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  • Masoud Dalvand 7:52 pm on 31 Jan 2019 Permalink | Reply
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    A report on Iran’s missile program; Ballistic missile tests under the name of the launch of a research satellite missile. 

    By Masoud Dalvand

    The Ballistic missile project, entitled “Payam Satellite”, launched on January 15, 2019, failed to locate the satellite in Earth’s orbit.

    Other countries in the world, including France, condemned the missile test as a violation of UNSC’s resolution 2231.

    “France recalls that the Iranian missile program (does) not conform with U.N. Security Council Resolution 2231,” Foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll told reporters in a daily briefing.


    Foreign ministry spokeswoman Agnes von der Muhll


    It was a scandal while the Mullah Rouhani(Iran regime’s president), in his speech at Gonbad-e-Kavous city, told a ridiculous story of the impending launch of the “Payam Satellite” by the regime to space.
    Mullah Rohani – January 14, 2019:
    “We are a country that will launch two satellites in the coming days, God willing. The “Payam satellite”which is built by our own. The satellite and he missile carrying the satellite is made by our own university, will pass 6 times on the top of our head on a day!”
    Following this claim, the State Department, in response to Rouhani’s announcement, said the Iranian regime should immediately refrain from carrying out nuclear-related missile activities, including missile tests. The missile program of this regime violates United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.

    According to the Iranian regime, the Mullahs continue to conduct ballistic missile tests for missile launchers to upgrade their missile program.
    Iranian Resistance Information also indicates that the launch of the “Payam Satellite Missile” launched on January 15, 2019, and the mid-range ballistic missile, before December 1, 2018, was confirmed by Khamenei and a high security decision of the regime.

    The launch of all “Shahab 3” missiles and similar missiles, “Sajjil” and “Ghadr” missiles, and satellites, all of which can carry nuclear warheads, can only be carried out with the approval of Khamenei.

    In this regard, Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouz Abadi, former head of the regime’s armed forces headquarters on November 13, 2016, admitted that “If Khamenei allowed us, the missile will be fire, If he does not allow us, the missiles will not be fired. if Khamenei decides, the missile will be launched”.
    It should be noted that the launch of all satellite missiles is carried out by the air force of the Revolutionary Guards(IRGC). The missiles in the IRGC Air-Space Agency were built by IRGC specialists and the Mullah’s regime is trying to pretend to be a so-called “scientific project” by putting civilians names.
    It is interesting to note that the reason for the establishment of the
    Air-Space Force of IRGC is the expansion of the regime’s missile activities as one of the strategic objectives of the regime to protect the regime and to pursue its interventionist goals in the countries of the region and elsewhere in the world.
    Remember that the Brigade Gen. of the Revolutionary Guard, Hassan Tehrani Moghadam, who was the highest missile specialist in the IRGC, on November 22, 2011, in a garrison of the Revolutionary Guards called “Moddarres” in the “Bidgane Mellard” District, south-eastern Tehran, due to the syndetic in the electric system of Missile warhead was killed.
    Our fellow countrymen in the east of Tehran heard it’s voice, and they must remember that the garrison parts were scattered around it for miles around.

    In the explosion, the Revolutionary Guard lost some of its highest experts in addition to Hassan Tehrani Moghadam.


    It is clear that conducting missile tests, with global condemnation and subsequent implications for the regime, is the overwhelming need of the Mullahs to survive and cover the weakness and fragility of the regime in the current critical situation and the risk of overthrowing the mullahs regime.

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  • Masoud Dalvand 7:15 pm on 7 Jun 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Three political crises in the Iranian regime and Khamenei’s response with three blank cartridge bullets 

    Three political crises in the Iranian regime and Khamenei's response with three blank cartridge bullets

    By Masoud Dalvand

    Multi shot with blank cartridge bullets on the anniversary of Khomeini’s death!

    Khamenei went to Qom to commemorate the anniversary of Khomeini’s death, pointing out a number of key issues of the regime that the mullahs are confronted with, in a very brief speech referring to various issues.

    Khamenei paid three issues;

    First, the continuation of the uprising and protest movements that are happening every day throughout the country and becoming more and more day after day.

    Secondly, the issue of Iran deal and anger and dissatisfaction with the situation that Khamenei has tried in this regard, in light of his own situation, to exonerate himself and to blame “mullah Rouhani” and his gang.

     

     

     

     

    Third, the issue of the missile program and the regional interference of the mullahs, which these days, under the international pressure, smells of the region’s evacuation from the regime more than ever!

    In fact, these three issues are the most serious problems of the regime at the moment, and the success or failure of the regime depends on the answers that must be given to three issues.

    The uprising and protests of the people

    Regarding the uprising and protests, Khamenei’s words remained the same as the absurdity of all the dictators who repeatedly repeat it and, by imposing protesting people and basically every protest movement outside the borders, try to denying the national identity of the protests and protesters and say that it’s illegitimate, of course in the political culture of the mullahs by putting off a terrorist label to any protest movement!

    At the same time, the mullahs are trying to prevent the movement of people’s protest movements from being violent (which is the natural reaction of the people to government repression), in any case.

    In this speech, Khamenei, referring to the MEK and It’s role in recent popular movements, said that:

    “We know that they are sitting and planning! »

    Khamenei, unable to suppress the uprising of the people and unable to solve the problems of the country, only repeats the same previous exhortation, saying that there are a handful of small and few people coming from other cities and provoking people.

    Khamenei, of course, did not mention why, in this country, every simple protest of a guild immediately turns into a political and security crisis, and a political slogan directly pointing to the regime’s head. And thus, he left the first important point in his speech without any determine of issues, and went with the same slogans and shotted to the next goal.

     

    The reality of the resumption of the nuclear activities of the regime

     The next point that Khamenei said in his speech on the occasion of the anniversary of Khomeini’s death was the issuance of a decree on the resumption of the nuclear activities of the regime.

    Khamenei ordered the preparation to prepare for the 190,000 units at nuclear facilities, and to prepare and even extend the requirements for using centrifuges.

    Khamenei seems to be real shotgun, but with care in the words he chose and his clear indications that we are moving “within the framework” of the Iran deal, it was his second shot with blank cartridge bullet in that speech.

    In that speech, Khamenei immediately added and emphasized, fearing that he would be denied this as a violation of Iran deal.

    “Of course within the framework of Iran deal!”

    But the problem is that, even if the regime so chooses, it will not actually be able to resume enrichment in the dimensions before the Iran deal, as the mullahs destroyed their centrifuges at the beginning of the deal, and if they were to be repaired tomorrow It takes many years to reach the previous level, regardless of whether their own confessions are possible. Therefore, Khamenei’s words in this section were merely a shamrock of the internal use, and for giving morale to his frightened and defeated forces, and nothing more than a blank cartridge bullet firing!

    Maneuver with missile power and regional hegemony!

    Khamenei’s third point was about the regime’s missile power, which said:

    “We shoot 10 missiles against each missile that fires us!”

    As you can see, Khamenei, in the words about the missile, only wants to say the word “missile” and repeat it, not saying that he has not mentioned anything. But in this statement, there is no reference to the type of missile! Because the fights are basically long-range ballistic missiles, not every missile! Khamenei also tried to make a gesture of power and not more!

    Khamenei said:

    “Anyone who fires us a missile, we …”! he didn’t say, where? and who or witch country or the president! wants to fire missile to its regime?

    But with all this, and again in the same hollow gesture of power, it was recalled that it would not be possible for the same hollow speech to cause trouble, because he immediately pointed out that:

    “We do not take excitement and sentiment in the face of the violence of enemies, we do not care about the margins we create for us, and we will not enter the margins!”

    Every observer and every listener, hearing these words, quickly find out how much Khamenei is watching and strives to not speak the excuse! Give the opponent a hand!

    Khamenei spoke only about the regional gestures and spelled out words such as justice and defense of the Palestinian people and resistance, and what he did about Syria and Yemen and what he wanted to do. He did not say anything! While in these areas it’s is talking about the retreat of the regime. Khomeini tried to be somehow innocent! Show off and so, here, too, shot an else blank cartridge bullet!

     Khamenei’s only war bullet firing

     Khamenei, in course of this speech and after all his firing, launched a war warning on the mullahs regime’s president, Rouhani and launched a new round of gang battles and factional wars, blaming all his atomic failures on the head of the Rouhani. And implicitly blamed him as “only the culprit ” in Iran deal.

    The reason for this is also quite clear. Khamenei must find someone who is responsible for the failure of Iran deal and more than $ 100 billion in costs and its consequences in the region.

    But what is clear is that, of course, Rouhani and his gang will not remain silent, they will not leave Khamenei and his gang, and they will throw themselves under the water!

     

     

    But why did Khamenei do that? While he knows well, deepening the gap at the head of his rule will have serious social consequences!

    The answer is clear, Khamenei is well aware that he cannot do anything but he forced to shot again because of all the disasters he has made, and in any case, he must shoot somewhere and someone! Cheaper than Rouhani?! Unaware of the fact that this policy is more dangerous than any alternative due to the internal situation, and will increase the dichotomy at the top of the rule, and a more open field for popular movements in these gaps will be created!

    The fact that right up to now it is turned on and will become even clearer.

     

     

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 6:13 pm on 1 Apr 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    Analysis: The isolation ring become tighter around the Mullahs regime 

    The isolation ring become tighter around the Mullahs regime

    The news and developments of these days indicate the tightening of the isolation ring of the Mullahs regime in the international arena.

    While the regime was hoping to Europe for escape the fate of US deadline on nuclear deal, Europe was on the path to aligning America’s policy with a voluntary response to Donald Trump’s call for coordination in six areas to force the regime moves to change.

    In this case, state media from both gangs of regime in Iran almost every day write about talks between US and EU about Iran Deal and expanding to other deals in relation of missile projects and Iran meddling in the region.

    Meanwhile on March 29, France’s Radio quoted by the Foreign Minister, Jean-Yves Ludrian, accused Iran of supplying weapons to Yemen’s Houthi militia. This position took place following the firing of seven Houthi rockets to Saudi Arabia, and displayed pieces of these missiles by Saudi officials.

    • Wednesday, March 28, “Reuters” wrote quoted by diplomatic sources that representatives of EU member states at a meeting have discussed new missile sanctions against Iran. So the report, EU members are trying to finalize these sanctions until the April 16 meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Union. Meanwhile, the representative of Italy at the Brussels meeting announced that such sanctions are not enough to persuade Tramp to stay in Iran Deal. Italy and one other two countries believe that in order to persuade Tramp, they must apply more severe sanctions against the regime!

    Well, such news is still on the rise. The first question to start the discussion is what do we think about these news and events, and what are the reasons for this?

    As reported in the introduction to the article, these reports indicate a tightening of the isolation ring of the regime. The change and developments in the US foreign policy team, which is clearly indicative of a sharpening of US policy toward Iran, shows the same. Many diplomatic trips and diplomatic visits are taking place in these days. Including the visit of the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia to the United States, which, according to political observers, is the main theme of his apparent confrontation with the Mullahs regime and threats to the security of the region by the regime.

    The news, which is, of course, only part of the mass of developments available, continues to be added. On the contrary, the regime has begun a series of measures in its foreign relations. Rouhani‘s visit to Central Asia and efforts to strengthen economic relations with the northern neighbors, the visit of Kamal Kharrazi to Pakistan, the Zarif visit to the Balkans and the trip of the Foreign Minister of Oman to Iran are another aspect of this boiling space of foreign policy.

    There are other developments that are bad for the regime, like North Korea’s recent stance, which seems to want a deal with the United States and the West, which means that the United States and the international community are concentrating more on the regime.

    It is easy to see that as soon as we reach the end of the deadline of the United States (May 12th), these developments are accelerating, and the isolation ring gets tighter over the regime. The Mullahs regime has counted Europe on the issue of nuclear deal against the US government, but is clearly EU is beside of US, and it is itself setting up and adopting new sanctions against the regime, independent of the United States. The goal is to push the regime to stop its missile and terrorist interference in the region and withdraw its forces from Syria and …. By that time, the pressure on the regime will increase, the sanctions will increase, and everyone in this direction will tell the regime that there is no other way than to drink poisonous cups for a missile and a regional project and of course, the Human Rights poisonous cup will also be coming after that.

    The regime is also trying with all its power to refrain from drinking these poisonous cups. Because, according to Khamenei’s own words, this process is endless and ultimately leads to the negation of the regime of Velayat-e faqih. So we see that missile strikes continue to lead Saudi Arabia, which, of course, has different interpretations; an interpretation is that these gestures of demonstrative power indicate the regime’s decision to stand against the pressures of international community, and another interpretation of this is smoke and camouflage for a retreat. Because at the same time, we see a Zarif and Rouhani plea for negotiating with Saudi Arabia.

    However, there are two more ways ahead of the regime, and the regime has no other option. Either surrender and missile, regional interference, or stand up to the international community and accept its deadly consequences.

    Which is difficult to say which one is the most dangerous and deadly for the regime. It is important that the other regime, such as the nuclear deal, cannot make decisions and choices, and should be assigned in the coming days.

     
    • wizzymedpower 1:48 am on 2 Apr 2018 Permalink

      thanks Dalvand for your update from Iran… Our prayer is that the Nation of Iran shall experience freedom as the scripture says: “For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea” The Iranians nation shall be cover with the knowledge of God in Jesus Name.. Amen

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    • Masoud Dalvand 7:30 am on 2 Apr 2018 Permalink

      Amen, and thank you so much dear Israel.

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  • Masoud Dalvand 10:03 am on 28 Feb 2018 Permalink | Reply
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    “Surprising” or Deadly Coercion?! 

    Poisonous cup of missile and regional wars for Iran regime

    By Masoud Dalvand

    On February 27, the so-called hardliner gang media, worrying about the next-poisonous cups which the regime should drink, wrote: “History tells us that the high secrecy about talks is a prelude to surprise (regime)!” (Mehdi Mohammadi, member of Jalili negotiator team February 27)

    But why surprise? Is it not clear that Khamenei is in the process of all the negotiations of the regime?!

    Yes, Khamenei himself has repeatedly said that he is in the process of discussions; therefore, what is for Khamenei and Rouhani in the landscape, is not “surprising”, but a pressure that has forced them to go to the next negotiations. However, “there is not any signal from the Rouhani government”, and finally, this situation is nothing more than coming to the next May and they will say that “we had no choice except to accept their terms”! (Mehdi Mohammadi-February 27)

    nuclear poison cup

    Cartoon from “Badban بادبان” about drinking of poisonous cup of nuclear deal by Khamenei

    The reason for this coercion is nothing but the weakness and fragility of the entire regime in the balance of power. The regime, which at the moment is involved with deadly crises such as, regional wars, economic bankruptcy, the gangs conflict and, most importantly, the Iranian people’s uprising, is so weary that it only has to accept the forced conditions of the opposite side.

    It is not unreasonable that the French Foreign Minister, on the eve of the visit of his country’s president to Tehran, humiliates the regime and said:

    “Iran’s missile ambition is very worrying!” (February 27),

    And New York Times writes: “European diplomats say about the terms of an agreement There is consensus on the plan for ballistic missiles and unrestricted inspections of Iran’s military bases (February 27).

    Yes, this situation is a regime that is at a slump, falling under the deadly crises every day, until the people and the Iranian Resistance take the deadly blow to it and be destroyed forever.

     

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 11:53 am on 21 Dec 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    US New Iran Policy 

    NCRI Staff

    NCRI – Following the release of the National Security Strategy, the U.S. is putting the Iranian Regime in its crosshairs for its support of extremism in the Middle East.

    The Donald Trump administration has made it increasingly clear that Iranian regime’s destructive policies will no longer be overlooked by the US and it is now putting their words into action.

    Terrorism

    The US has long considered Iran the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism but now that the threat posed by ISIS is waning, the West can finally deal with the ‘godfather’ of Islamic terrorism directly.

    Just last week, Nikki Haley, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, explained that the Iranian Regime has supplied ballistic weapons to the Houthis in Yemen in order to attack Saudi Arabia and destabilise the region.

    She said: “We are not just focused on the nuclear programme. We’re also taking a hard look at Iran’s ballistic missile program, its arms exports, and its support for terrorists, proxy fighters and dictators.”

    She explained how the Iranian Regime is essentially the facilitator of malign activities across the Arab world.

    She said: “It’s hard to find a terrorist group in the Middle East that does not have Iran’s fingerprints all over it.[This regime is] fanning the flames” of conflict.”

    Meddling

    It is well known that the Iranian Regime is constantly meddling in the affairs of neighbouring states- like Iraq, Syria, and Yemen- and using their destabilisation to its advantage.

    Douglas Silliman, the US Ambassador to Iraq, said: “Iran simply does not respect the sovereignty of its neighbours.”

    Iraq is now seeking to distance itself from Iran and establish stronger ties with Riyadh and Amman, but the problem is still prominent in other Middle Eastern countries, which could mean a US intervention is necessary.

    There are currently over 2,000 American troops stationed in Syria to fight ISIS and US Defense Secretary James Mattis has indicated that they will remain there for the time being to deter other Iranian proxies from making tracks in the country.

    Reaction

    Some have accused the Trump administration of setting the stage for all-out war with Iran rather than attempting diplomatic measures but diplomatic measures aren’t working.

    Human rights activist Heshmat Alavi wrote on Al Arabiya: “[The accusers’] intentions are far from preventing the US from entering a new war, but to protect Tehran from any strong measures, including international sanctions that target the regime and actually benefit the people by weakening the ruling system.”

    Alavi is by no means calling for war with Iran- he cites that with the level of unprecedented infighting between Iran factions, drop in revenue for the country, and international sanctions, war will not be necessary to bring down the Regime. He advises decisive action- like crippling sanctions- to strike a death blow to the Regime.

    This is also the position of the Iranian opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), who first revealed Iran’s clandestine nuclear programme.

    The NCRI advises:

    • Imposing wide-ranging sanctions on Iran and their Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and removing access to the global banking system

    • Evicting the IRGC and its proxy militias from Iraq, Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and Afghanistan

    • Preventing the transfer of weaponry and troops from Iran to these countries

    • Referring the Iranian Regime to the International Criminal Court for its human rights violations- especially the 1988 massacre of 30,000 political prisoners- and holding those responsible to account

    • Imposing previous UN Security Council resolutions covering Iran’s nuclear weapons program, banning uranium enrichment, and launching unconditional inspections into the regime’s military and non-military sites

     
  • Masoud Dalvand 8:35 pm on 12 Jul 2017 Permalink | Reply
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    Iran Raises the Stakes 

    Tehran’s expanding military capacity warrants a firm response from the Trump administration.

    By Lawrence J. Haas

    July 11, 2017


    With America’s global attention largely focused elsewhere, Iran continues to expand its military capabilities — legally and otherwise — forcing the question of what Washington and its regional allies plan to do about it.

    Iran’s military expansionism of late encompasses a host of activities: pursuing illegal means to expand its nuclear and ballistic missile technology and expertise; continuing to test its longer range and increasingly sophisticated ballistic missile; and building underground facilities in Lebanon to manufacture missiles and other weapons for its most powerful terrorist client Hezbollah.

    This expansionism is boosting the capacity of Iran, a Shiite nation, to threaten Israel and the region’s U.S.-backed Sunni states — most notably Saudi Arabia — raising the stakes for a U.S. administration that has wisely discarded President Barack Obama’s efforts at U.S.-Iranian rapprochement but not yet enunciated a comprehensive alternative.

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson recently articulated the broad elements of a strategy: “Our policy towards Iran,” he told the House Foreign Affairs Committee in response to a question, “is to push back on [its regional] hegemony, contain their ability to develop, obviously, nuclear weapons and to work towards support of those elements inside of Iran that would lead to a peaceful transition of that government.”

    The question now is whether Tillerson was speaking for an administration that agrees on those elements and, if so, whether it is serious enough to put the building blocks of a comprehensive strategy in place — e.g., a close monitoring of Iranian compliance with the 2015 global nuclear agreement; greater U.S. economic sanctions in response to both Iran’s violations as well as its continuing terror-related efforts; closer U.S. military cooperation with its regional allies to counter Iran’s hegemonic ambitions; and a serious effort to engage with an Iranian populace that, to a great extent, finds the regime repugnant and yearns for more freedom and democracy.

    In three recent reports, German intelligence and other authorities have revealed that Tehran is working to illegally acquire technology and expertise to advance both its nuclear and ballistic missile programs. The reports revealed, for instance, that three German citizens were charged in connection with “the deliveries of 51 special valves to an Iranian company” that Iran could use for its Arak heavy water reactor — a reactor that can develop plutonium for nuclear weapons and that Iran was supposed to dismantle under the nuclear agreement. They also revealed that Iran was seeking the “products and scientific know-how” to develop “weapons of mass destruction as well [as] missile technology.”

    Meanwhile, Tehran dismissed Friday’s call by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon that it stop its ballistic missile testing that he said violates the spirit of the nuclear agreement. That’s because Iran is testing missiles that could carry a nuclear warhead, reinforcing concerns that — despite its statements to the contrary — it plans to pursue nuclear weapons either by violating the agreement or waiting until it expires over the next decade or so.

    While continuing to test missiles of increasing range and sophistication, Tehran also revealed recently that it is building a third underground ballistic missile production facilityto further its program.

    Along with manufacturing weapons for its own use, Tehran is also building facilities in Lebanon to make weapons in conjunction with Hezbollah, a key Iranian terrorist proxy that continues to threaten Israel from across its northern border. That move comes in response to Israeli bombing of weapons factories in Sudan and supply routes through Syria for Iranian rocket shipments to Hezbollah.

    From one factory in northern Lebanon, Iran is manufacturing the Fateh 110 missile that, with a range of about 190 miles, can threaten most of Israel. From another factory in southern Lebanon, it’s making smaller weapons. Hezbollah, which had about 15,000 fairly unsophisticated rockets when it went to war with Israel in 2006, now has an estimated 150,000 rockets of increasing range and accuracy.

    All told, Tehran’s expanding military capabilities present a growing threat to Washington’s allies in Jerusalem, Riyadh and elsewhere, raising the prospect that, at some point, an emboldened Iran or Hezbollah will launch a war or a defensive Israel will take pre-emptive military action to reduce the threats.

    Either way, an administration that never shared Obama’s naive notion of bribing Tehran into moderation with some $100 billion or more of sanctions relief under the nuclear agreement now needs to take the next step — to fashion a comprehensive strategy that confronts the odious regime while putting its moral authority behind the millions of Iranians who would like nothing more than to topple it.

    Lawrence J. Haas OPINION CONTRIBUTOR

    Lawrence J. Haas, a senior fellow at the American Foreign Policy Council, is the author of, most recently, “Harry and Arthur: Truman, Vandenberg, and the Partnership That Created the Free World.”

    Source: Iran Raises the Stakes

     
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