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Jun 23, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: Iran long provided shelter and protection to the founder and former commander of al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI), the predecessor to Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS), which rose to power due in large part to Tehran’s support, according to multiple intelligence reports and outside experts. AQI leader ...

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Jun 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

(Reuters) - Iran's top leader rejected possible intervention in Iraq by the United States or other outside powers, accusing Washington on Sunday of trying to manipulate Iraqi sectarian differences to retake control of the country it once occupied. In remarks published by the official IRNA news agency, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei added that Iraqis themselves ...

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Jun 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 17, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Tehran (AFP) - Some 5,000 Iranians have pledged online to defend Iraq's Shiite Muslim holy sites against Sunni extremists who are waging war against the Baghdad government, a report said on Tuesday. The pledges were made on the harimshia.org website, which was launched by a group naming itself the Popular Headquarters for the Defence of Shiite ...

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Breaking: White House says U.S. won't pursue coordinated military action with Iran in Iraq. http://t.co/tYCeEMbSEk— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) June 16, 2014

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: State Department counter-terrorism officials warned in late April that Iran had “trained, funded, and provided guidance” to ethnic Iraqi terror groups bent on destabilizing the country. The April warning appears to directly contradict and undermine comments last week by a State Department spokeswoman claiming that the United States and Iran have a ...

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Jun 16, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FOX NEWS: The Obama administration, unable to move the needle in the three-year-old Syrian civil war, now finds itself on the verge of moving toward a "my enemy's enemy" foreign policy with Iran in order to keep Iraq from falling apart next door. The possibility of partnering with Iran to deal with a ...

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Jun 15, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

Tehran (AFP) - Iran warned on Sunday that "any foreign military intervention in Iraq" would only complicate the crisis, after the United States said it was deploying a warship in the Gulf. "Iraq has the capacity and necessary preparations for the fight against terrorism and extremism," foreign ministry spokesman Marzieh Afkham was Sunday quoted as saying ...

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Jun 13, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

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Jun 12, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WASHINGTON TIMES: With U.S. forces out of Iraq and the nation spinning out of control, the nation has turned to someone else to help quell the violence: the Iranian Revolutionary Guard. Two battalions of the Quds Forces have been sent to the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), an al ...

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Jun 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WB: On CNN’s Crossfire, Stephanie Cutter claimed Tuesday that George W. Bush “couldn’t bring Russia and China to the table on the Iran sanctions”, while Hillary Clinton succeeded in doing so. “That’s an accomplishment,” Cutter remarked. While it might be an accomplishment, it’s one that did in fact belong to Bush. And Bush, unlike ...

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Jun 11, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: An adviser to President Barack Obama recently asked Iranian government officials to release imprisoned U.S. pastor Saeed Abedini amid repeated calls for the administration to take a tougher stand against human rights abuses in Iran. Joel Hunter, a pastor at Northland Church in Orlando and a spiritual adviser to Obama, discussed religious ...

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Jun 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from WFB: Nuclear expert Olli Henoinen told Congress Tuesday, “Today we don’t know how many centrifuges Iran has.” Although the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has some information on Iran’s centrifuges, according to Henoinen, “it has not got the total number of centrifuges produced.” Henoinen, the former Deputy Director of the IAEA, made the remarks ...

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Jun 9, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: Israel’s Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz said that Iran could have 50 to 100 nuclear warheads in the next ten years if Western nations decide to ink a bad deal with the Islamic Republic. Steinitz, speaking at a national security conference in Israel, said this “nightmare scenario” could come about if the ...

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Jun 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Jack Flash

This deal has nothing to do with peaceful nuclear energy and everybody knows it. If we're allowed to kill our enemies, we sure are allowed to deny them nuclear weapons, so they the pretense that Iran is entitled to them? Associated Press: The U.S. is reassembling key members of the diplomatic team that held secret negotiations ...

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Jun 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: Executions in Iran continue to soar to record-breaking levels in 2014, as more than two people are being killed every day and some 320 executions have taken place in the first five months of 2014 alone, according to human rights observers. Iran is on track to eclipse the number of executions committed ...

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Jun 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

TEHRAN, Iran – On the eve of talks, Iran's moderate president said Tuesday that his administration will defend the Islamic Republic's nuclear rights and work to end international sanctions that have devastated its economy. Hassan Rouhani's remarks were seen as part of his efforts to defuse claims by hard-liners that he has given too many ...

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May 31, 2014 No Comments ›› Jake Hammer

Tehran (AFP) - A commander from Iran's Revolutionary Guards has been killed in Syria, media said Saturday, a disclosure that runs counter to Tehran's insistence it is not fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad's forces. Reports that Abdollah Eskandari died while "defending" a Shiite shrine emerged earlier this week but neither the elite military unit nor Iran's ...

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May 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from JPOST: The deputy commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Brig.-Gen. Hossein Salami said that the US’s status in the world has deteriorated and that its collapse is near. “Today nowhere in the Muslim world” does anyone pull out “a red carpet for American officials and that’s why [US President Barack] Obama secretly” showed up at ...

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May 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from NATIONAL REVIEW: The #YesAllWomen hashtag emerged following this weekend’s UC Santa Barbara killing spree, and it has managed to attract a rather surprising supporter: the Supreme Leader of Iran, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. In his tweets, Khamenei criticizes Western culture for creating an environment where women are sexualized and objectified. Khamenei points to Islam as ...

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May 28, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Baghdad (AFP) - Attacks across Iraq, including a spate of car bombs in Baghdad, killed 38 people Wednesday, the latest in a months-long surge in violence that has left more than 4,000 dead this year. Shootings and bombings, which left dozens more wounded nationwide, also struck in restive areas of the north and west, fuelling fears ...

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May 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

TEHRAN, Iran – A judge in southern Iran has ordered Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg to appear in court to answer complaints by individuals who say Facebook-owned applications Instagram and Whatsapp violate their privacy, semiofficial news agency ISNA reported Tuesday. It quoted Ruhollah Momen Nasab, an official with the paramilitary Basij force, as saying ...

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May 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from BUSINESS INSIDER: The IRGC (Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps), the branch of Iran’s military whose role is to protect Tehran’s Islamic system, has published on Twitter an interesting drawing showing how they imagine an attack on an enemy warship entering the Persian Gulf. The plan is to use several different weapons systems in a coordinated ...

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May 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia plans to sign a contract with Iran this year to build two more nuclear reactors at its Bushehr power plant as part of a broader deal for up to eight reactors in the Islamic state, a source close to the negotiations told Reuters on Thursday. It was not immediately clear how this ...

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May 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Chuck Biscuits

Excerpted from FREE BEACON: Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is demanding that the Obama administration pay Tehran reparations for “hostile policies” that have cost the Iranian people “much loss and damage,” according to the country’s state-run media. Rouhani said that reparations from the United States would make him more willing to negotiate in good faith with the ...

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