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Iran’s Region-wide Influence Contributes to Syrian Army’s Advances in Aleppo

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INU - Syrian rebels in eastern Aleppo are under serious threat from forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. NBC News has described government forces as having “laid waste” to that area of Aleppo province, where the vast majority of participants in the Syrian Civil War hold some territory and are engaged in multilateral conflicts. Assad and his foreign backers have been widely criticized for focusing their efforts on moderate rebels in the eastern part of the city of Aleppo, while de-emphasizing the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

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State Department Cable is Part of Wider Opposition to White House Middle East Policy

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INU - On Friday, it was widely reported that 51 American diplomats had come out in opposition to current White House policy toward Syria, utilizing State Department internal channels established to allow for the expression of dissent without fear of reprisal. Reports have indicated that the use of these channels is by no means uncommon, but also that the number of individuals signing onto the latest expression of dissent is perhaps unprecedented.

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Massive Condemnation for Last Week’s Allepo Attacks

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INU - 
The United States believes two Russian aircraft attacked a Humanitarian Aid convoy near Aleppo, officials said yesterday, 20 September.  As reported on an articlein Euractive the next day, the EU has spoken out too about the deadly attack on a humanitarian convoy, but hasn’t pointed its finger at Russia, although the incident, in which 18 trucks were convoy were destroyed, may halt diplomatic efforts regarding the civil war, now in its sixth year.

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Iran Seeks to Reinforce Cooperation with Russia in Syrian Crisis

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INU - On Thursday, the Associated Press reported that Iran was hosting a trilateral meeting involving its own defense minister and those of Russia and Syria, in an attempt to expand coordination over the defense of embattled Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad. The meeting comes in the immediate wake of a number of significant developments, some of which encourage the continuation of Iran’s tripartite alliance, and some of which threaten to undermine it.

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Iraq policy group critical of meddling by Iran

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INU - In a press release issued on Wednesday by the European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA), Struan Stevenson, a former Conservative MEP representing Scotland in the European Parliament from 1999 until his retirement in 2014, who is now the President of the European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA), issued a strong statement.  Mr. Stevenson, who also chaired the Friends of a Free Iran Intergroup (Caucus) in the European Parliament for over 10 years, and was President of the Parliament’s Delegation for Relations with Iraq from 2009 to 2014, spoke on the eve of a major seminar in the House of Commons.

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Bahrain Terror Network Highlights Danger of Iranian Influence

By INU Staff
INU - On Tuesday, the Global Post reported that the coast guard of the island nation of Bahrain had intercepted and arrested eight individuals who had been attempting to flee by speedboat to the Islamic Republic of Iran. Seven of the eight individuals had been convicted of terrorist activity, and the eighth was the subject of a warrant for arrest on similar charges. Furthermore, the Global Post reported that the would-be escape had been organized by two other individuals who previously escaped to Bahrain after one had been given a life sentence and the other 10 years.

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