Iran pilot says he carried 7 tons of prohibited cargo to Syria with Soleimani on board

Former Qods Force Commander Qasem Soleimani in Syria. Undated. (Social Media) June 19, 2020 A U.S. sanctioned Mahan Air pilot has told an IRGC-linked website in Tehran that he has once carried seven tons of "prohibited cargo" to Syria in 2013 with former Qods Force Commander Qasem Soleimani also on board. Amir Assadollahi, [...]

By |June 19th, 2020|Syria|

Iran’s crisis of dominance in Lebanon and Syria

Protesters stand along the side of the Beirut-Jounieh highway protesting against government corruption. (AFP) June 18, 2020 Every day that goes by, the Iranian regime’s dominance in counties which it sought to turn into centers for “confronting the global imperialism” is fading more and more. Despite the fact that the Iranian regime used [...]

By |June 18th, 2020|Lebanon, Syria|

Iran rejects U.S. sanctions on Syria, vows to boost trade with ally

The US has imposed its toughest sanctions targeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. (Getty) June 18, 2020 Iran on Thursday condemned as inhumane a fresh round of U.S. sanctions against its regional ally Syria and said it would expand its trade ties with Damascus. The United States on Wednesday imposed its toughest sanctions targeting [...]

By |June 18th, 2020|North America, Syria, USA|

Iranian sentenced to death for spying, arrested by Hezbollah in Syria, handed to Iran

Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd (C) appears in a photo standing behind Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes. (Twitter) June 15, 2020 An Iranian sentenced to death on charges of spying for the CIA and the Mossad, was arrested and handed over to Iran by the Lebanese Hezbollah in Syria, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported [...]

By |June 15th, 2020|Lebanon, Syria|

Iranian sentenced to death allegedly spied on Iranian forces in Syria

Mahmoud Mousavi-Majd (C) appears in a photo standing behind Qassem Soleimani and Abu Mahdi al-Mohandes. (Twitter) June 13, 2020 An Iranian sentenced to death on charges of spying for the CIA and the Mossad, had been spying on Iranian forces in Syria, judiciary spokesman Gholamhossein Esmaili said on Saturday. Esmaili had said on Tuesday that [...]

By |June 13th, 2020|Isreal, North America, Syria, USA|

The key role Iran plays in Syria’s economy

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R) meets with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Tehran, February 25, 2019. (AFP) By Arash Azizi June 11, 2020 A case in point is the economic relationship between Iran and Syria. Before 2011, there were very few economic ties between the two countries despite their 30-year-long strategic alliance. [...]

By |June 11th, 2020|Syria|

Syrian regime army reinforcements and pro-Iranian militias near Jordan and Israeli borders

Syrian regime forces ride a military truck in Eastern Ghouta. (SANA) By Taym Al-Ahmad June 8, 2020 IranWire has learned that, according to sources within the military, the Syrian regime is preparing to launch a large-scale military operation in Daraa Governorate, southern Syria, with the support of pro-Iranian militias, and despite Russian assurances to [...]

By |June 8th, 2020|Syria|

Airstrike attributed to Israel kills nine Iran-backed forces in Syria

Syrian air defences responding to Israeli missiles targeting Iranian facilities near Damascus, May 10, 2018. (REUTERS) June 6, 2020 The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says airstrikes attributed to Israel has killed at least nine "Iranian-backed" forces in the Syrian province of Hama. The airstrikes were conducted on Thursday evening, June 4, during [...]

By |June 6th, 2020|Isreal, Syria|

Russian frustration after Iranian return to Syria sites

Russian air force pilots walk on the tarmac upon their arrival at an air base in Russia's Krasnodar region from Syria, March 16, 2016. (AFP) June 5, 2020 Tension surfaced between Moscow and Damascus on Wednesday on the backdrop of the Syrian government disregarding the decision on the return of Iranian forces to [...]

By |June 5th, 2020|Russia, Syria|

US court orders Iran, Syria liable for attacks in Israel

The exterior of the US Department of Justice headquarters building in Washington, DC, US on July 14, 2009. (REUTERS) June 3, 2020 A U.S. court has ruled that Iran and Syria are liable for compensation for American citizens wounded and killed in a series of attacks by Palestinians in Israel, including the killing [...]

By |June 3rd, 2020|Isreal, North America, Syria, USA|