Foiled Iranian plots in Europe raise concern in US, spotlight Israeli intelligence sharing

Supporters of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), attend a rally in Villepinte, near Paris, France, June 30, 2018. (Reuters) By Hollie McKay November 3, 2018 On the heels of explosive revelations that Iranian operatives – allegedly under direct orders from Tehran – plotted to carry out deadly attacks on dissidents across Europe, U.S. [...]

By |November 3rd, 2018|Eritrea, Israel, North America, USA|

Iran’s Zarif to set off for West Africa

Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif waves after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, June 10, 2016. (REUTERS) July 24, 2016 Iran's sponsored Press TV reported that Zarif will leave Tehran on Sunday at the head of a politico-economic delegation for a six-day visit. Zarif is reported that he plans [...]

By |July 24th, 2016|Djibouti, Eritrea, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, Sudan|

Iran and Hezbollah’s Exploitation of Africa

  Hezbollah supporters carry portraits of the founder of Iran’s Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini (left), and supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, as they march in the southern Lebanese town of Kfar Hatta on March 18. (AFP) June 18, 2016 Leveraging the Lebanese Diaspora Much of the Lebanese diaspora business community in Africa [...]

By |June 18th, 2016|Djibouti, Eritrea, Kenya, Mauritania, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Western Sahara|

Iranian support to Houthis via Eritrea: Reality or myth?

Houthi supporters in Sanaa, Yemen. (Reuters) June 15, 2015 Supporters of Yemen's exiled government have accused Eritrea of supporting the Houthi rebels who now control much of the war-torn country, amid ongoing Saudi-led airstrikes against them. Eritrea's foreign ministry has strongly denied these claims. Yemen's Houthi rebels seized the capital Sanaa last September, [...]

By |June 15th, 2015|Eritrea|

Eritrean opposition: Arms ship was heading for Yemen, not Gaza

April 12, 2014 The shipment of weapons seized by the Israeli occupation army on Wednesday was intercepted near the Eritrean coast near Hasmat port, a source from the Eritrean opposition said. The source, who refused to be named, told Al-Quds Al-Arabi newspaper that the ship “was not heading towards Gaza, but towards the weapons storages [...]

By |April 12th, 2014|Eritrea, Israel, Palestine, Yemen|

U.S. report: Israel sets up base in Eritrea to monitor Iran

December 17, 2012 Israel has opened a military bases in Eritrea to monitor and avert rival Iran’s hostile activities in the Red Sea which could eventually pose a threat to its national security, a report by Stratfor Global Intelligence claims. According to the US-based strategy consultancy firm, Israeli has deployed its intelligence units, docks and small [...]

By |December 17th, 2012|Eritrea, Israel|

Both Iran and Israel Have Military Bases in Eritrea

  December 12, 2012 Israel and Iran are both holding military bases in Eritrea on the shore of the Red Sea, the global intelligence company Stratfor reported on Tuesday. This is not the first indication of a covert Israeli military presence in the small African country, but Stratfor's report is the most detailed to surface to [...]

By |December 12th, 2012|Eritrea|

Iran Calls for Expansion of All-Out Ties with Eritrea

President Ahmadinejad’s meeting with Eritrea’s new Ambassador to Tehran Mohammad Saeed Mentai Edris. December 10, 2012 Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Iran has no restriction on the further expansion of all-out ties with Eritrea. He made the remarks in his meeting with Eritrea’s new Ambassador to Iran Mohammad Saeed Mentai Edris on Sunday. [...]

By |December 10th, 2012|Eritrea|

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

  Members of Lebanon’s Shia Hezbollah movement stand at attention in the southern town of Bisariyeh, last August. (AFP) 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 [...]

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