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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|

Argentina freezes assets of suspected Hezbollah fundraising network

A memorial outside the AMIA building in Buenos Aires commemorates those murdered on July 18, 1994. (Wikimedia) July 18, 2018 In a first, Argentina has frozen the assets of a suspected Hezbollah fundraising network in the area known as the Triple Frontier with Brazil and Paraguay. The Financial Information Unit of Argentina investigated [...]

By |July 18th, 2018|Latin America|

Argentina asks Russia to arrest Iran official over 1994 bombing

Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior adviser to Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, at Novo-Ograyovo outside in Moscow, July 12, 2018. (AP) July 13, 2018 Argentina has asked Russia to arrest former Iranian foreign minister Ali Akbar Velayati for extradition in connection with the 1994 bombing [...]

By |July 13th, 2018|Latin America, Russia|

Lebanon is protecting Hezbollah’s cocaine trade in Latin America

Images of Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah are seen among scores of Hezbollah and Lebanese national flags being waved by Hezbollah supporters during a ceremony to mark first anniversary of the war with Israel, 14 August 2007. (AFP) By Emanuele Ottolenghi June 17, 2018 Days after the Trump administration withdrew from the Iran nuclear deal, [...]

By |June 17th, 2018|Latin America, Lebanon, Uncategorised|