#Iran to #Israel: We’ll Destroy Tel Aviv in 10 Minutes

February 21, 2015  By Ari Yashar
Iran's Revolutionary Guards fire a Saegheh missile (illustration)

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards fire a Saegheh missile (illustration)

A senior figure in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Mujtabi Du Al-Nour, threatened on Saturday that Iran will destroy Tel Aviv in ten minutes if Israel “makes a mistake” and strikes the Islamic regime’s nuclear facilities.

Al-Nour, who is a representative of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, in a talk with journalists responded to Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman’s (Yisrael Beytenu) comments from Friday, when he said Israel should stop talking and start acting by striking the facilities said to be developing nuclear weapons. Continue reading

Iran: Four hospitalized after security guards attack political prisoners in Evin

Evin prison, one of Iran‘s most notorious detention facilities, witnessed an unprecedented attack April 17 by security guards on political prisoners that has left dozens injured and four hospitalized.

A prison guard stands along a corridor in Tehran’s Evin prison, June 13, 2006.  (photo by Morteza Nikoubazl)

Summary-t Dozens were injured and many were sent to solitary confinement after political prisoners in Evin’s Ward 350 clashed with security guards.
Author- Behdad Bordbar Posted April 19, 2014

The serious clash took place inside Ward 350, where many political prisoners are detained. The guards attempted to search prison cells, but the prisoners refused to exit their cells and demanded to be present for the searches, since they believe personal items are often stolen during this process. Upon the prisoners’ refusal, the guards first threatened, then beat them.

More than 100 prison guards were involved in the beatings; 31 prisoners were sent to solitary confinement.

Ward 350 is managed by the prison authority, while Wards 209 and 2A are respectively controlled by the Ministry of Intelligence and the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps‘ intelligence office. Continue reading

Mystery solved? US-registered plane in Iran owned by Ghana firm

The mystery of a US-registered plane spotted at a Tehran airport this week and reported on by the New York Times has apparently been solved.

The US-registered Bombardier corporate jet, carrying the registration number N604EP, is owned and operated by a Ghana-based engineering firm, an aviation expert said Friday. The visitors it bought to Iran last week were senior Ghanaian officials, an Iranian foreign ministry spokeswoman said Friday.

The plane was chartered by Ghanaian officials, no American was on board, Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokeswoman told Iranian media Friday, journalist Mojtaba Mousavi and Shargh newspaper reported.

Tyler Bowron, an aviation expert at Cerretanni Aviation group in Boulder, Colorado, told Al-Monitor that the company that in fact owns and operates the plane is called Engineers and Planners, based in Accra, Ghana. Continue reading

Iran’s Sunni Baloch Extremists Operating from Bases in Pakistan

Publication: Terrorism Monitor Volume: 12 Issue: 6
March 20, 2014 07:02 PM Age: 9 daysBy: Abubakar Siddique

Northern Pakistan

Northern Pakistan (Photo credit: Imran…)


An Iranian Sunni extremist group operating out of hideouts in southwestern Pakistan, Jaysh al-Adl (JA – Army of Justice), has started to threaten Iran’s security and darken relations between Tehran and Islamabad.

Days after JA abducted five border guards from a remote border post in southeastern Iran on February 6, Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli warned Iran could send forces into Pakistan’s Balochistan Province to free the captives: “If Pakistan doesn’t take the needed steps to fight against the terrorist groups, we will send our forces onto Pakistani soil… We will not wait” (Dawn [Karachi], February 18).

Pakistan reacted cautiously. The Foreign Ministry said Islamabad “regrets the suggestions of negligence” put forward by Iran. The statement reminded Tehran of Pakistan’s “active support against terrorist groups in the past,” but emphasized that “the Iranian forces have no authority to cross our borders in violation of the international law. We must respect each other’s borders.” [1] Continue reading