CBS News reports on Iran’s dual strategy in Afghanistan: Investing in places like Herat, and supporting destruction in others.
They interview a U.S. special forces operative who describes how they find Iranian-made rockets in Taliban stockpiles, and the report notes that deaths in western Afghanistan are increasing.
Iran is supplying the Taliban with money and weapons, including EFPs, and now, even surface-to-air missiles.
MEMRI reports that Yemen’s ruling party claims that the “Iranian cultural attache in Cairo recruits Yemeni students studying in Egypt to train in Iran prior to their joining the Houthis in Yemen.
Yemeni Interior Minister Gen. Muther Al-Masri said that there was coordination between Al-Qaeda, the Houthis, and the Southern Movement, which is seeking to declare southern Yemen an independent state.”
*Note: There is no evidence that I’m aware of that Al-Qaeda is working with the Houthis or Southern Movement. This statement is probably politically-motivated. However, Iran is supporting both Al-Qaeda and the Houthis in Yemen.
The Telegraph reports that six German recruits joining the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan terrorist group traveled to Pakistan via Iran.
Spiegel adds that they traveled to Zahedan, a cite frequently reported as an Al-Qaeda transit point. The German newspaper says, “Located close to the border with Pakistan, Zahedan is notorious for its jihad tourism — hotels even set aside entire room allotments for radical foreigners making their way to the city.”
With that type of visibility, I highly doubt that the Iranian regime is unaware of what’s going on. If the Spiegel knows, then the regime knows.
Source: World Threats