NEWS FROM IRAN
Iranian general: Israel stealing Iran’s clouds
July 3, 2018 — Israel National News reports: “An Iranian general on Monday accused Israel of manipulating weather to prevent rain over the Islamic republic, alleging his country was facing cloud ‘theft’, before being contradicted by the nation’s weather chief.
‘The changing climate in Iran is suspect,’ Brigadier General Gholam Reza Jalali, head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organisation told a press conference, semi-official ISNA news agency reported.
‘Foreign interference is suspected to have played a role in climate change,’ Jalali was quoted as saying, insisting results from an Iranian scientific study ‘confirm’ the claim.
‘Israel and another country in the region have joint teams which work to ensure clouds entering Iranian skies are unable to release rain,’ he said…” (Wow, where do I start on this article? God controls the rain. “Sing unto the Lord with thanksgiving; sing praise upon the harp unto our God: Who covereth the heaven with clouds, who prepareth rain for the earth, who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains –“Psalm 147:7, 8; “God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof. For he looketh to the ends of the earth, and seeth under the whole heaven; To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure. When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder-“ Job 28:23-26; “He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by his understanding. When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens; and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth: he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures” –Jeremiah 51:15, 16; “And also I have withholden the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain upon one city, and caused it not to rain upon another city: one piece was rained upon, and the piece whereupon it rained not withered” – Amos 4:7.)
Iranian woman sent to prison for removing headscarf
July 10, 2018 — Israel National News reports: “An Iranian woman who removed her obligatory Islamic headscarf out of protest in December said Monday she has been sentenced to 20 years in prison, The Associated Press reported.
The woman, Shapark Shajarizadeh, posted on her personal website that she had been jailed for ‘opposing the compulsory hijab’ and ‘waving a white flag of peace in the street.’
There was no immediate comment from Iranian officials…” (As I reported in the March 2018 Intelligence Briefing – Why do women wear a hijab? The answer is simple. If they do not, they face assault, rape, and even death. Dawn Perlmutter wrote an article entitled: “Hijab Shame: Rape, Murder, and Loss of Face” – https://www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/269304/hijab-shame-rape-murder-and-loss-face-dawn-perlmutter I encourage you to go back and read her article.)
Iran: Protesters Chant ‘Death to Palestine’ in Tehran’s Grand Bazaar
June 26, 2018 — Breitbart.com reports: “Thousands of Iranians reportedly took to Tehran’s historic Grand Bazaar on Monday, forcing its shutdown in protest over the Islamic Republic’s decision to spend money on Iran’s adventurism abroad instead of helping fuel its troubled economy at home, where over 40 percent of its population is unemployed…
In what appears to be a stunning turn away from Iran’s generally anti-Semitic stance, which is replete with chants of ‘Death to Israel’ and ‘Death to America’ – both long considered the ‘little Satan’ and ‘great Satan’ by the regime – Iranian protesters were chanting ‘Death to Palestine!’…” (Iran has been in the midst of protests that began in December 2017, and have continued into 2018. With the Iranian nuclear deal in 2015, many Iranians hoped that the relief from sanctions would result in prosperity for the average Iranian, instead the majority of the funds went to state firms that are controlled by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Now that President Trump has withdrawn the U.S. from that deal, the unrest in Iran is increasing. See the next report.)
Pompeo to urge Iranians abroad to ‘support’ anti-regime protests
July 23, 2018 — SpaceDaily.com reports: “US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo plans on Sunday to urge members of the Iranian diaspora to ‘support’ protesters in Iran, as the Trump administration hints at a desire for regime change in Tehran after turning its back on the Iranian nuclear accord.
President Donald Trump — who has made the Islamic republic a favorite target since his unexpected rapprochement with North Korea — decided on May 8 to restore all the sanctions that had been lifted as part of the multi-nation agreement aimed at preventing Iran from developing nuclear weapons…”
‘Iran seeks to take control of Mecca and Medina
July 9, 2018 — Israel National News reports: “The chairman of the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, MK Avi Dichter (Likud), spoke at a conference of the International Institute for Strategic Leadership Talks on Sunday afternoon and gave an overview of strategic and security issues in the Middle East and around the world…
‘Why is a superpower as powerful as Iran sacrificing so much against the whole world, against Sunni states, and other Arab countries? When you look at their corridor strategy understand the purpose. The Gulf States do not really have strong military forces (Kuwait and Qatar).
‘The Iranians know that although Saudi Arabia is a huge country, if they recruit more Arab states over time, one day they will succeed in fighting against Saudi Arabia not only in a military war but also in a religious one,’ Dichter said…” (Iran’s Supreme Leader Khamenei has been very critical of Saudi Arabia for what he calls its mismanagement of the haj pilgrimage. In September 2015, a crush, or stampede took place just east of Mecca. Saudi Arabia claims that only 800 pilgrims were killed, while others put the death toll at over 2,000 – including at least 400 Iranians. Since Mecca and Medina are the holiest sites in Islam, there is great prestige in controlling them. Saudi Arabia is primarily Sunni Muslim, while Iran is Shiite so there is an element of religious war in this. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4-7: “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in my name, saying, I am Christ; and shall deceive many. And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.”)