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News Max, August 15, 2017 - Iran plans to send a group of warships into the Western Atlantic just as the Iranian government announced a $500 million increase in military spending, The Washington Free Beacon reported.The action is a response to efforts by the United States to slap new U.N. sanctions on the country for what American officials say are violations of the nuclear agreement.

 

AMMAN, ANSA, Aug. 14, 2017 - Jordan said Sunday it will not tolerate the presence of Shiite militia on its borders, just days after pro-Iran militias took a stretch of land near the country's borders.During a press conference late Sunday, government spokesman Mohammad al Moumani said having the militia on its borders was 'unacceptable and rejected'.'We consider this a strategic threat.

North Korea’s provocative actions and belligerent rhetoric directed at the United States come at a time when the Stalinist regime is strengthening ties with another government hostile towards the U.S., building on decades of missile and nuclear program collaboration.Pyongyang’s second most-senior leader, Kim Yong-nam, attended re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s  inauguration ceremony at the weekend, and at meetings with senior Iranian officials the two regimes praised each other for standing up to the U.S.

At a briefing to reporters at the State Department, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said the Trump administration continues to evaluate the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the nuclear deal with Iran known as the JCPOA:

“In particular we’re working with the other parties to that agreement, our European allies in particular, to ensure that we are fully enforcing all aspects of that agreement,

NCRI - At the end of June 2017, Russian troops and the Syrian opposition delegation reached an agreement to reduce tensions across vast areas of Syria. These areas cover nearly 150 towns and villages with a population of nearly 200,000.Syrian opposition negotiator, George Sabra, said on August 6, 2017, in an interview on Sky News that the Iranian regime wants to ruin the plan by provoking Assad.

TEHRAN, Aug 8 (KUNA) -- A colonel of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards has lost his life during a "consultative mission in Syria," an Iranian officer said on Tuesda.Col. Abbas Bayrami, assistant of coordination affairs at Al-Quds Brigade based in Gilan province, was quoted by Fars news agency as saying that Col. Murtadha Shalmani died on Monday.Up to 20 Iranians from Gilan alone have died in Syria so far, he added.

Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have started using a new route across the Gulf to funnel covert arms shipments to their Houthi allies in Yemen's civil war, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters.In March, regional and Western sources told Reuters that Iran was shipping weapons and military advisers to the Houthis either directly to Yemen or via Somalia.

NCRI - The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) have found new, secret shipping routes to smuggle arms to the Houthi rebels in Yemen, in defiance of an international embargo.Earlier reports indicated that the IRGC, the Regime’s personal terror squad, had been smuggling weapons either directly into Yemen or via Somalia but this risked contact with international naval vessels in Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea,


 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has accused Iran of attempting to destabilizing neighboring Afghanistan.He also said that the US was working with its allies in the region to curb what he described as Iran’s expansionist efforts to destabilize areas such as Yemen, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan."We come on to the scene and say you know, that agreement does not speak to a lot of the problems we have with Iran.

By Jonathan Saul

LONDON (Reuters) — Iran‘s Revolutionary Guards have started using a new route across the Gulf to funnel covert arms shipments to their Houthi allies in Yemen's civil war, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters.In March, regional and Western sources told Reuters that Iran was shipping weapons and military advisers to the Houthis either directly to Yemen or via Somalia.