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Nov 4 2021

IRGC Navy thwarts US piracy in Sea of Oman + Video

According to Iranian official statements, during an operation in Sea of Oman, US warships confiscated an Iranian oil tanker carrying export oil and were transporting its oil cargo to another tanker, SOTHYA, to an unknown destination. Simultaneously with this apparent piracy, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps navy carried out a heliborne operation and IRGC troops landed on the tanker and directed it to the Iranian territorial waters. The US forces then used several boats and warships to pursue and block the oil tanker route, but failed with the decisive and authoritative entry of the IRGC navy. According to a statement …

Sep 6 2021

Iranian tankers en route to Lebanon

It should be noted that the cargo of these ships was purchased from Iran at the suggestion of Lebanese Hezbollah and by Lebanese Shiite traders to solve the Lebanese fuel crisis, and will eventually be sent directly or possibly from Syria to Lebanon.Lebanon does not have an active oil refinery, and crude oil is first processed in Syria and then shipped to Lebanon. Latest situation of Iranian oil tankers on the way to Lebanon FORUM

Sep 6 2021

War In Yemen Seems Far From Over

Illustrative Image Some changes have taken place in the conflict, but they have not been getting enough attention. Written by Lucas Leiroz, research fellow in international law at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro. While the entire world is concerned exclusively with Afghanistan, other conflicts continue to take place and receive less and less attention. This is precisely the case in Yemen. Contrary to the expectations of some experts in early 2021, the civil war did not end, and, in fact, violence seems to increase day by day. Despite representing a great advance towards a possible resolution of the …

Jul 9 2021

Iranian oil shipment en route to Syria

Some media outlets have reported that the tankers were destined for Lebanon and the Jasmine is carrying Mazut (used in power plants and similar applications). Due to the fact that the Jasmine ship can carry oil and Mazut at the same time due to its two tanks, but the evidence shows that this ship, along with the other two ships, only carries crude oil for use in Syrian refineries And at the moment, the possibility of Iranian ships mooring off the coast of Lebanon is ruled out. Meanwhile, the Arman 114 tanker, formerly known as Adrian Darya 1, and the …

Jul 8 2021

Iranian Security Forces Arrested Three Workers in Key Power Plant For Sabotage

Support SouthFront Nuclear power plant in Iran. Image source: Tasnim News Agency via Wikimedia Commons Iranian security forces have arrested three workers at one of the country’s key power plants on charges of sabotage, the Fars News Agency reported on July 8. A source familiar with the case told the agency that the three workers were actively destroying and disabling a part of the power plant in order to cause frequent power outages in certain large cities. “Three personnel of one of the most important power plants in the country, which is responsible for generating and supplying electricity to large …

Jul 7 2021

The meeting of representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban hosted by Iran

At the meeting, which began with a speech by Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban movement discussed refugee issues and recent developments in Afghanistan.The meeting is attended by four Afghan delegations, including the Cultural Commission of the Afghan Parliament, the Taliban High Political Council, the Republican Political High Council, and the High Council for the Identification of Citizens. This meeting is important in two ways: 1- The composition of the political delegation of the government consists of different ethnic groups in Afghanistan, which shows the attention and desire of the Afghan currents …

Jul 7 2021

Iran Unveils Own Copy Of Israeli Spike Anti-Tank Guided Missile (Video, Photos)

Support SouthFront Click to see original-size image. Source: Fars News Agency. On July 7, Iran unveiled the ground-launched version of the “Almas” anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) which is a direct copy of the Israeli Spike system. The missile was presented during a ceremony that the saw the delivery of modern equipment and weapons to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Ground Force. The ceremony was attended by IRGC Commander Major General Hossein Salami, IRGC Ground Force Commander Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour and a group of other commanders, officials and senior experts of the Armed Forces. An air-launched version of the …

Jul 7 2021

Iran Says It Will Soon Produce Enriched Uranium Metal

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On July 7th, Iran said that it would soon produce enriched uranium metal and that the country had earlier informed the United Nations nuclear watchdog of the move. This was announced by Kazem Gharibabadi, Tehran’s representative to the IAEA. “Research and development regarding this issue with natural uranium began about three months ago. In the new process, a new fuel plate will be produced using 20% enriched uranium,” Gharibabadi told reporters. “This measure, which will significantly improve the quality and quantity of radiopharmaceutical production, will make the Islamic Republic of Iran one of …

Jul 5 2021

Iran’s Sole Nuclear Power Plant Back Online As Energy Crisis Approaches

Support SouthFront A general view of the Bushehr main nuclear reactor, 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran, August 21, 2010. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi On July 5, Iran’s only nuclear power plant has been brought back to work after a shut down two weeks ago. On June 20, the state-run TV reported that Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant had undergone a ‘temporary emergency shutdown’. According to preliminary reports by state electric energy company, the shutdown should last “for 3-4 days”, but it took two weeks to bring the plant back to work. Despite rumors of a possible sabotage attack by Israel, …

Jul 4 2021

Cargo Ship Attacked In Northern Indian Ocean Is Not Israeli

Support SouthFront File image. The cargo ship that was attacked in the northern Indian ocean on July 3 has been identified as the Liberian-flagged CSAV TYNDALL. Many sources, including the al-Mayadin TV that was the first to report the attack, claimed that the ship was owned by an Israeli frim. This tuned out to be inaccurate. CSAV TYNDALL was previously owned by the London-based Zodiac Maritime which is owned by Israeli billionaire shipping magnate Eyal Ofer. Earlier this year however, the cargo ship was sold to JPMorgan Chase investment bank which leased it to the Danish Maersk Line. The ship …

Jul 3 2021

Israeli Cargo Ship Came Under Attack In Northern Indian Ocean – Report

Support SouthFront Illustrative image. On July 3, an Israeli-owned cargo ship came under attack while sailing in the northern Indian ocean, according to the al-Mayadin TV. A source with knowledge on the incident told the Beirut-based channel that a “fire broke out at the ship,” adding that the vessel was targeted with an “unidentified weapon.” “The Israeli ship was anchored in the [Saudi] port of Jeddah, before moving towards the coast of the Emirates,” the source said. Israeli officials confirmed al-Mayadin’s report without providing any addition information on the incident. The ship in question is yet to be identified. Al-Mayadin’s …

Jul 1 2021

New details of the recent drone attack on Erbil; Mossad the target of Iran’s drone strikes!

During the attack, which took place on the early hours of June 26, the resistance forces after observing the movements of Mossad operatives and special operations agents, attacked the Zionist positions in northeast of the city of Erbil in northern Iraq with five suicide drones. Informed sources told ISWNews that at least three Mossad operatives were killed and several others were wounded as a result of the attack and taken to Israel. According to the information mentioned in the previous news, three suicide drones attacked the village of Bragh and the Israeli gathering at the Khanzad Hotel, and two others …

Jun 23 2021

‘Sabotage Attack’ On Iranian Nuclear Building Thwarted

Support SouthFront File image. On June 23, Iranian authorities thwarted a “sabotage attack” on a building of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) in Karaj city, 40 km to the west of the capital Tehran. According to the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting (IRIB), the sabotage attack was thwarted without any human or material losses. The attack was foiled before it could inflict any damage on the AEOI’s building. “Investigations are underway to identify perpetrators behind the act of sabotage,” IRIB said in a report. Official Iranian sources are yet to reveal more details on the attack attempt. Nevertheless, …

Jun 23 2021

U.S. Department Of Justice Seized Numerous Domains, Including PressTV, Al Masirah

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image On June 22nd, the United States seized 33 websites used by the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU) and three websites operated by Kata’ib Hizballah (KH), in violation of U.S. sanctions. “On Oct. 22, 2020, the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated IRTVU as a Specially Designated National (SDN) for being owned or controlled by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force (IRGC). SDNs are prohibited from obtaining services, including website and domain services, in the United States without an OFAC license. OFAC’s announcement explained that components of the government of …

Jun 22 2021

Iran’s New President Rules Out Ever Meeting With Biden, Calls Ballistic Missiles “Nonnegotiable”

Support SouthFront Illustrative image Originally appeared at ZeroHedge. In his first press conference since his landslide victory in Friday’s national election, Iran’s president-elect Ebrahim Raisi on Monday said he’s not willing to meet with President Biden at any point nor is he willing to negotiate on the Islamic Republic’s ballistic missile program. But crucially he did endorse ongoing efforts in Vienna for a restored JCPOA nuclear deal, stressing that Washington must immediately ease and drop sanctions in fulfillment of its own original obligations under the deal. “The U.S. is obliged to lift all oppressive sanctions against Iran,” he stressed. Raisi gave a …

Jun 21 2021

In Video: Helicopter Carrying Ballot Boxes Crashed In Iran

Support SouthFront Illustrative image On June 19, a helicopter en route from the Ahmad Fadaleh area of Dezful crashed near Dezful, Iran.One of the passengers, who reportedly was a security guard, was killed and 11 others were injured in the accident. An Iranian Bell 214 helicopter carrying a ballot box crashed near Dezful on Saturday; One person was killed and 10 others were injured in the incident#BREAKING #news #bell214 #boeing #iran #accident #crash @JacdecNew pic.twitter.com/HcbfQck6C6 — Aviationcenter_news (@Aviation_ir) June 20, 2021 The Bell 214A Isfahan helicopter belonging to the 2nd Assault Group was reportedly carrying ballot boxes. The accident took …

Jun 20 2021

‘Emergency Shut Down’ Reported At Iran’s Sole Nuclear Power Plant

Support SouthFront Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the Bushehr nuclear power plant in Bushehr, Iran. Image source: Iranian Presidency office/EPA-EFE Iran’s Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant has undergone a “temporary emergency shutdown,” the state-run TV reported on June 20. Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, an official in state electric energy company, said that the shutdown would last “for three to four days.” The official warned that power outages could result from the shutdown. This is the first time Iran has reported an emergency shutdown at the Bushehr Nuclear Power Plant. Tehran is yet to provide any details on the causes of the shutdown. Located …

Jun 16 2021

Hot Air Messaging: Iran Floats Reports Of Imminent Shanghai Cooperation Organization Membership

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Written by Dr. James M. Dorsey. Eager to enhance its negotiating leverage with the United States and Europe, Iran is projecting imminent membership of the China-led Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in much the same way it pushed the signing of a much-touted 25-year cooperation agreement with the People’s Republic that has yet to have any real legs. Converting Iran’s SCO observer status into full membership is likely to be a long shot but would also constitute an important geopolitical victory for the Islamic republic in terms of its positioning vis a vis Russia, …

Jun 16 2021

MSM Claims Russia To Provide Iran With Satellite Tech, Putin Slams It As Fake News

Support SouthFront Click to see full-size image Beginning around June 10th, MSM was flooded with reports that Russian plans to supply Iran with satellite technology. The latter will then be able to hack various sensitive military facilities of its adversary states. The plan would deliver a Russian-made Kanopus-V satellite equipped with a high-resolution camera which could be launched from Russia within months, the Washington Post said. The satellite would allow “continuous monitoring of facilities ranging from Persian Gulf oil refineries and Israeli military bases to Iraqi barracks that house U.S. troops,” said the paper, which cited three unnamed sources – …

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 …