Thursday, August 09, 2018

Iranian Proxies

From MEMRI Special Dispatch No.7612, August 7, 2018:

A commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Nasser Sha'bani
A commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guards, Nasser Sha'bani

On August 6, 2018, the Iranian news agency Fars published statements by Gen. Naser Sha'bani, a top official of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), in which he noted that the regime of the Islamic Revolution had ordered the pro-Iran Ansar Allah (Houthi) militia in Yemen to attack two Saudi tankers, and that it had carried out those orders.

Also in his statements, Gen. Sha'bani clarified that both the Shi'ite Hizbullah in Lebanon and Ansar Allah in Yemen ... would continue to be used for Iran's purposes against its rivals in the region, particularly Saudi Arabia.

It should be emphasized that the quote about the order to attack the tankers was deleted from the Fars website after the statements were published. MEMRI has in its possession a copy of the original prior to the deletion...
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