Publication: Iranian Terrorism Bullying the International Community by Ely Karmon
Iranian leaders have claimed a military victory in Aleppo, with the Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s chief military aide boasting that Syrian president Bashar al-Assad’s forces would have been unable to retake the besieged city without support from Tehran. “Aleppo was liberated thanks to a coalition between Iran, Syria, Russia and Lebanon’s Hizbollah,” said Seyed Yahya Rahim-Safavi (Guardian, 14.12.2016). Steffen Seibert, a spokesman for Chancellor Angela Merkel said the regime has committed crimes in the besieged northern Syrian city, including mistreatment, torture, starvation and indiscriminately killing civilians. “We know that Iranian fighters as well as Shiite militia financed by Iran have been involved in all these,” he said. … Download Full Publication (published first in the Times of Israel Blog, Dec 16, 2016)