JULY 29, 2014
Key takeaway: Supreme Leader implores Islamic countries to unify efforts and to “use all of its capability to secure the needs of the Gazan people.” Iranian officials continue diplomatic outreach to garner regional support for Palestine, while a parliamentary commission forms a delegation to travel to Gaza.
In recent months, the Iranian regime has reinvigorated its use of hard and soft power tactics in Iraq as a means to undermine the American presence in Iraq and exert greater influence over the Iraqi government’s policies. Through its actions Iran is demonstrating that it is willing and capable of both exploiting the Iraqi state and killing Americans.
Iranian officials and state-run publications have often claimed that the Iranian regime does not seek nuclear weapons. This position contradicts the historical evidence and recent International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) reports citing concerns over nuclear weapons activities that, according to the head of the IAEA, “may have continued until recently.”