Iranian hardliners have 'toned down' their bellicose rhetoric against the US following Republican Donald Trump’s victory over Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton in last week’s presidential election, according to a Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) analysis published on Thursday.
Retired General Mohammad Ali Falaki, who is currently one of the Iranian forces leaders in Syria, has recently revealed that Iran has formed a “Shiite Liberation Army” led by Quds Force commander, General Qassem Soleimani in order to wipe out Israel.
Aaron David Miller, currently vice president at the Wilson Center think tank in Washington, slammed the Obama administration for paying what appears to be an obvious ransom, thereby demonstrating its weakening influence in the Middle East.
A summit of over 50 Muslim countries, the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), criticized Iran on Friday for supporting terrorism and interfering in the internal affairs of its neighbors.
A representative of the United Arab Emirates bemoaned Iran’s continued “posturing and provocations,” and called on the international community to reinstate full sanctions and other measures if Tehran does not stop its “destabilizing behavior in the region.”