President Trump makes history with the Department of State declaring a branch of another country’s government, a “foreign terrorist organization,” which could facilitate fresh sanctions against the Islamic Republic.
– A furious Tehran replies in kind on U.S. armed forces.
Donald Trump announced Monday that the United States is designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terrorist organization,” in an effort to increase pressure on the country that could have significant diplomatic implications in the Middle East.
It is the first time that the U.S. has designated a part of another government as a terrorist organization.
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards commander-in-chief Mohammad Ali Jafari (R) views the new “Dezful” missile, at an undisclosed, underground location on February 7, 2019 – Photo/ IRAN’S REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS WEBSITE, via AFP
The designation imposes sanctions that include freezes on assets the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps may have in U.S. Continue Reading »
Syria’s state-controlled SANA news agency reported that Israeli jets once again hit the T-4 military airbase in Syria, where Iranian forces are known to be stationed, despite Syria’s use of S-200 missile batteries to hinder their mission.
By David Rosenberg
A Syrian airbase used by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard was targeted in a series of airstrikes Sunday night, Arab media outlets have claimed.
According to a report by Syria’s state-controlled SANA news agency, the T-4 airbase in Syria was attacked by fighter planes which approached from the south.
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F15 I,’Ra’am’ (‘Thunder’) A multi-purpose long-range fighter jet, mainly used for attack and interception strikes.
Senior Revolutionary Guard official boasts of supplying Hezbollah with Fateh-110 missiles, having a range of up to 350 kilometers, capable of striking Israel’s nuclear reactor in Dimona.
By Roi Kais
Iran supplied Hezbollah with missiles capable of reaching the nuclear reactor in Dimona, semi-official Fars News Agency reported. The Fateh (Conqueror) model missile – carrying a 500 kilogram warhead and flying at up to 4,500 kph – has a range of 250 to 350 kilometers.
Iranian weapons expo
Ynet’s defense expert Ron Ben-Yishai noted that the Iranian missiles are considered to be more accurate than previous models. The missiles made their way to Hezbollah through Tehran’s ally, Syria. Continue Reading »
Israel’s Minister of Defense: Iranian embassies in 5 South American countries, use their diplomatic mail to smuggle weapons and explosives.
Many of the people who serve in these embassies are intelligence agents & members of the Revolutionary Guard.
By Israel Hayom Staff
Speaking to high school students in Dimona on Tuesday, Defense Minister Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon laid out his position on Iran.
Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon thinks Iran is trying to destroy Western culture – Photo: Dudi Vaaknin
“The Iranian regime is a radical Islamic-Shiite regime, whose goal is to defeat Western culture. This is not Iran against Israel. It’s Iran against Western culture,” he said. Continue Reading »
Report comes a just day after Egyptian president Morsi calls for Hezbollah to leave Syria immediately, & 2 days after UN Human Rights Council condemns all use of foreign fighters in Syrian civil war.
Iran has reportedly decided to send 4,000 troops from its Revolutionary Guard to Syria to aid President Bashar Assad’s forces, The Independent reported on Sunday.
IDF tanks amassing on the Golan Heights amid heightened tensions with Syria. – Photo: Gil Cohen–Magen
The Independent added that Islamic Republic had even proposed opening a “Syrian” front against Israel in the Golan Heights in order to ensure Assad’s reign continues. Continue Reading »
IDF believes Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Hezbollah’s patrons, was behind UAV launch which penetrated Israeli air space Thursday only to be downed by Israel Air Force.
By Yoav Zitun
Assessments that Iran is behind the launch of the unmanned drone into Israel airspace Thursday is gaining popularity among Israel’s senior military and political echelons.
Navy vessels search for wreckage near Haifa – Photo: Ido Erez
According to current assessments, the drone, which was downed by an IAF F-16 jet a few kilometers west of Haifa’s shore line, was sent by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, in contradiction to previous assessments that Hezbollah was behind the launch. Continue Reading »
Iranian news website reports the death of a General of the Revolutionary Guard, by ‘mercenaries of the Zionist regime’
By the Associated Press
An Iranian independent news website is reporting that a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has been killed in Lebanon.
The website, mashreghnews.ir, says General Hassan Shateri was killed by “mercenaries of the Zionist regime,” but provided no details about his death.
Shateri led Guard forces in Lebanon and oversaw Iranian-financed reconstruction projects there.
Iran is a close ally of Syria and the militant group called Hezbollah, which is a powerful player in Lebanon. Tehran provides political and military support to both. Continue Reading »
Iranian official says rebel leader’s vow to establish relations with Israel & the US, justifies Iran’s involvement.
The main reason behind Iran’s support for Syrian President Bashar Assad is to prevent the collapse of the rejectionist front against Israel, a senior aide to the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Religious Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said in a television interview that was broadcast on Sunday.
Iranian Revolutionary Guards personnel watch the launch of a Zelzal missile during maneuvers by the city of Qom, Iran. June 28, 2011.- Photo by AP
“If Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is toppled, the line of resistance in the face of Israel will be broken,” Ali Akbar Velayati told the Arab satellite channel Al-Mayadeen, which is operated by former Al Jazeera reporter Ghassan Ben Jeddo. Continue Reading »
A recent U.S. report indicates Iran has established intelligence stations in several areas in the Middle East, including Syria’s Golan Heights.
Iran has been establishing signals intelligence stations in several parts of the Middle East, including the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the U.S.-based World Tribune reports.
The Defense Department has indicated that one of the intelligence stations was established in the Golan Heights, close to Syria’s border with Israel, the report said.
The Pentagon’s counter-terrorist support office said the stations were established by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps together with Tehran’s leading ally, Syria, according to the World Tribune. Continue Reading »
Sudanese minister says 4 military planes appearing to approach from the east attacked Khartoum munitions plant
Officials in Jerusalem refuse to comment on Israel’s possible involvement.
Four military planes attacked an arms factory in Khartoum where there was a huge fire overnight, a Sudanese minister said on Wednesday, blaming Israel for the air strike.
Fire engulfs Yarmouk ammunition factory in Khartoum October 24, 2012. – Photo: Reuters
Sudan, which analysts say is used as an arms smuggling route to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip via neighboring Egypt, has blamed Israel for such strikes in the past but Israel has always either refused to comment or said it neither admitted nor denied involvement. Continue Reading »