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Somalia: ‘Kenya Has a Lot to Learn From Iran Which Has Faced Terrorism From Its Enemy Saudi Arabia’ – Iran Amb

January 20, 2016 The Iranian government has reaffirmed its support to Kenya in the war of terrorism following the Somalia attack which has claimed an unknown number of the Kenyan defence forces KDF soldiers. The people daily newspaper reported today that the Iran Ambassador Hadi said his government will continue to offer support to Kenya [...]

By |January 20th, 2016|Kenya, Somalia|

Sudan, Somalia and Djibouti cut ties with Iran, and Tehran laughs

Djibouti President Guelleh with Saudi Arabia's King Salman. (Photo/SPA). January 8, 2016 IRAN and Saudi Arabia’s recent aggression is already playing out in Africa; Djibouti and Somalia have become the latest diplomatic ties with Iran to show solidarity with Saudi Arabia. Somalia’s government cut diplomatic ties and recalled its envoys after accusing the Iranian Embassy of [...]

By |January 8th, 2016|Djibouti, Somalia, Sudan|

Saudi Arabia-Iran Rivalry In Africa: Sudan, Djibouti, Somalia Part Ways With Tehran As Riyadh Influence Grows

January 7, 2016 As tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia escalated Thursday, a growing number of Muslim countries in East Africa have started to choose sides. Sudan, Djibouti and now Somalia are standing by Riyadh and cutting ties with Tehran, a move that signals a shift away from Iranian influence in the region and a [...]

By |January 7th, 2016|Djibouti, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan|

Somalia Severs Ties With Iran, Stands By Saudi Arabia Amid Regional Tensions

Residents walk through the Bakara market area of Somalia's embattled capital, Mogadishu, in 2011. January 7, 2016 Somalia announced Thursday that it has severed ties with Iran, according to local media. The East African nation joins a growing number of countries, led by Saudi Arabia, to cut off diplomatic relations with Tehran amid escalating tensions. [...]

By |January 7th, 2016|Saudi Arabia, Somalia|

Iran tries to gain foothold in Somalia [Special Report]

September 4, 2015 GAROWE, Somalia, September 4, 2015 (Garowe Online Exclusive)-Amid Gulf States' growing concern, Iranian government and charitable organizations are trying to gain a foothold in the war-ravaged Horn of Africa nation, informed sources tell Garowe Online. Iran sent a delegation consisting of senior diplomats and Imam Khomeini Relief Foundation officials to Somalia, forging [...]

By |September 4th, 2015|Somalia|

Iran in the Horn of Africa: Outflanking U.S. Allies

July 12, 2012 By Jeffrey A. Lefebvre Summer 2012, Volume XIX, Number 2 During the Cold War, the Horn of Africa emerged as arguably the most highly penetrated regional subsystem in the world.1 Not only the two superpowers, but Middle Eastern regional powers intervened in interstate and intrastate conflicts there.2 Three geostrategic factors drew foreign [...]

By |July 12th, 2012|Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Somalia, Sudan, Yemen|

The Iran/Hezbollah Strategic and Terrorist Threat to Africa

March 28, 2012 by Karmon, Ely (Dr.) Abstract This paper summarizes the information concerning the Iranian, and Hezbollah, presence and activities in Africa and attempts to evaluate the importance of Africa in the overall Iranian strategy to advance its “global power” ambitions, to balance the pressure of the international community on its nuclear project and [...]

By |March 28th, 2012|Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Lebanon, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan|

Hezbollah Finances: Funding the Party of God

February 1, 2005 By Matthew Levitt Introduction It is a painful reality that no counterterrorism technique or effort, however extensive, international, or comprehensive, will put an end to terror attacks or uproot terrorism. There will always be people and groups with entrenched causes, an overwhelming sense of frustration, a self-justifying worldview, and a healthy dose [...]