What happened to ‘exporting the Islamic Revolution’ in Algeria?

Iranian ambassador to Algeria honors some Algerian citizens in a competition organized by the Iranian cultural attaché. (Supplied) By Walid Al-Noufal January 22, 2022 Videos recently shared online purporting to show Algerian citizens announcing their conversion to Shia Islam have sparked suspicion about Iran’s influence in the country. They appeared to suggest, if [...]

By |January 22nd, 2022|Africa, Algeria, Ideology|

Africa emerges as next scene of confrontation between Israel, Iran

Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards march during a 2010 military parade in Tehran. (AFP) By Danny Citrinowicz September 3, 2021 On Aug. 24, Algerian Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra announced his country was severing diplomatic relations with Morocco. At first look, the Algerian decision seemed to be independent and a direct result of problematic ties that have deteriorated over the years. [...]

By |September 3rd, 2021|Africa, Algeria, Israel, Morocco|

Is Algeria the new Iranian money laundering haven?

Reza Moshir is said to have helped Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf launder money while he was mayor of Tehran. (Supplied) By Ehsan Mehrabi January 23, 2020 On the eve of Iranian parliamentary elections, and as former presidential candidate and Tehran mayor Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf bids for a seat in parliament, the name of Reza Moshir, [...]

By |January 23rd, 2020|Africa, Algeria|

Iran forces Algerian tanker into its waters

An IRGC Navy boats in the Gulf, July 25, 2017. (AFP) July 20, 2019 The Iranian coast guard forced an Algerian tanker to head into Iranian waters on Friday before a confrontation ended, the Algerian state oil and gas company Sonatrach said. Algeria's state-run news agency APS, quoting Sonatrach, said Saturday the empty tanker [...]

By |July 20th, 2019|Algeria, Middle East|

Iran’s controversial cultural attaché leaves Algeria

Amir Mousavi, the Iranian cultural attaché in Algeria. (Supplied) By Romany Shaker October 6, 2018 On September 22, Iran’s cultural attaché in Algeria Amir Mousavi announced he would leave his position after almost four years in the country. The announcement followed accusations by Algerian activists and former officials against the Iranian diplomat over his alleged role in recruiting thousands of [...]

By |October 6th, 2018|Africa, Algeria|

Iranian Embassy in Algeria accused of promoting sectarianism in North Africa

Iran tries to indoctrinate and recruit Algerian Shiites who travel to Iraq on religious visits to the holy city of Karbala. (Fars) By Ahmad Majidyar June 8, 2018 Former and current Algerian officials accuse the Iranian Embassy in Algiers of promoting sectarianism in Algeria and the broader region, according to recent reports. Idah Falahi, [...]

By |June 8th, 2018|Africa, Algeria|

Western Sahara tempts Iran to escalate tension between Rabat and Polisario

By Track Persia May 10, 2018 The resource-richness of Western Sahara seems to have tempted the Iranian regime and its Shiite Lebanese proxy Hezbollah which has promised to send a range of missiles to the desert’s Polisario Front, an Algeria-backed movement seeking independence and statehood, to escalate the crisis between Rabat and Polisario. Rabat on May [...]

By |May 10th, 2018|Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco|

Algerians outraged after Iranian official criticizes late president’s wife

His remarks come after Anissa said during an Iranian gathering held in Paris that she wishes the Iranian regime collapses. (Supplied) By Monya Ghanemi January 31, 2018 Iran's cultural attaché to Algeria Amir Mousavi provoked Algerians after he criticized Anissa Boumediene, the widow of president Houari Boumediene, because of her support of the [...]

By |January 31st, 2018|Algeria|

Iran’s Zarif kicks off Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania tour

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif waves after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 22, 2016. REUTERS June 18, 2017 Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif will kick off on Sunday a tour of North Africa that includes Algeria, Mauritania and Tunisia. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said that the [...]

By |June 18th, 2017|Algeria, Mauritania, Tunisia|

Algeria’s PM due in Tehran

November 3, 2016 Algeria’s Prime Minister Abdul-Malik Salal plans to pay an official visit to Tehran in the near future. During Salal’s visit, a number of agreements will be signed between the two countries on the expansion of bilateral relations between Tehran and Algiers. In September and in a meeting with Algerian Parliament Speaker Abdul [...]

By |November 3rd, 2016|Algeria|