Iran News Round Up

The Iran News Round Up ran from February 2009-September 2018. Visit the Iran File for the latest analysis.

A selection of the latest news stories and editorials published in Iranian news outlets, compiled by the AEI Critical Threats Project's Iran research team. To receive this daily newsletter, please subscribe online. 

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  • Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Commander Brig. Gen. Ali Fadavi spoke about the IRGC’s readiness to defend Iran’s interests in the Persian Gulf, warning that “Firing even one bullet at the country will burn the entire world.” Fadavi also declared that the U.S. is unable to act on its “slogans” in the region:
    • “The Americans are passive today and they have not at all been in a situation in the last several years to even pose such threats as military action against Iran.”
    • “If the Americans believed that they could decapitate us tomorrow, they would not hesitate to do so and would not delay the job, but they themselves are well aware that they don’t have the power to do so, and they know that the losses that they would sustain by doing so could not match its benefits thanks to our deterrence doctrine.”





  • Iranian Minister of Economy and Finance Ali Tayyebnia stressed the importance of the Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline during a meeting with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Sartaj Aziz. The two officials reportedly agreed to work toward completing the pipeline in the near future.  


  • Head of Lebanese Hezbollah’s sharia Board Sheikh Mohammad Yazbek condemned the Bahraini government’s decision  to deport Ayatollah Hassan al Najati, the representative of Iraqi Grand Ayatollah Ali al Sistani, and warned that many other Bahraini Shi’a are at risk of being deported. 
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