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Jun 13 2021

4th Moudge-Class Frigate To Enter Service With Iranian Navy

Support SouthFront Jamaran, lead ship of the Moudge-class. A 4th domestically-made Moudge-class frigate will enter service with the Islamic Republic of Iran Navy on June 14, according to a number of sources. The frigate will be named “Dena”. In a statement last November, Iran’s Defense Minister, Brig. Gen. Amir Hatami revealed that the new frigate will have better capabilities and equipment than its predecessors. Three Moudge-class frigates, Jamaran, Damavand and Sahand, are currently in service with Iran’s naval forces. The design of this class is based on the Alvand-class (Vosper Mk 5) light patrol frigates. Moudge-class frigates can be deployed …

Jun 11 2021

Iranian Warships Enter The Atlantic, Final Destination Still Unknown

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image The Iranian Navy’s new domestically built destroyer Sahand and the intelligence-gathering vessel Makran are sailing in the Atlantic Ocean. The US maintains that the ships are sailing towards Venezuela, while Tehran hasn’t confirmed its final destination. Iranian state TV released a short clip of the destroyer cruising through the Atlantic’s seas. The video likely was shot from the Makran, a converted commercial oil tanker with a mobile launch platform for helicopters. The vessels departed in May from Iran’s southern port of Bandar Abbas, said Adm. Habibollah Sayyari, Iran’s deputy army chief. He described …

Jun 10 2021

Iranian Navy Ships in the Atlantic Ocean + video and images

According to Admiral Habibollah Sayari, Deputy Coordinator of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran, this fleet consists of the Makran Forward Base Ship and the Sahand frigate. And the ships started their journey from the shores of Bandar Abbas on May 10, and entered the Atlantic Ocean after traveling 12,000 kilometers. Referring to the strategic consideration of the navy by the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Amir Sayari said: “Presence in open waters, development of maritime diplomacy and presence in the Gulf of Aden to ensure the security of the country’s transportation lines against terrorism …

Jun 9 2021

Israel Defense Forces Strike Syria, As Netanyahu Struggles To Remain

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : Monero (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrHmMzgSrhHEqpDYKBe5B2ufNsLBTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54sBITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348vOR CONTACT US : [email protected] Israel’s political situation is proving quite precarious for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As a result, he’s struggling to prove that he’s required at the lead, since Tel Aviv’s enemies will allegedly flourish if Netanyahu is not there. Late on June 8th, Israel Defense Forces (IDF) struck various targets in southern and central Syria. According to Syrian media, air …

Jun 9 2021

General Qaani entered Iraq

During the visit, General Qaani will meet with Iraqi political, military and government officials to discuss recent issues in the country. According to Iranian diplomatic officials in Iraq, General Qaani’s previous visits to Iraq took place on December 7 and 8, 2020, and the focus of those visits was to consult with Iraqi officials, resolve issues and tensions between different Iraqi currents. Qaani: The Zionist regime must think about leaving Palestine! FORUM

Jun 9 2021

US top general remarks regarding Iran’s drone prowess

General McKenzie said in a briefing session with House Armed Services Committee: “Iran’s widespread use of small and medium-sized drones for surveillance and aggression means that, for the first time since the Korean War, we are not operating with complete air superiority, and Iran has used drones to destroy American full air superiority.” – While indirect negotiation between Iran and USA is happening in Vienna, Iran is a daily threat for US and its allies in west of Asia. – Iran backed Houthis in Yemen (AnsarAllah) attacked military, infrastructure and civilian targets in Saudi Arabia 150 times using drone and …

Jun 8 2021

Blazes In Iran As Hopes For Nuclear Deal Rescue Flicker

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : Monero (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrHmMzgSrhHEqpDYKBe5B2ufNsLBTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54sBITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348vOR CONTACT US : [email protected] In Iran, the beginning of June has been marked by a “pandemic” of fires in various locations. On June 6th and 7th, two separate fires took place in the Islamic republic, with one happening near Tehran and the second in the central Kerman province. The first fire took place in the city of Zarand in Kerman, at a …

Jun 7 2021

Large Fire Erupted At Iranian Soft Drink Factory Near Tehran (Video)

Support SouthFront Screen grab from AVA Today video. On June 7, a massive fire broke out in the Behnoush soft drink factory which is located to the west of the Iranian capital Tehran. “A few minutes ago, the incident was notified through the telephone network, and agents from several fire stations were immediately dispatched to the scene,” Jalal Maleki, spokesman for the Tehran Municipality Fire and Safety Services, told official Islamic Republic News Agency. Later, the spokesman told the Iranian Students News Agency that the fire started in an open-air storage area where flammable materials were stored. No casuliteis were …

Jun 7 2021

A Fiery Coincidence: Steel Plant Catches Fire After Explosion In Southern Iran

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 6th, a fire broke out at a steel factory in the Iranian city of Zarand in the central Kerman province. The accident reportedly occurred due to the spillage of molten material, Fars news agency quoted Ali Sadeghzadeh, governor of Zarand. بعد از ناو خارک و پالایشگاه تهران، کارخانه فولاد زرند آرام گرفت. pic.twitter.com/ApmqSkTyjP — Hamed Mohammadi (@HaamedMohammadi) June 5, 2021 “A sudden overflow of molten material in the blast furnace caused a fire and smoke, and there was no explosion at the furnace site or other parts of the plant,” Sadeqzadeh …

Jun 5 2021

Video Shows Moment Of Explosion At Tondguyan Refinery In Iran

Support SouthFront A screenshot from the video On June 2, a huge fire broke out at Tondguyan Refinery – an oil refinery in the southern part of the Iranian capital Tehran. According to Iranian media, the incident led to the temporary suspension of operations at the facility, but there were no casualties. The official version of Iranian authorities regarding the incident is that it was caused by “a leak at a liquid gas pipeline at the facility” that “sparked the fire”. Shaker Khafaii, head of the Tehran Oil Refining Co, which operates the refinery, ruled out the possibility of sabotage. …

Jun 4 2021

Iranian Military Advisor Among 14 Killed In New Attacks By ISIS Cells In Central Syria

Support SouthFront Illustrative image. ISIS cells in Syria’s central region have carried out three new attacks against government forces and their allies in Homs and Deir Ezzor.  On June 3, ISIS terrorists ambushed an Iranian military advisor on the Homs-Deir Ezzor highway. According to Iranian sources, the advisor, Hassan Abdullahzadeh, was killed in the ambush along with his guard Mohsen Abbasi. 2 #IRGC militia members, Hassan Abdullahzadeh and Mohsen Abbasi were killed by #ISIS/#Daesh militants ambush on the #DeirEzzor #Tadmur road #Syria pic.twitter.com/DrdBouY8RN — Islamic World Update (@islamicworldupd) June 4, 2021 The terrorists didn’t stop there. Early on June 4, …

Jun 4 2021

Two Iranian Ships, One Loaded With Fast Missile Craft Sailing Toward The Atlantic

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Two Iranian navy ships heading to the Americas are expected to soon enter the Atlantic Ocean, posing an alleged problem for the Biden Administration, according to a report by Politico on June 2nd. Days earlier, the outlet reported that the US was surveilling the Makran, an oil tanker turned staging base, and an Iranian navy frigate believed to be headed for Venezuela. H.I. Sutton and others reported that based on satellite imagery, the Makran has seven high-speed missile-attack craft strapped to its deck. According to imagery provided to USNI News by Maxar, the …

Jun 3 2021

Summer Comes With A Blaze In Iran

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : Monero (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrHmMzgSrhHEqpDYKBe5B2ufNsLBTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54sBITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348vOR CONTACT US : [email protected] A series of unfortunate incidents is taking place in Iran in the first days of June. On June 2nd, a massive fire broke out at the Tondguyan refinery which is located in the southern outskirts of the Iranian capital ,Tehran. According to the Iranian media, ambulances and firefighters were quickly dispatched to the oil refinery, where all operations …

Jun 2 2021

Massive Fire Broke Out At Tehran Oil Refinery (Videos)

Support SouthFront Screen grab from one of the fire videos (https://youtu.be/VTTw9v7EHE8) On June 2, a massive fire broke out at the Tondguyan refinery which is located in the southern outskirts of the Iranian capital Tehran. According to the Iranian media, ambulances and firefighters were quickly dispatched to the oil refinery, where all operations were ceased. So far, no casualties have been reported. [embedded content] [embedded content] [embedded content] Mansour Darajati, head of Tehran’s crisis management organization, told state TV that a leak at a liquid gas pipeline at the facility sparked the fire. Darajati added that an investigation into the …

Jun 2 2021

Iranian Khark logistic vessel drowned in Persian Gulf + Video

The naval training support vessel, which had set sail for a training mission in the high seas a few days earlier, caught fire on Tuesday near the port of Jask, but all the crew disembarked safely and were taken ashore. The cause of the Khark ship fire was announced a technical defect in the boiler, which despite more than 20 hours of rescue efforts, was unsuccessful and eventually the ship sank in the shallow waters of Jask port. The “Khark” logistic vessel belonged to the Navy of the Army of the Islamic Republic of Iran, which was built by the …

Jun 2 2021

U.S. Sold 2M Barrels Of Seized Iranian Crude Oil Immediately After Taking It In February

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image In February 2021, the US seized the MT Achilleas, a Liberia-flagged ship, operated by a Greek company, loaded to the brim with Iranian crude oil. By March it had already sold the oil. The Achilleas’ Greek owner, Capital Ship Management Corp., alerted U.S. authorities to the possibility it had unknowingly taken on Iranian crude, after initially believing it came from Iraq. The vessel was fully loaded and can carry more than 2 million barrels, according to shipping documents. The U.S. government brought the Achilleas to Houston, Texas, where it sold the just over …

Jun 2 2021

Iranian Navy’s Largest Ship Catches Fire, Sinks In Gulf Of Oman

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 2nd, the Iranian Navy’s largest ship caught fire and subsequently sank in the Gulf of Oman. The circumstances surrounding the incident are largely unclear. The Fars and Tasnim news agencies said efforts failed to save the support ship Kharg, named after the island that serves as the main oil terminal for Iran. The fire on the ship began after midnight and firefighters attempted to contain it, but ultimately failed. The vessel sank near the Iranian port of Jask, some 1,270 kilometers southeast of Tehran on the Gulf of Oman near the …

Jun 1 2021

Qaani: The Zionist regime must think about leaving Palestine!

– In the first three days of the Palestinian war with the Zionist regime, we fired as many missiles at the occupied territories as the entire 22-day war. This is the power of the Resistance Front. – More than 3,000 missiles fired by the resistance into the occupied territories were produced in the same geographic area. – We saw how Gaza, despite being under sanctions for 15 years, bravely defends all Palestinian lands. – From now on, the message of the resistance to the Palestinian children is that your plans must be for the administration of the whole of Palestine, …

Jun 1 2021

Two Military Pilots Killed In Accident With F-5 Fighter Jet In Iran

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Two pilots of the Iranian Air Force were killed as a result of a “technical problem” on the F-5 fighter jet on June 1, state broadcaster IRIB reported. According to some Iranian media, the plane was on the ground and the crew were preparing for takeoff, when the ejection device turned on. The incident happened at an air base near the city of Dezful, in the southwest of Iran. A report, citing an informed source, identified the pilots as Kianoush Basati and Hossein Nami, without providing their rank. An investigation is underway as to what had …

May 31 2021

Nuclear Bone Of Contention For Iran And Iraqi Militia Groups

Support SouthFront The disobedience of Iranian proxies in Iraq is crossing the line, pushing Iranian generals to resign out of a sense of incapacity. According to recent reports, Iranian general Haider al-Afghani has addressed Al-Quds special unit General Esmail Kaani, asking for a transfer. General al-Afghani is the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s officer in charge of Iraqi armed groups. Claiming that Iran-backed paramilitaries ignore Tehran’s orders, he submitted a request to transfer his services out of Iraq. General al-Afghani was the first to openly claim discontent with Iraqi groups. Many of his mates from the IRGC reportedly share this opinion, but …

May 29 2021

Rockets Fired From Gaza During Last Battle Were Palestinian-Made: Iran’s Quds Force Commander

Support SouthFront Hamas rocket unit. Illustrative image. On May 29, Brig. Gen. Esmail Qaani, commander of Iran’s Quds Force, praised the military performance of Palestinian factions during the recent battle in the Gaza Strip. The battle broke out on May 10 when Palestinian factions launched a barrage of rockets from Gaza at Jerusalem. The Israeli military responded with a military operation that ended on May 21 with a ceasefire brokered by Egypt. According to the Fars News Agency, the Iranian commander said that Israel should think of an imminent delivery of rule over the Occupied Lands to the Palestinians. “Many …

May 28 2021

With Gaza On Hiatus, Israel Seeks New Sites for Military Operations

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : Monero (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrHmMzgSrhHEqpDYKBe5B2ufNsLBTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54sBITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348vOR CONTACT US : [email protected] Just days after the end of the heavy bombardment of the Gaza Strip, Israel is looking for its next operation. On May 27, the Israeli military dropped leaflets with photos of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) officers and commanders of Lebanon’s Hezbollah over the southern Syrian governorate of al-Quneitra Brig. Gen. Hussein Hammouch, the commander of the 1st Corps’ …

May 28 2021

Iran congratulates Syria on successful presidential election

Tehran, SANA- Iran congratulated the people and government of Syria on successful the presidential election and the election of Bashar al-Assad as President of the Syrian Arab Republic. ” Holding the presidential election successfully and the Syrian people high turnout is an important step in establishing stability, reconstruction and prosperity in Syria,” IRNA quoted the Iranian Foreign Ministry as saying in a statement on Friday. The Ministry added that Iran respects the decision of the Syrian people and support their right in determining the future of their country without any external interference and congratulates President al-Assad for his decisive winning …

May 27 2021

Recent Drone Strikes Did Not Stop Iranian Weapons Shipments To Syria

Support SouthFront Iranian-backed forces massing around Deir Ezzor city On May 27, an Iranian weapons shipment arrived in the eastern Syrian governorate of Deir Ezzor coming from Iraq, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). The London-based monitoring group said that the new weapons shipment was escorted by units from the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Units and Iranian-backed factions in the Syrian government-held part of Deir Ezzor. The shipment included “short-range” rockets, machine guns as well as ammunition. Such traditional weapons are usually used in operations against ISIS cells in southern and western Deir Ezzor. “The shipment was divided …

May 27 2021

Tehran: Unilateral coercive measures imposed on Syria irresponsible and unethical

New York, SANA- Iran renewed its demand to lift the western unilateral coercive measures imposed on Syria which have increased the suffering of the Syrian people and to withdraw the occupation forces from its lands and stop supporting terrorism in it. During a UN Security Council’s session held via video on Wednesday, Iran’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ambassador Majid Takht Ravanchi pointed out that the Unilateral coercive measures imposed on the Syrian people are “irresponsible and unethical”. The Iranian diplomat expressed his country’s condemnation to using food and medicine as a weapon, asserting that the Security Council should focus on measures …

May 27 2021

Iran: ‘Separe Aseman 1400’ electronic warfare joint exercise + Video

The ‘Sky Shield 1400’ exercise, which is one of the most practical joint electronic warfare exercises of the Iranian Army in recent years, was held in a large area in the south of the country with the Rapid Reaction Units and Electronic Warfare Systems of the Army Ground, Air Defense, and Naval Forces Offensive and defensive tactics were used in the forest area. Parts of this military drill included detecting, intelligence surveillance, infiltrating and disrupting the operation of enemy aircraft by performing more than one hundred operations in the field of electronic warfare, countering cyber attacks and protecting radar and …

May 25 2021

Iran Kicks Off Large-Scale Electronic Warfare And Air Defense Exercise

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On May 25th, the Iranian Army kicked off a large-scale military drill to practice electronic warfare tactics, this drill on electronic warfare is dubbed ‘Separ-e-Aseman 1400’ (Sky Shield 1400). According to a statement, this joint drill is being held by the strategic electronic warfare forces of the four forces of the Army and covers large areas of Iran. Rapid response and electronic warfare units of the Army’s Ground Force, Air Force, Navy and Air Defense are participating in the joint aerial maneuvers, codenamed Sky Shield 1400, whose headquarters will be located in Iran’s …

May 24 2021

Temporary Technical Agreement On Monitoring At Iranian Nuclear Facilities Prolonged

Support SouthFront Illustrative image The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran have agreed to extend a temporary technical agreement on monitoring at the Iranian nuclear facilities until June 24, according to IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi. A three-month monitoring deal between Tehran and the UN‘s International Atomic Energy Agency  expired on May 23. As a result of talks held by Rafael Grossi with the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi, the parties managed to agree on the extension of the agreement for a month. “We were able to agree on a couple of …

May 24 2021

Drone Wars: Middle East Edition

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : Monero (XMR): 49HqitRzdnhYjgTEAhgGpCfsjdTeMbUTU6cyR4JV1R7k2Eej9rGT8JpFiYDa4tZM6RZiFrHmMzgSrhHEqpDYKBe5B2ufNsLBTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54sBITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348vOR CONTACT US : [email protected] Iran, if Israel is concerned, is busy producing nuclear weapons, conventional weapons, drones and little else. On May 23rd, nine people were wounded in an explosion at a factory in the city of Shahin Shahr in the central Iranian province of Isfahan. According to Iranian state media, the factory produces industrial and commercial explosive materials, including fireworks and …

May 24 2021

Iran’s Inspection Deal With Internatoinal Atomic Agency Expired

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image The speaker of Iran’s parliament said a three-month monitoring deal between Tehran and the UN‘s International Atomic Energy Agency has expired. As a result, its access to images from inside some Iranian nuclear sites would cease. “From May 22 and with the end of the three-month agreement, the (IAEA) agency will have no access to data collected by cameras inside the nuclear facilities agreed under the agreement,” state TV quoted parliament speaker Mohammad Baqer Ghalibaf as saying. The International Atomic Energy Agency and Tehran struck the three-month monitoring agreement in February to cushion …

May 23 2021

Blast At Alleged Drone Factory In Iran Injured Nine People

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Early on May 23, nine people were wounded in an explosion at a chemical and fireworks factory in the city of Shahin Shahr in the central Iranian province of Isfahan, according to the Iranian media. “The reason for the explosion at the Sepahan Nargostar chemical industry is under investigation while nine injured people have been transferred to hospital,” the Mehr News Agency quoted Abbas Abedi, a spokesman for Isfahan medical emergency center, as saying. According to the Islamic Republic News Agency, the factory produces industrial and commercial explosive materials, including fireworks and gunpowder, as well as …

May 23 2021

Video: Gaza reconnaissance combat drone

According to the published images, it seems that the Gaza drone uses the Rotary Bomb Launcher mechanism under its fuselage, which can carry up to 5 bombs. This is the first Iranian drone to use this mechanism. 8 bombs are also installed under the wings and in total this drone is capable of carrying 13 bombs. Iran’s IRGC unveils new reconnaissance combat drone ‘Gaza’ + Images and video FORUM

May 21 2021

Video: Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad thanked Iran and the axis of resistance

Abu Hamza, spokesman for the Saraya Al-Quds Forces: “We are very grateful for the important role of the Islamic Republic of Iran and all the forces of the resistance who supported us with weapons, equipment and information and were a real supporter in strengthening the material and technical capabilities of the resistance. And I tell them that you are our partner in victory and, God willing, we will soon enter Al-Aqsa Mosque together victoriously.” Also Ismail Haniyeh, head of the political bureau of Hamas, in his speech today on the occasion of the victory of the Palestinian resistance in the …

May 21 2021

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Unveiled New ‘Gaza’ Drone, ‘9-Day’ Air-Defense System & ‘Quds’ Radar (Photos, Video)

Support SouthFront 9-Day air-defense system, screen grab from youtu.be/BhYJxRrhzjM On May 21, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) unveiled a new combat drone, air-defense system and a radar. The weapon systems were presented during a ceremony that was attended by IRGC Commander-in-Chief Major General Hossein Salami and the commander of the guards’ Aerospace Force Major General Amir Ali Hajizadeh. [embedded content]Gaza Combat Drone The new drone, named in honor of the Israeli-besieged Palestinian enclave, is a large combat and reconnaissance platform with a design similar to that of Shahed-129. Gaza can carry up to 13 mentions to more than …

May 21 2021

Iran’s IRGC unveils new reconnaissance combat drone ‘Gaza’ + Images and video

In this ceremony, which was held in the presence of Major General “Hossein Salami”, Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and General “Amir Ali Hajizadeh”, Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force, “Gaza” reconnaissance combat drone, “9 Dey” missile and “Quds” radar system Unveiled. Regarding the name of the Gaza drone, Major General Salami said, “We named this drone Gaza so that, God willing, it will be an eternal honor for those in Gaza who are resisting the Zionist aggression today.” The Gaza drone, capable of carrying 13 bombs and 500 kilograms of equipment, as well as 35 hours of …

May 12 2021

Iranian Foreign Minister Arrives In Damascus To Discuss West Bank Escalation

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On May 12th, Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif arrived in Damascus to meet and hold talks with Syrian authorities and exchange views on bilateral and regional issues, as well as to review the latest developments in Israel and its encroachment on Muslim shrines. FM Zarif will also meet with the leaders of Palestinian groups living in Syria and discuss the latest developments in the region. In a statement to journalist after his arrival, the Iranian Foreign Minister expressed happiness to be in Syria again and to meet the Syrian brothers, indicating that the …

May 11 2021

U.S. Coast Guard Warship Fires 30 Warning Shots At IRGC Speed Boats

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On May 10th, a US Coast Guard warship fired 30 warning shots at 13 Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) “fast boats” that reportedly approached it in the Strait of Hormuz. Pentagon spokesperson John Kirby said that after the Iranian vessels didn’t heed a warning call, the US warship was forced to fire warning shots. During a briefing today at the Pentagon, Kirby said it was six U.S. Navy vessels that were escorting the guided missile submarine USS Georgia which were involved in the incident. “This group of fast attack boats approached the U.S. …

May 10 2021

A String Of Fiery ‘Incidents’ In Syria And Iran

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK : BTC: bc1qw4cxpe6sxa5dg6sdwxjph959cw6yztrzl4r54sBITCOINCASH: qq3vlashthktqpeppuv7trmw070e3mydgq63zq348v OR CONTACT US : [email protected] While Russia’s military and civilians celebrated the May 9th Victory Day, Syrians faced a difficult day, especially when it comes to Damascus’ oil business. It all began with a fire breaking out at Homs oil refinery in central Syria. It was dubbed an accident. According to SANA, the fire broke out at the refinery’s Distillation Unit 100. The workers …

May 9 2021

The Way Out Of The Impasse Between Iran & U.S.

Support SouthFront On June 18th, Iran will hold its Presidential election. The current Government is led by Iran’s moderates, who are the people that aren’t closed-minded to the possibility of America’s being less than 100% determined to take back Iran as America had grabbed that country in the 1953 U.S. coup there, which ended Iran’s democracy and installed the brutal and much-hated fascist Shah Reza Pahlevi. The non-moderates in Iran will not negotiate with the United States, and never did. Restoration of the Iran deal will be impossible if the non-moderates again win power there. But we have only until …

May 8 2021

Massive Fire Broke Out Near Key Iranian Nuclear Reactor, Major Oil Export Port (Video)

Support SouthFront Screen grab from one of the fire videos. Late on May 7, a massive fire broke out in the Iranian city of Bushehr, where a nuclear plant, an oil port and a military naval base are located. Residents of Bushehr were quick to upload footage of the fire, which spread near the entrance of the city’s main port, to social media According to the Fars News Agency, fifteen firefighters, six trucks and a tanker were mobilized to face the massive fire, which was put down within two hours. No human losses were reported. [embedded content] The causes of …

May 7 2021

Israel Diversifies Its Aggression On Syria

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video IF YOU WANT TO SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT BY DONATIONS OR FINANCING PLEASE COTACT US VIA: [email protected] Israel is moving away from its typical conduct of simply carrying out airstrikes on various targets in Syria, and seems to be becoming more assertive. On May 6th, Israeli combat helicopters attacked posts of the Syrian Arab Army in the northern countryside of al-Quneitra. According to reports, several military posts located in the vicinity of the town of Jubata al-Khashab were hit. The town is …

May 4 2021

In Videos (18+): Turkish Operations Against PKK Continue, Facing Fierce Resistance

Support SouthFront Screenshot On May 4th, the Turkish Ministry of National Defense has published videos of airstrikes on PKK terrorist targets in northern Iraq, where the Turkish Air Force is involved in two anti-terrorist operations Pençe-Şimşek and Pençe-Yıldırım. Irak kuzeyinde devam eden Pençe-Şimşek ve Pençe-Yıldırım operasyonları kapsamında belirlenen terörist mevzileri Hava Kuvvetlerimiz tarafından etkili şekilde vurularak imha ediliyor.#MSB #TSK pic.twitter.com/xsXpzObKg3 — T.C. Millî Savunma Bakanlığı (@tcsavunma) May 3, 2021 “3 PKK / YPG terrorist Commandos who opened fire in the Euphrates Shield area with machine guns were neutralized by the response of our commandos. A shelter belonging to terrorists was …

May 4 2021

Senior Diplomat Dead In Fall From High-Rise Building In Tehran

Support SouthFront Mural on the American Embassy in Iran. (Credit: Phillip Maiwald) The Iranian police have announced an investigation into the death of a high-ranked Swiss diplomat whose body was found at the foot of a tower block in Tehran on May 4th. The Swiss foreign ministry confirmed an employee at its embassy in Iran had died in an accident. “Specialised police units are in the process of examining” the circumstances around the death of the “51-year-old Swiss citizen employed by the Swiss embassy in Tehran”, the national police said in a statement. The body was reportedly found by a …

May 4 2021

Rockets Rain Over US Bases In Iraq

Support SouthFront To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video DEAR FRIENDS. IF YOU LIKE THIS TYPE OF CONTENT, SUPPORT SOUTHFRONT WORK: Donation alerts: https://donationalerts.com/r/southfront Boosty: https://boosty.to/analysis-intelligence Or via: http://southfront.org/donate/ Military bases of the United States in Iraq are suffering from poor weather conditions, as it would seem it’s raining rockets in the first days of May and late April. Late on May 2nd, the US Camp Victory in Iraq came under rocket fire. Two rockets hit the site near the Baghdad airport. The third shell was reportedly intercepted by …

May 4 2021

Rocket Attack Hit US Al-Asad Airbase In Iraq, IEDs Targeted US Convoys Near Kuwaiti Border – Reports

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Al-Asad airbase in Iraq, which belongs to the American Army, has been targeted by at least two rockets on May 4, according to the Iraqi TV channel ‘Al-Ahd’. Air sirens have been reportedly activated. More details on the attack should be provided in coming hours. It is the third military base hosting US troops to be targeted in three days. (Link, Link) Click to see full-size image Moreover, multiple IEDs had targeted US army convoys near Jereshan border between Iraq and Kuwait, Sabereen news reported on May 4th. According to the reports, the …

May 3 2021

Second Base Hosting US Troops In Iraq Suffered Rocket Attack In 24 Hours

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On April 3, the Balad Air Base in Salah al-Din province that houses Iraqi forces and US contractors was targeted by rocket attack. Representatives of the US Defense Ministry confirmed the attack and claimed that there was no damage and no casualties. The commander of the base, Div. Gen. Sahi Abdul Ameri, said that a total of 9-10 explosions were heard, but only three self-made rockets exploded on the territory of the base. The rockets reportedly were 107mm Katyusha rockets. Alleged photos of the rockets show that the launchers were labeled with photos …

May 3 2021

ZarifGate: Iranian Supreme Leader Chastises Foreign Minister

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On May 2nd, Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Javad Zarif, issued an apology for comments that he said “annoyed” the country’s supreme leader. Recordings surfaced late last month of Zarif, long the public face of Iranian diplomacy, saying the Revolutionary Guards had far more influence in foreign and nuclear affairs than he did. Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, appeared to chastise Zarif during a televised speech. Khamenei didn’t specifically say Zarif’s name, but said that but said the comments were a “big mistake that must not be made by an official of the …

May 2 2021

Iran Claimed Breakthrough Prisoners Swap Deal With US, UK. Washington Denies – Reports

Support SouthFront © Flickr/ peyman abkhezr Iran is about to reach a breakthrough prisoners swap dead with the US and the UK, the al-Mayadeen TV reported on May 2. An unnamed Iranian source told the Beirut-based channel that Iran and the US may soon finalize a prisoner exchange deal that would see Tehran freeing four Americans who were charged with spying for their country. In return, the US would release four Iranian who were charged with violating sanctions imposed on Tehran. The US may also un-freeze Iranian assets worth a total of $7 billion. “The Biden administration wanted to avoid …

May 2 2021

Explosions Hit Large Chemical Plant In Iran’s Qom (Videos)

Support SouthFront Screen grab from a video shared by the Fars News Agency. On May 2, a large chemical plant located near the city of Qom in central Iran caught on fire, according to the Iranian media. Videos showing black heavy black smoke rising from Movaledan chemical factory were released by many sources. A number of explosions were reportedly heard amid the fire. [embedded content] [embedded content] Around 150 firefighters and 20 firefighting vehicles were dispatched to extinguish the large fire. Two firefighters were seriously injured and two of the fire trucks were destroyed after catching fire, according to the …

May 1 2021

Progress In Vienna Talks: Iran’s Top Negotiator Says US Is Ready To Lift Some Sanctions

Support SouthFront Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran. Image source: Iranian Presidency office/EPA-EFE The ongoing talks in Vienna between the US and Iran to revive the 2015 nuclear deal, commonly known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), are finally seeing some progress. On May 1, Deputy Foreign Minister Abbass Araghchi, Iran’s top nuclear negotiator, revealed that there is an agreement on lifting US sanctioned off some Iranian individuals and institutions. After attending the 3rd round of talks in Vienna, Araghchi told Iran state TV IRIB that sanctions will be lift off …