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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|

Iran Begins LNG Exports to Kenya, Tanzania, South Africa

May 22, 2016 Iran has started exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Kenya, Tanzania and South Africa, an official announced. Esmaeel Hasham Firouz, the export-import director of the National Iranian Oil Products Distribution Company (NIOPDC), said the Islamic Republic has begun to ship excess natural gas supplies as LNG to the three African countries. [...]

By |May 22nd, 2016|Kenya, Western Sahara|

Iran’s Other Shadow War Is in Africa

The U.S. Navy patrol in the Arabian Sea, picture was taken on Jan 14, 2015. U.S. Navy. (Reuters) 2 May 2016 The Cyclone-class patrol ship USS Sirocco closed in on a small boat in the Arabian Sea. After boarding, the American warship’s sailors discovered hundreds of Kalashnikov assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. [...]

By |May 2nd, 2016|Iran, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Western Sahara|

Faisal Qassim: The Sahara is Moroccan, Algeria in the ‘Embrace’ of Iran

  The Al Jazeera Media Network logo is seen on its headquarters building in Doha, Qatar June 8, 2017. REUTERS/Naseem Zeitoon - RTX39N4R April 22, 2016 Faisal Qasim, the TV host of the popular Arabic-language talk show “The Opposing Perspective,” said the Western Sahara belongs to Morocco and that Algeria has fallen into [...]

By |April 22nd, 2016|Algeria, Morocco, Western Sahara|

Al Mustafa University, Iran’s global network of Islamic schools

Apr 12, 2016 By Hassan Dai, editor of Iranian American Forum Summary In February 1979 Ayatollah Khomeini and a group of clergymen attached to him, seized the power in Iran. From the onset, Khomeini’s regime utilized all the means and tools in its disposal to establish and fortify its brand of fundamentalism in Iran and [...]

By |April 12th, 2016|Europe, Iran, Middle East, Western Sahara|

Iranian TV provokes row with Morocco over Sahara

September 15, 2015 A documentary on Sahrawi separatists in Western Sahara aired by Iran’s sat­ellite channel Press TV has raised tensions between the Islamic Republic and Morocco. We Are Rebels: Western Sahara, which aired in August, questioned Morocco’s territorial sovereignty over the area. Morocco annexed the former Spanish territory in 1975 and Polisario guerrillas took [...]

By |September 15th, 2015|Morocco, Western Sahara|


  October 8, 2014 Iranian bids to export Shia ideology to Mauritania began at the end of the 70s of the last century and beginning of 80s, after the Iranian revolution, through the missionary activities and through the Shia publications and magazines, especially the books of the famous Iranian scholars like Mohamed Baqir al Sadr, [...]

By |October 8th, 2014|Mauritania, Senegal, Western Sahara|

Iran supports political solution to Western Sahara conflict

February 6, 2007 Iranian foreign affairs Minister Manouchehr Mottaki, has said his country was supporting a lasting political solution to the Western Sahara conflict and urged Muslim leaders to "show wisdom to settle the issue", according to the Moroccan foreign ministry Tuesday. Western Sahara, a former Spanish colony, has been controlled by Morocco since 1975. [...]

By |February 6th, 2007|Western Sahara|