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Iranian influence operation propagates regime’s discourse in 11 languages

An analysis made by Reuters identified 10 different websites and dozens of social media accounts through Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. (Shutterstock) September 6, 2018 Several cyber-security companies reported that Iran is leading a huge network as part of “influencing campaigns” on several countries to market its nuclear agreement or to propagate the [...]

By |September 6th, 2018|Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, USA|

After disinformation campaign, Iran’s embarrassment in cyberspace

The regime’s massive cyber-machine is mainly focused on posting lies to demonize the Iranian opposition. (Shutterstock) By Heshmat Alavi September 4, 2018 In an effort to confront fake news and terrorism propaganda fomented by the Iranian regime, social media giants, including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, have recently suspended and blocked a number of [...]

By |September 4th, 2018|Europe, Latin America, Middle East, North America, USA|

Tri-border area governments take action against Hezbollah networks

Members of Lebanon's Shiite movement Hezbollah take part in Ashura commemorations in a southern Beirut suburb on October 12, 2016.(AFP) By Emanuele Ottolenghi September 1, 2018 Paraguayan prosecutors ordered the arrest of Hezbollah financier Assad Ahmad Barakat yesterday, shortly after the country’s new president, Mario Abdo Benitez, ordered an investigation into Barakat’s illicit acquisition of a Paraguayan [...]

By |September 1st, 2018|Latin America|

How Iran developed suicide bombers as poor man’s answer to smart bombs

Aerial view of the US embassy in Beirut, 18 April 1983, after a bomb destroyed part of the building. (AFP) By Tony Duheaume September 1, 2018 With Iran’s founder and first Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini applying the name of the Islamic Republic of Iran to his regime, after the fall of Mohammad Reza [...]

By |September 1st, 2018|Latin America, Middle East, North America, USA|

Arrest of Iranian spies in the US just ‘tip of the iceberg,’ lawmaker warns

Rep. Peter Roskam (R., Ill.) told the Free Beacon it is likely Iran has stationed multiple regime-tied agents in the United States to conduct intelligence operations. (Getty) By Adam Kredo August 31, 2018 The recent arrest of two Iranian agents alleged to have been running spy operations on U.S. soil is just "the tip of [...]

By |August 31st, 2018|Latin America, North America, USA|

More Iranians ‘buying’ passports in other countries to evade US travel ban, sanctions

Iranians are getting passports from a number of nations, but Iran's influence with some elements of the Iraqi goverment is now so prominent the issuing of passportsthrough payoffs and corruption. (iStock) By Hollie McKay August 31, 2018 More Iranians are paying big money to buy passports in neighboring countries through bribery or fraudulent information, [...]

By |August 31st, 2018|Afghanistan, Iraq, Latin America|

Hezbollah is stronger than ever and closer to Europe than we think

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, center, escorted by his bodyguards, waves to a crowd of tens of thousands of supporters in Beirut, Lebanon, Sept. 17, 2012. (AP) By Azmina Siddique August 23, 2018 Hezbollah is stronger than at any time since its inception, according to a recent statement by the group’s leader, Hassan Nasrallah. The message was [...]

By |August 23rd, 2018|Europe, Latin America, Lebanon, North America, USA|

Iranian-backed sleeper cells have infiltrated the US and are poised to strike

Young boys of Hezbollah’s al-Mehdi scouts stomp on a polystyrene sheet bearing the American flag, during a parade in the Lebanese southern suburb of Nabatiyeh, on August 1, 2013. (AFP) August 21, 2018 Iranian-backed “sleeper cells” are in the United States and waiting for the word to attack, experts told Congress on Thursday. [...]

By |August 21st, 2018|Latin America, North America, USA|

How the Iranian regime allows drug trafficking for foreign currency liquidity

There is evidence indicating that Iran, in particular, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and the Hezbollah affiliated with Iran are involved in the global drug trafficking network. (Supplied) By Ali Hajizade August 17, 2018 The US called on the major buyers of Iranian oil to halt all oil purchases, of course, not all [...]

By |August 17th, 2018|Europe, Latin America, Middle East|

Hezbollah’s Tri-Border Area terror finance comes under fire at last

A Hezbollah fighter stands in front of anti-tank artillery at Juroud Arsal, the Syria-Lebanon border, July 29, 2017. (Reuter) By Emanuele Ottolenghi August 14, 2018 On July 13, Argentina’s Financial Intelligence Unit froze assets of 14 Lebanese nationals and residents of the Tri-Border Area of Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay, or TBA. According to the FIU, [...]

By |August 14th, 2018|Latin America|