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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Regional Developments

  • On March 19, Lebanese MPs Nawaf Mousavi, Abd al Majid Saleh and “prominent [Lebanese] Hezbollah member” Ahmad Seif al Din attended the burial of Lebanese Hezbollah member Ahmad Ali Dib (AKA Sharif), who was “Martyred in combat by takfiri terrorists in Syria.” 
  • Iraq Najba Hezbollah Movement, also known as the al Najba Brigade and the Najba Hezbollah Brigade, announced the burial of member Ahmad Mohammad Hassan, killed in Syria. The brigade is reportedly a sub-group within Iraqi Shi’a militant group Asa’ib Ahl al-Haq and its commander is Sheikh Akram al-Ka’bi, “one of the former advisors and deputies to Sadr Movement Leader Muqtada al-Sadr.” 

Military and Security

Nuclear Issue

  • Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said, “I am not pessimistic regarding the path of negotiations, but we must be sensitive towards the matter of nuclear talks…We also must accept the reality that there is an influential Zionist current in the United States that is powerful and effective. [US] expressed statements are to shut the mouths of the Zionists.” Larijani then criticized the West for not recognizing Crimea’s vote in separating from Ukraine but noted, “This matter does not affect us so much…There is no reason for us to enter and express opinion in this field.” 


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