weapons are ending up in Yemen

A cache of weapons is assembled on the deck of the guided-missile destroyer USS Gravely (DDG 107). (U.S. Navy) November 30, 2016 Weapon shipments intercepted in the Arabian sea by Australian, French and U.S. warships this year contained large quantities of Russian and Iranian weapons, some of which had markings similar to munitions recovered from [...]

By |November 30th, 2016|Somalia, Yemen|

Report nails Iran-Houthi arms link

Shiite protesters carrying posters of Yemeni Houthi rebel leader Abdul Malik al-Houthi and Iran IRGC leader Qasem Sulaimani. (Rudaw) November 30, 2016 A new study by the London-based Conflict Armament Research (CAR) puts the record straight on the role of Iran in arming non-state actors in Yemen. The findings presented in the study, [...]

By |November 30th, 2016|Somalia, Yemen|

Iran’s Zarif to set off for West Africa

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif. Press TV  July 24, 2016 Iran's sponsored Press TV reported that Zarif will leave Tehran on Sunday at the head of a politico-economic delegation for a six-day visit. Zarif is reported that he plans to hold talks with senior officials, including presidents, parliament speakers and foreign ministers, [...]

By |July 24th, 2016|Djibouti, Eritrea, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan|

U.S. Navy: Latest Somalia-Bound Arms Shipment Originated in Iran

March 30, 2016 A large arms shipment intercepted in the Indian Ocean by French naval forces earlier this month originated in Iran, the United States Navy has said. Cmdr. Kevin Stephens, a spokesman for the Navy’s Fifth Fleet, told CNN that the weapons were likely destined to go to Yemen by way of Somalia, though he would not indicate whether [...]

By |March 30th, 2016|North America, Somalia, USA, Yemen|

Somalia’s move to cut diplomatic ties with Iran economically motivated – MP

February 2, 2016 A member of Somalia Federal Parliament has criticized the move of the government to severe relations with Iran last month, Horseed Media reports. In an interview, MP Ahmed Aabi Aden pointed out that the decision was an unwise action conducted through an ”incorrect method” by the top officials of the Federal government. [...]

By |February 2nd, 2016|Somalia|