January 7, 2020 Special Announcements No. 858

MEMRI Iran Studies Project Adds 36 New Translations And Research, Following Killing Of IRGC Qods Force Commander Soleimani

January 7, 2020
Special Announcements No. 858

WASHINGTON, DC – Following the January 3 killing of Qassem Soleimani in Iraq, MEMRI has added new translations and research to its Iran Studies Project archive. MEMRI maintains the largest archive of translated Iranian media from the past two decades as part of its Iran Studies Project. The new reports and clips include archival translations of statements by Qassem Soleimani as well as initial reactions from Iranian government, military, religious, and media figures. MEMRI has also covered what media are saying in Arabic, Turkish, and Urdu media. In the coming days, many other translations, reports, and videos will be added to our archives.

The MEMRI Iran Studies Project, headed by native-born Iranians, is the only research project in the world that monitors and analyzes materials from the Iranian media on a day-to-day basis. It has produced hundreds of hours of translations from Iran's most important media outlets and websites, including over 40 newspapers and more than 30 TV channels. Also, it has published hundreds of original analyses on issues of vital importance, such as Iran's pursuit of nuclear and ballistic missile capability and its expansion of its military; the increasing activity of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) within the country and the IRGC Qods Force outside its borders; political revolt in the country and its violent suppression by the regime; speeches and statements by military leaders including Defense Minister Gen. Amir Hatami and Esmail Ghaani, successor to Qods Force commander Qassem Soleimani; speeches by leaders including Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rohani; sermons by senior religious figures; and more.

The project also monitors reformists, including women's and human rights activists and others, in the country.  

Some of the Iranian TV channels whose content MEMRI translates are: Al-Alam TV; IRINN TV; Press TV; IRIB Ofogh TV; IRIB/Jaam-E-Jam1 TV; IRIB/Jaam-E-Jam2 TV; IRIB/Jaam-E-Jam3TV; Channel 1 (Iran); Channel 2 (Iran); Channel 3 (Iran); Channel 4 (Iran); Channel 5 (Iran); Tehran TV; Al-Kawthar TV; Bushehr TV; Dena TV; Esfahan TV; Fars TV; Hamoon TV; Jaam-E-Jam3; Kerman TV; Khorasan Jonoobi TV; Khorasan Razabi TV; Khorasan Shomali TV; Khozestan TV; Koran TV; Mazandaran TV; Sahand TV; Sahar TV; Tasnim News Agency; and Yazd TV.

Some of the Iranian print media and websites covered by MEMRI are:; IRNA; ISNA; ILNA; Javan;;;;; Tasnim; Basirat; Sepah News; Kayhan; Mehr; Mashreq; Al-Dustour; Asr-e Iran;;;;;;; and, among others.

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Latest Clips And Reports From MEMRI Iran Studies Project

New MEMRI TV clips on reactions to the killing of Qods Force commander Soleimani include translations of statements by Iranian, Iraqi, Lebanese, Turkish, and Afghan figures, among others:

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"

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 Like 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

Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami in Tehran Sermon Pledges Vengeance against US; Resistance in Iraq Must Say: "Yankees Get Lost!"

Iranian Defense Minister General Amir Hatami: Retaliation for Soleimani's "Martyrdom" May Take Place Anywhere in the World

New Qods Force Commander Esmail Ghaani: We will Remove American Presence from the Region and Bring About Global Rule of Hidden Imam

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to Family of Qasem Soleimani: Everybody Will Avenge His Blood; America's Evil Hand Will Be Severed from the Region

In Iran, "Gift" Of $80 Million Offered For Head Of "Crazy Little Man With Yellow Hair"" - Trump

Lebanese Political Analyst Faysal Abdel Sater on Al-Jazeera: Iranian Retaliation is Inevitable, Could Be Anywhere in the World; There Are 52 U.S. States

Former Iranian Diplomat Amir Musawi on Al-Jazeera: Iran has a Black List of U.S. Politicians and Military Officers; The Iranian Hand will Reach Them

Mohammad Marandi, Head of American Studies at Tehran University on Al-Jazeera: American, Western Citizens Should Leave the Region Immediately

IRGC Spokesman Gen. Sharif Bursts into Tears while Discussing Soleimani's Death, Adds: Before Long, the Joy of the Americans and Zionists over Soleimani's Killing Will Turn into Grief

Worshippers Burst into Tears When News Breaks of Soleimani Killing; Preacher: He Was an Agent of Unity between Muslims and Jews

Iranian TV Announcement about U.S. Killing of IRGC Quds Force Commander Qasem Soleimani: He Met His Creator with Gratitude for Years of Jihad

The new MEMRI reports include reactions from Iranian, Turkish, Iraqi, Lebanese, South Asian, and Russian media, among others:

An Iranian Attack On The U.S. Homeland May Already Be In The Works

The Iran-U.S. Crisis Following Soleimani's Killing – Analysis And Assessment: Part I

After Gen. Soleimani's Death In U.S. Drone Strike, Pakistani Government And Military Call For 'Constructive Engagement' And 'De-Escalation Of Tensions'

Iranian Government Outlets: Turkish President Erdoğan Offered Condolences To Iranian President Rohani Over Killing Of 'Martyr Soleimani'

Reactions In Iraq To Parliamentary Decision Demanding That Iraqi Government End Foreign Military Presence In Iraq

Lebanese Pro-Hizbullah Daily Lists U.S. Bases In Middle East As 'Possible Targets'

Reactions In South Asian Newspapers To Assassination Of Qasem Soleimani

Shi'ite Militias In Bahrain And Saudi Arabia Threaten To Avenge Soleimani And Al-Muhandis By Targeting U.S. Interests

Russia’s Officials And Media Commentators React To The Killing Of Soleimani

Iranian Government Outlets: Turkish President Erdoğan Offered Condolences To Iranian President Rohani Over Killing Of 'Martyr Soleimani'

Al-Jazeera Reporting Following Soleimani's Killing: Retaliation Is 'Something Absolute And Inevitable' And Its Arena Will Stretch From Palestine To Uzbekistan

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'

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


From The MEMRI Archives: Reports And Clips On IRGC Qods Force Commander Qassem Soleimani

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