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Iran Situation Report: September 2014

 

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SEPTEMBER 30, 2014

Key takeawayIran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) secretary holds separate meetings with Lebanon’s prime minister and Hezbollah’s secretary general in Beirut, prior to meeting senior Syrian officials in Damascus. 

Iran Situation Report: October 2014

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october 31, 2014

Key takeaway: IRGC commander stresses the strategic importance of passive defense and resistance, while Armed Forces General Staff Commander echoes Supreme Leader's call for soft war strategies in the cyber realm.

Iran Situation Report

The Critical Threats Project has been tracking activities and announcements in Iran, with a focus on political, military, economic, and nuclear developments, as well as Iran's response to regional crises. The Situation Report provides analytical context and assessments to the aforementioned data points.

Iran Situation Report

 

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He's Just Not That Into Us: The Supreme Leader's Resistance Strategy Expands

Iraqi women walk past a poster depicting images of Shi'ite Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei at al-Firdous Square in Baghdad February 12, 2014. (Reuters)

Khamenei's Team of Rivals: Iranian Decision-Making, June-July 2014

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks live on television after casting his ballot in the Iranian presidential election in Tehran June 12, 2009. (Reuters)
 
Executive Summary

Blame the U.S. for the Islamic State: The IRGC's View on Iraq

Members of the Iraqi security forces and volunteers, who have joined the security forces to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), shout slogans on the outskirts of the town of Udaim in Diyala province, June 22, 2014. Iran's supreme leader accused the United States on Sunday of trying to retake control of Iraq by exploiting sectarian rivalries, as Sunni insurgents drove toward Baghdad from new strongholds along the Syrian border. (Reuters)
 

Reaction of Iranian officials to potential U.S. strike on Syria

Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hojjat al-Eslam Hassan Rouhani at a meeting with Rouhani's cabinet, Tehran, August 28, 2013. (Fars News Agency)

 

The threat of a U.S. strike on Syria following the chemical weapons attack by Assad regime forces on August 21, 2013 has prompted reactions from many of the Islamic Republic's top officials. The Critical Threats Project's Iran team has compiled the most significant of these remarks. This page will be updated as new data becomes available.

Rouhani feels limits of office

Hassan Rouhani attends the 21st Veterans of Jihad and Martyrdom Conference, Tehran, July 17, 2013. (Fars News Agency)