Iran Studies Project

Lt.-Gen (Ret.) Vincent R. Stewart, MEMRI Board of Advisors Chairman and Special Advisor, Testifies Before The U.S. House Committee On Homeland Security On 'U.S.-Iran Tensions: Implications For Homeland Security'
IRGC-Affiliated Strategist Abbasi: 'Every Navy Patrol... Should Catch 10-20 Americans' For Ransom – To Solve Our Economic Problems
IRGC-Affiliated Strategist Hassan Abbasi: The IRGC Should “Generate Income” by Capturing Americans and Demanding Ransom for Them; This Is the Way to Solve Our Economic Problems
Al-Arabiya: Leaked Documents Suggest Iraq Is Helping Iran Defy Sanctions
U.K.-Based Iranian Researcher Dr. Alireza Nourizadeh: Khamenei Has Lost Control over Iran
Mashhad Friday Sermon by Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda: Iran Must Fight America like a Goat Fights a Predator Wolf; Presence of U.S. Bases Is Dangerous for the Gulf Countries
New Qods Force Commander Esmail Ghaani: We will avenge Soleimani’s Blood with the Efforts of All Free Men Around the World
Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin to Hizbullah TV: Soleimani’s Killing was Illegal; He was a “Fighter for Justice and for the Rights of the Peoples”
Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei at Tehran Friday Sermon: The ‘Bitter Incident of the Plane Crash’ must not Overshadow the IRGC ‘Crush’ of U.S. Bases and Tens of Millions Attending Soleimani’s Funeral
Abdul Hakim Awad, Member of Fatah Revolutionary Council: “Quds Force Commander” Is an Empty Title; Qasem Soleimani, Iran Have Done Nothing for Jerusalem
Egyptian Cleric Muhammad Al-Zoghbi: Khamenei Was Crying at Soleimani’s Funeral because Iran’s Arms Have Been Cut off; This Is the End of the Iranian Regime
Editor Of Saudi Daily: Eliminating Soleimani Is Not Enough; Iran's Terror Network Spans Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon And Yemen
Soleimani, The Jihadis, And The Christians
Iranian Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda: U.K. Ambassador Should Be Chopped into Pieces; Hundreds of Thousands of U.S. Soldiers Were Killed in Our Missile Attack; Iranians Who Refused to Step on Flags of Israel, U.S. Should Be Court-Martialed, Executed
Kuwaiti TV Host Fajer Alsaeed: I Used to Think Iran Was Strong Until I Saw How It Retaliated against U.S. for Soleimani’s Killing; Iran Is All Talk
Yemeni Journalist Ahmed Al-Musaibily: Israel Is Our Number One Enemy but at Least It Does Not Try to Convert Muslims to Judaism the Same Way That Iran Converts Sunnis to Shia Islam
The Iranian People's Loss Of Faith In The Iranian Regime And Its Leader: 'Liar, Step Down!'
Russian Ambassador To Lebanon: The Assassination Of 'Our Comrade' Soleimani Is Condemnable; The U.S. Should Leave Syria, Iraq
Iranian Analysts: Protesters Are Acting at the Behest of “American Devils”; They Want to See More Bereaved Families; Even If There Are 10 More Similar Plane Incidents, It Will Be Nothing Compared to the "Main Event"
Fatah Anniversary Ceremony: Pledges to take up arms; Model Israeli Settlement Set on Fire
IRGC Commander-in-chief General Hossein Salami: I Wish I Had Crashed and Burned with the Ukrainian Plane; I Wish to be “Cut in Pieces and Sacrificed” for the Sake of the Iranian People
Commanders Of Shi'ite Militias In Iraq Continue To Threaten U.S. Forces While Seeking To Mend Internal Rifts
Gulf Cooperation Council Official: Persistent Military And Economic Pressure On Iran Is The Way To Bring it To The Negotiation Table
The Making Of A President?
Iranian General Hajizadeh in 2016: Air-Defense Operators Have the Authority to Fire Missiles without Permission; Hajizdeh in 2020: The Operator Failed to Ask for Permission Before Downing the Ukrainian Plane
General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, Commander of IRGC Aerospace Force: Missile Attack on U.S. Bases in Iraq Just the Beginning of Revenge; Many U.S. Casualties in Attack; Arab Countries must Expel U.S. Forces from Region or Else ‘Resistance’ Groups will Do So
Laya Joneydi, Legal Deputy to Iranian President Rouhani: Joining FATF Would Prevent U.S. Sanctions against Iran from Becoming Global Sanctions; If We Don’t Join, We Will Be Risking Our Trade Relations with Russia, China
Students at Beheshti University of Tehran Refuse to Walk Over U.S., Israel Flags, Boo People Who Do
Iranian Video Shows Assassination of Trump, Pompeo, Netanyahu in the White House in Revenge for the Killing of Soleimani
Russia's Officials And Media Commentators React To The Killing Of Soleimani – Part II
Iranians Take to the Streets after Government Admits to Shooting Down Ukrainian Flight 752, Chant: The Islamic Republic Needs to Be Destroyed! Death to the Leader!
Iraqi MP Dhafer Al-Ani: The Decision to Expel U.S. Forces Was a Hasty Decision, Strategic Mistake Made by Pro-Iranian Political Elite That Does Not Serve the Interests of the Iraqi People
Iraqi Media Hints Pro-Iran Militias Intimidating Staff Of U.S.-Funded Al-Hurra TV Following Soleimani Assassination; Misinformation Campaign Spreads False Statement Of Secretary Pompeo
Following Killing Of IRGC Qods Force Commander Soleimani, Lebanese, Syrian Press Reveal New Details About His Aid To The Assad Regime And Hizbullah, His Struggle Against The U.S., And The Arming Of Gaza Terrorist Organizations
General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, Commander of IRGC Aerospace Force: Killing President Trump and His Defense Secretary, Attacking Every U.S. Base Would Not Be Enough to Avenge Soleimani’s Blood
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: Iran’s Nuclear Industries Will Prosper in the Coming Years; American’s “leg” and “hand” will be cut off from the region; PMU, Hizbullah, Houthis are Not Iranian Proxies
Lt.-Gen (Ret.) Vincent R. Stewart, MEMRI Board of Advisors Chairman and Special Advisor, Testifies Before The U.S. House Committee On Homeland Security On 'U.S.-Iran Tensions: Implications For Homeland Security'
IRGC-Affiliated Strategist Abbasi: 'Every Navy Patrol... Should Catch 10-20 Americans' For Ransom – To Solve Our Economic Problems
Al-Arabiya: Leaked Documents Suggest Iraq Is Helping Iran Defy Sanctions
Editor Of Saudi Daily: Eliminating Soleimani Is Not Enough; Iran's Terror Network Spans Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon And Yemen
Soleimani, The Jihadis, And The Christians
The Iranian People's Loss Of Faith In The Iranian Regime And Its Leader: 'Liar, Step Down!'
Russian Ambassador To Lebanon: The Assassination Of 'Our Comrade' Soleimani Is Condemnable; The U.S. Should Leave Syria, Iraq
Commanders Of Shi'ite Militias In Iraq Continue To Threaten U.S. Forces While Seeking To Mend Internal Rifts
Gulf Cooperation Council Official: Persistent Military And Economic Pressure On Iran Is The Way To Bring it To The Negotiation Table
The Making Of A President?
Russia's Officials And Media Commentators React To The Killing Of Soleimani – Part II
Iraqi Media Hints Pro-Iran Militias Intimidating Staff Of U.S.-Funded Al-Hurra TV Following Soleimani Assassination; Misinformation Campaign Spreads False Statement Of Secretary Pompeo
Following Killing Of IRGC Qods Force Commander Soleimani, Lebanese, Syrian Press Reveal New Details About His Aid To The Assad Regime And Hizbullah, His Struggle Against The U.S., And The Arming Of Gaza Terrorist Organizations
Commanders Of Shi'ite Militias In Iraq Respond To Iranian Attack On U.S. Bases In The Country: The Iraqi Response Will Be No Less Extreme
Shi'ite Cleric Muqtada Al-Sadr Lashes Out At President Trump; Spokesperson Tones Down Earlier Statement On Harsher Actions Against U.S.
Iraqi Caretaker Prime Minister Counters Mark Esper's Remarks: 'Letter Notifying Of The U.S. Withdrawal Is Formal And Considered Official Notice And Iraq Will Abide By It'
Responses On White Supremacist Platforms To U.S. Killing Of IRGC Qods Force Commander Qassem Soleimani
An Iranian Attack On The U.S. Homeland May Already Be In The Works
Iranian Government Outlets: Turkish President Erdoğan Offered Condolences To Iranian President Rohani Over Killing Of 'Martyr Soleimani'
Shi'ite Militias In Iraq Threaten To Target U.S. Bases There: Iraqi Forces Should Keep Their Distance From These Bases; Our Missiles Are Prepared
Reactions To U.S. Killing Of IRGC Qods Force Commander Qassem Soleimani – Part I
Turkish Government, Press Respond To U.S. Killing Of IRGC Qods Force Commander Qassem Soleimani: 'The Bandit U.S. Is Pursuing A New Order In The Middle East,' U.S. And Israel 'Will Drown In The Clean Blood Of [Soleimani] And All The Martyrs'
From The MEMRI Archives: Reports And Clips On IRGC Qods Force Commander Qassem Soleimani
Archival: IRGC Qods Force Commander Soleimani: 'War Is A Grand School For Love, Morals, [And] Loyalty'
Archival: Iranian Campaign Touts IRGC Qods Force Commander Qassem Soleimani As 'Savior Of Iraq'; Soleimani: Iran Has Thousands Of Organizations Like Hizbullah; I Pray To Die A Martyr
Iranian Leader Khamenei In Response To Trump's Statements Blaming Iran For The Conflagration In Iraq: We Will Deal An Indiscriminate Blow To Anyone Who Threatens Us
Reactions To Attack On U.S. Embassy – PMU Leader: 'The Siege Of The U.S. Embassy In Tehran Back In 1979 Extends To Today's Siege Of The Embassy In Baghdad'
2019 Editor's Picks: MEMRI TV Clips From Iran
The Iranian Fuel Revolt Of 2019
Kuala Lumpur Summit 2019: A Bid By Qatar, Turkey, Malaysia, Iran To Challenge Saudi Arabia's Standing In Muslim World
Tunisian Columnist: The U.S. Is Deliberately Ignoring Qatar's Support For Terrorism And The Qatari-Iran Alliance – Despite Extensive Evidence Of Both
Rage In Lebanon Over Statements By Iranian IRGC Official Morteza Ghorbani Threatening To 'Level' Tel Aviv From Lebanon: Outrageous Comments That May Drag Lebanon Into A Devastating War
Editor In Chief Of Iranian Daily: 'UAE, A Virus Threatening Iraq'
Advisor At Iranian Embassy In Damascus: Opening Of Syria-Iraq Border – A Step Towards Creating Regional Bloc Comprising Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon
Iranian Quran Expert Bahrampur On National TV: Protesters Should Be Slaughtered Or Have Their Feet And Hands Chopped Off On Alternate Sides; If We Kill 10,000 Of Them, It Will Not Be An Exaggeration
Iranians Protest In The Wake Of Increase In Fuel Prices, Burn Police Vehicles, Throw Stones At Policemen, Chant: 'Death To You Khamenei', 'Death To The Dictator!'
The Iran-U.S. Crisis Part II – Iran, The Paper Tiger
The Iran-U.S. Crisis Following Soleimani's Killing – Analysis And Assessment: Part I
Even As UK, France Acknowledge That Iran Is Violating The JCPOA, The Trump Administration, After Ostensibly Withdrawing From It, Continues To Preserve It – By Means Of Its Waivers For Civilian Nuclear Cooperation With Iran
Despite The JCPOA, Iran Accelerates Its Nuclear Research And Development – While The U.S., After Leaving The JCPOA, In Fact Preserves It With Waivers For Member Countries Allowing Them To Help Iran Continue Civilian Nuclear Development
Struggle Between Russia, Iran For Control Over Syria's Centers Of Power
The Farce Of Iran's Breach Of Limit On Enriched Uranium: U.S. Never Had, Nor Does It Have Today, Any Clue Where The 8.5 Tons Of Enriched Uranium Ostensibly Shipped Out Of Iran In 2015 Are; Moreover, Russia Provided Iran With 200 Tons Of Yellowcake
Iranian Foreign Minister Zarif Reiterates Iran's Lie, Promoted By Obama Administration, That Supreme Leader Khamenei Issued Fatwa Banning Nuclear Weapons; No Such Fatwa Ever Existed
From The MEMRI Archives: The JCPOA Is A UN Security Council Resolution Granting Iran Nuclear State Status – Iran Will Never Withdraw From It And Its Threats To Do So Are Empty
How Will Iran Prevent The Export Of Oil From The Persian Gulf To World Markets?
The Trump Administration's Designation Of The IRGC As A Foreign Terror Organization – Goals And Impact
U.S.-Taliban Talks Yielding A Lasting Role For Turkey And Iran In Afghanistan
Dispute In Lebanon Over Iran's Offer To Equip Lebanese Army
Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei Announces The Goals Of 'The Second Phase Of The Islamic Revolution' For The Next 40 Years: 'The Challenge Is Mighty Iran's Presence At The Borders Of The Zionist Regime'
Iraq's Importance To The Survival Of Iran's Regime And Economy Following U.S. Sanctions
Websites Opposed To The Syrian Regime: Iran Continues To Consolidate Its Presence In Southern Syria, In Violation Of Understandings Between Russia, Israel, Jordan
The JCPOA Is A UN Security Council Resolution Granting Iran Nuclear State Status – Iran Will Never Withdraw From It And Its Threats To Do So Are Empty
The U.S.-Iran Confrontation – Possible Developments In Advance Of The November Sanctions
Contrary To The Understandings Reached With Russia, Iranian And Iran-Affiliated Forces Are Participating In The Fighting In Southern Syria
Iranian Regime Dealing With First Signs Of Economic Collapse
Facing New U.S. Comprehensive Strategy Against It, Iranian Regime Officials Cling To JCPOA – Which Gives Iran Nuclear State Status Under UN Security Council Resolution
Shift In Saudi Media's Attitude To Israel – Part I: Saudi Writers, Intellectuals: Iran Is More Dangerous Than Israel; Peace With It Is Vital In Order To Repel Iranian Threat
Facing New U.S. Comprehensive Strategy Against It, Iranian Regime, Helpless, Clings To The JCPOA And Europe As A Defense Umbrella Against The U.S.
Iranian Reactions To The Strategic Change In The U.S.'s Iran Policy And To Israel's Activity To Eliminate The Iranian Threat To It From Syria
Insights Following Exposure Of Iran's Military Nuclear Program – Part II: IAEA's Closure Of File On Iran's Possible Development Of Nuclear Weapons (PMD) Was Collusion By Obama Administration, Europeans, IAEA
Insights Following Exposure Of Iran's Military Nuclear Program – Part I: The Leadership Of Iran's Religious Regime Lies About Essential Islamic Matters, Manipulates Religion To Justify Its Grip On Power, Regional Expansion
Iranian Officials Respond To West's Demands Regarding Its Missile Program: Our Missile Production 'Has Increased Threefold'; 'Our Defensive Capabilities Cannot Be Stopped Or Curbed'
Iran Faces Strategic Decision – Whether To Respond To Israel's Operations Against Its Military Expansion In Syria, Which Could Lead To Iran-Israel War
Sharp Shifts In Saudi Policy On Syria Crisis: From Recognition Of Assad Regime To Willingness To Join Military Action Against Him
In Advance Of Iran's April 9 'Nuclear Technology Day': Developments In Iran's Nuclear Program, Deviations From JCPOA
Hamas Supporters Deeply Divided Over Movement's Links With Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)
Shifts In Iran's Strategy Against Israel – From Using Proxies To Direct Action: Iran-Operated Iranian Drone Enters Israeli Airspace
The Popular Uprising In Iran 2017-2018: The Role Played By President Rohani And The Reformists
The Popular Uprising In Iran 2017-2018: Lessons Learned By The Regime
Uprising In Iran 2017-2018 – Update
Intensive Discussions In Resistance Axis Ahead Of Possible Joint Confrontation With Israel; Syrian Daily: A Confrontation Is Inevitable
Concern In Jordan Over Pro-Iranian Forces On Border
IRGC-Affiliated Strategist Hassan Abbasi: The IRGC Should “Generate Income” by Capturing Americans and Demanding Ransom for Them; This Is the Way to Solve Our Economic Problems
U.K.-Based Iranian Researcher Dr. Alireza Nourizadeh: Khamenei Has Lost Control over Iran
Mashhad Friday Sermon by Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda: Iran Must Fight America like a Goat Fights a Predator Wolf; Presence of U.S. Bases Is Dangerous for the Gulf Countries
New Qods Force Commander Esmail Ghaani: We will avenge Soleimani’s Blood with the Efforts of All Free Men Around the World
Russian Ambassador to Lebanon Alexander Zasypkin to Hizbullah TV: Soleimani’s Killing was Illegal; He was a “Fighter for Justice and for the Rights of the Peoples”
Iranian Supreme Leader Khamenei at Tehran Friday Sermon: The ‘Bitter Incident of the Plane Crash’ must not Overshadow the IRGC ‘Crush’ of U.S. Bases and Tens of Millions Attending Soleimani’s Funeral
Abdul Hakim Awad, Member of Fatah Revolutionary Council: “Quds Force Commander” Is an Empty Title; Qasem Soleimani, Iran Have Done Nothing for Jerusalem
Egyptian Cleric Muhammad Al-Zoghbi: Khamenei Was Crying at Soleimani’s Funeral because Iran’s Arms Have Been Cut off; This Is the End of the Iranian Regime
Iranian Ayatollah Ahmad Alamolhoda: U.K. Ambassador Should Be Chopped into Pieces; Hundreds of Thousands of U.S. Soldiers Were Killed in Our Missile Attack; Iranians Who Refused to Step on Flags of Israel, U.S. Should Be Court-Martialed, Executed
Kuwaiti TV Host Fajer Alsaeed: I Used to Think Iran Was Strong Until I Saw How It Retaliated against U.S. for Soleimani’s Killing; Iran Is All Talk
Yemeni Journalist Ahmed Al-Musaibily: Israel Is Our Number One Enemy but at Least It Does Not Try to Convert Muslims to Judaism the Same Way That Iran Converts Sunnis to Shia Islam
Iranian Analysts: Protesters Are Acting at the Behest of “American Devils”; They Want to See More Bereaved Families; Even If There Are 10 More Similar Plane Incidents, It Will Be Nothing Compared to the "Main Event"
Fatah Anniversary Ceremony: Pledges to take up arms; Model Israeli Settlement Set on Fire
IRGC Commander-in-chief General Hossein Salami: I Wish I Had Crashed and Burned with the Ukrainian Plane; I Wish to be “Cut in Pieces and Sacrificed” for the Sake of the Iranian People
Iranian General Hajizadeh in 2016: Air-Defense Operators Have the Authority to Fire Missiles without Permission; Hajizdeh in 2020: The Operator Failed to Ask for Permission Before Downing the Ukrainian Plane
General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, Commander of IRGC Aerospace Force: Missile Attack on U.S. Bases in Iraq Just the Beginning of Revenge; Many U.S. Casualties in Attack; Arab Countries must Expel U.S. Forces from Region or Else ‘Resistance’ Groups will Do So
Laya Joneydi, Legal Deputy to Iranian President Rouhani: Joining FATF Would Prevent U.S. Sanctions against Iran from Becoming Global Sanctions; If We Don’t Join, We Will Be Risking Our Trade Relations with Russia, China
Students at Beheshti University of Tehran Refuse to Walk Over U.S., Israel Flags, Boo People Who Do
Iranian Video Shows Assassination of Trump, Pompeo, Netanyahu in the White House in Revenge for the Killing of Soleimani
Iranians Take to the Streets after Government Admits to Shooting Down Ukrainian Flight 752, Chant: The Islamic Republic Needs to Be Destroyed! Death to the Leader!
Iraqi MP Dhafer Al-Ani: The Decision to Expel U.S. Forces Was a Hasty Decision, Strategic Mistake Made by Pro-Iranian Political Elite That Does Not Serve the Interests of the Iraqi People
General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, Commander of IRGC Aerospace Force: Killing President Trump and His Defense Secretary, Attacking Every U.S. Base Would Not Be Enough to Avenge Soleimani’s Blood
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: Iran’s Nuclear Industries Will Prosper in the Coming Years; American’s “leg” and “hand” will be cut off from the region; PMU, Hizbullah, Houthis are Not Iranian Proxies
Senior Iranian Official Mohsen Rezaee: Fighters Permitted to Target U.S. Soldiers; Trump Has Crossed the Red Line
Hamas Political Bureau Chairman Ismail Haniyeh Eulogizes Soleimani in Tehran: He Is a Martyr for Jerusalem; He Gave the Palestinian Resistance What It Needed to Attain Its Current Power and Devotion
Dearborn, MI Imam Ibrahim Kazerooni Eulogizes Qasem Soleimani: He Brought Hope to the Marginalized and Fear to the Enemies of Islam
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei: Our Missile Attacks Were a “Slap” to the Americans; America’s Corrupting Presence in the Region Must Come to an End
Khamenei's Defense Advisor General Dehghan: If Trump’s Logic for Killing Soleimani Was Valid, Then the Iraqis Have the Right to Kill One Million Americans
IRGC Commander-in-Chief General Hossein Salami: “The Muslims Will Leave No Spot Anywhere Safe for the Americans”
Afghan MP Belquis Roshan: Soleimani Was Responsible for the Death of Thousands of Afghan Youth
Senior IRGC General Naqdi Predicts: Muslims Will Pull Americans out of Embassies and Military Bases and Hang Them Blindfolded from Trees
Senior IRGC Commander General Naqdi: White House Should Retreat from the Region or Order Coffins; The Zionists Should Go Back to Europe or Suffer “Decisive Blow”
Iranian Video Depicts Assassination of President Trump as Revenge for Soleimani’s Death; Caption Reads: “If You Begin the War, We Will End the War”
In Iran, "Gift" Of $80 Million Offered For Head Of "Crazy Little Man With Yellow Hair" - Trump
Hizbullah Sec.-Gen. Hassan Nasrallah: Everyone in the Region Should Seek Retribution; Trump will Lose the Elections when U.S. Troops Arrive in Coffins; Soleimani’s Shoe is Worth Trump’s Head
Iraqi Shiite Milita Leader Qais Khazali: American Forces Must Leave Iraq Now or Face Dire Consequences; We will Erase Israeli Entity from Existence