India, Pakistan to Become Full Fledged SCO Members

Not only is this an economic union forming, but also the next world war axis under construction. It is a Sino-Soviet military counterweight to the global Western hegemony.

 

 

The meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) member states wrapped up in Astana on April 21. The participants confirmed the unanimous decision to grant full-fledged membership to India and Pakistan at the SCO Astana summit on June 8-9, 2017.

The SCO was established in 2001 as a multi-purpose regional organization active in three main fields: economic, military-political and humanitarian. The SCO members now are Russia, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Iran, Mongolia and Belarus are the SCO observer-countries, while Azerbaijan, Turkey, Sri Lanka, Armenia, Cambodia and Nepal are dialogue partners. Although Russia and China are the most important SCO members, the organization operates by consensus. Continue reading

Iranian ‘attack craft’ approaches US Navy destroyer in Persian Gulf

The USS Mahan destroyer, seen in September 2002 (Public Domain/Photographer’s Mate Airman Rex Nelson, US Navy/Wikipedia)

 

An Iranian “fast attack craft” approached a US Navy destroyer Monday in the Persian Golf [sic], prompting the American vessel to change course and fire warning flares. Continue reading

Russia Hopes Iran’s SCO Membership Process Starts in June – Foreign Minister

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ASTANA (Sputnik) — Moscow hopes that Iran’s Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) membership process would be launched in June, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Friday. Continue reading

Syria moves all its fighter jets to Russian base

 

Syria has moved all its fighter aircraft to the Russian Hmeimim air base in Latakia three weeks after 59 US Tomahawk cruise missiles knocked out one-fifth of its air force at the Shayrat base, in retaliation for a chemical attack on civilians in Idlib. This was reported Wednesday night, April 19, by the Pentagon. The Russian high command in Syria has its seat at that base.

debkafile’s military sources report that the Syrian air force will operate henceforth under Russian protection and behind the advanced Russian S-300 and S-400 air defense shield without fear of US reprisals. Continue reading

Iran shows new footage of F-313 ‘stealth fighter’

Even if it’s true that the plane is full of flaws, you should never forget one cardinal rule: Never underestimate your enemy.

 

A screenshot of Iran’s Qahar F-313 ‘stealth fighter’ seen during taxi-trials that were broadcast in April 2017. While modifications have been made to the mock-up that was shown in 2013, many design flaws remain. Source: IRIBnews

 

Iran’s Qaher (Conqueror/Omnipotent) F-313 ‘stealth fighter’ has undergone taxi trials that were broadcast on national media and posted to YouTube on 15 April. The aircraft – serial 08 – can be seen performing low-speed ground trials during the three minute report shown on IRIBnews.

While the single-seat aircraft looks broadly similar to the mock-up of the newly designed and developed domestic combat aircraft that was unveiled in early 2013, a number of modifications appear to have been made. Continue reading

Trump Directs National Security Council to Review Iran Nuclear Deal

The easiest way of scrapping the deal is to realize there was never a deal in the first place.

Why?

Because Iran never signed any deal, therefore technically, there is no deal… and this is coming from the State Department.

Here is a scanned copy of an actual letter from the U.S. State Department proving this claim is fact:

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Donald Trump has directed a National Security Council-led review of Iran nuclear deal.

US President Donald Trump directed a National Security Council-led interagency review whether the Iranian nuclear deal met the US interests, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said in a letter to Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan. Continue reading

Radical Iran-led Axis Confronted with U.S. Deterrence for First Time

The conflict in Syria has long ceased being a civil war, becoming instead a clash between coalitions and blocs that divide the entire Middle East.

The Iranian-led axis is the most dangerous and highly armed bloc fighting in Syria. Bashar al-Assad’s regime is not an independent actor, but rather, a component of this wider axis. In many respects, Assad is a junior member of the Iranian coalition set up to fight for him.

Feeling confident by its growing control of Syria, Iran also uses its regional coalition to arm, finance, and deploy Shi’ite jihadist agents all over the Middle East, and to attack those who stand in the way of Iranian domination.

The Iranian-led axis has been able to spread violence, terrorism, and Islamic militancy without facing repercussions. Continue reading

RED LINE ROW: Russia and Iran pledge to hit back against further Syria strikes as they blast US for ‘crossing red lines’

Russia and Iran released a joint statement promising to respond to US aggression IMAGE: GETTY IMAGES

 

The command centre for the two countries and allied groups released a joint statement today saying they would ‘respond to future breaches of red lines with force’

RUSSIA and Iran have said they will respond to further American military actions following the air strike in Syria last week.

In a joint statement, the command centre for the two countries and allied groups said “we will respond to any aggression”. Continue reading

Iran’s IRGC’s terror plans against the U.S.

Hassan Abbasi is an Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps strategist and theoretician

 

The regime of ayatollahs in Iran is supporting militias operating in different parts of Iraq. Iran’s “Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps” – IRGC– is heavily involved, in concurrence with Lebanese Hezbollah, in Syria in support of the dictator Bashar Al Assad. It also funds and arms the Houthi rebels in Yemen. The fact that U.S. and other lawmakers are pressing for IRGC to be named as a terrorist organization reveals the long history of Iran’s participation and sponsorship of terrorist activities abroad – especially through Quds Force, IRGC’s foreign operations wing. A recently emerged video clip shows a top IRGC commander threatening to unleash terror in the United States. Hassan Abbasi (pictured above) who is known as an IRGC strategist and theorist, threatening to lead “global guerrilla organizations” against the United States’ military and vulnerable targets:

If only 11 people carried out 9/11, do you realize that the possibility exists for us to do what we want? We don’t need nuclear weapons.Continue reading

Fallout from Iran ‘nuclear deal’: Saudis seen becoming ‘more active’ in developing WMD

The Saudis paid Pakistan to develop them and store them until necessary. Now the time has come to build the infrastructure, receive or develop, and eventually deploy.

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Saudi Arabia Admits it Has NUCLEAR BOMBS; Will Test Within Weeks!

Saudi prince: Getting nukes an option if Iran breaks deal

Saudi Arabia says it won’t rule out building nuclear weapons

 

Saudi Arabia plans to build 16 nuclear power reactors by 2030.

 

Saudi Arabia is expected to actively seek nuclear weapons capability to counter Iran, which continues to advance its own nuclear program despite the nuclear deal with world powers, a report said.

“Saudi Arabia is in the early stages of nuclear development” and will only become “more active” in seeking nuclear weapons, according to a March 31 report by the Institute for Science and International Security, a Washington D.C.-based organization that monitors global proliferation issues.

The Obama administration’s claim that the nuclear deal with Iran would ease regional tensions has not materialized. Instead, Iran has more aggressively backed its terror proxies since the deal and continues to harass U.S. military assets and allies in the region. Continue reading

Railway line to connect Iran to Mediterranean Sea through Iraqi, Syrian Kurdistan: Rouhani

This is less about business & economics as it’s more about Iran’s Middle East hegemonic grab. This railway, while serving economic purposes, will also serve military ones. They will now be able to supply efficient logistical support to the Iranian military in the Mediterranean. This is a a road to war under construction and a direct threat on Europe’s doorstep.

 

An Iranian train. Photo: Tansim

 

SNE, Iranian Kurdistan— An extended railway construction is underway to connect Iran to the Syrian west coast on the Mediterranean Sea, crossing the Kurdistan Region in northern Iraq, according to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani who visited Kurdish provincial capital of Sanandaj in Iranian Kurdistan (Rojhelat) Saturday as part of his reelection campaign.

Rouhani described the construction of Tehran-Sanandaj railway as one of “the most important infrastructure projects” in the country and added that it would create many job opportunities. Continue reading

Iran’s Spymaster Claims Pro-Regime Agents Operating in D.C., London, Canada

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Claims pro-Iran ‘lobby’ pushing Tehran’s agenda in D.C.

Iran maintains a network of spies and lobbyists who clandestinely push the Islamic regime’s agenda in Washington, D.C., and elsewhere, according to the head of Iran’s ministry of intelligence, who touted the pro-Iran network’s ability to spread its ideology to the West.

Mahmoud Alavi, Iran’s intelligence minister, in recent remarks independently translated by the Washington Free Beacon, bragged about the Islamic Republic’s ability to operate an unnamed “lobby group” in D.C. that helps to push the regime’s hardline agenda. Continue reading

U.S. carrier confronts two sets of fast boats in Strait of Hormuz

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A U.S. aircraft carrier on March 21 deployed helicopter gunships to track two sets of Iranian fast-attack vessels during a confrontation in the Strait of Hormuz, the U.S. Navy said.

Navy commanders told Reuters the USS George H.W. Bush confronted the Iranian boats after they approached a U.S.-led, five-vessel flotilla as it entered the Strait, Reuters reported. Continue reading

Vital Oil Shipping Lane Becomes Target In Yemen’s Civil War

 

Yemen’s strategic Red Sea port, through which some 4 million barrels of oil flow daily to Middle Eastern markets, is becoming a focal point in the proxy war between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and China is the only power with the economic deal-making leverage to keep this from becoming much more than a proxy battle.

The Red Sea port, near the Bab al-Mandab strait, is currently controlled by Yemen’s Shi’ite Houthis, and whoever maintains control of it has a strategic advantage. This port is a pathway connection the Middle East (where the world’s largest proven oil reserves are) and Sub-Saharan Africa (a region expected to see a four-fold increase in energy demand by 2040), making it a coveted geopolitical prize for regional powers, but a livelihood-destroying burden for Yemen’s residents. Continue reading

Obama Admin Loyalists, Government Insiders Sabotage Trump White House

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Former admin planted series of landmines to subvert Trump team

The Obama administration worked in its final weeks in office to undermine the incoming Trump White and continues to do so, according to multiple sources both in and out of the White House.

Behind the effort, these sources say, are senior government officials who previously worked under President Obama and remain loyal to his agenda. These individuals leak negative information about the Trump White House and its senior staff to a network of former Obama administration officials who then plant this information in key media outlets including the Washington Post and New York Times. Continue reading