Israeli military targeting southern Syria, according to Syrian state media. Explosions heard near Damascus.

#Iran-linked sites are checkered across this area of southern Syria.

Note: IRGC-affiliated aircraft were en route to Damascus earlier today, via @AuroraIntel.
Video of Syrian air defense units active in southern #Syria.

Preliminary information indicates a number of military sites being targeted in Quneitra province near the Syrian-Israeli border, via @evacool_.
Israeli attack reportedly targeted sites at Damascus International Airport and the southern region.

More footage of Syrian air defense units active.
More footage of Syrian air defense units engaging the Israeli attack.

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4 Feb
#Iran official identified an undercover agent was convicted of masterminding a thwarted bomb attack against an exiled Iranian opposition group in 2018 & sentenced to 20 years in prison seeing his claim of diplomatic immunity rejected.
A court in Belgium convicted Iranian "diplomat" Assadollah Assadi of attempted terrorist murder and participation in the activities of a terrorist group.

The case has shone a light on #Iran's international operations just as it hopes the arrival of new US President Joe Biden will herald a loosening of sanctions.
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#Iran opposition briefing examining implications of today’s Belgian court conviction of the Iranian regime’s top diplomat of state-sanctioned terrorism & Foreign Ministry’s role in 2018 Paris bombing plot.
NCRI Foreign Affairs Committee member Farzin Hashemi
"It is important in the U.S. and Europe to take this matter very seriously and make sure the right policy is adopted."

"There were a series of acts that show this is a country that has acted with impunity and audacity and against the norms of civil society."

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Belgian court sentences Iranian diplomat Assadollah Assadi to 20 years in jail on charges of a bomb plot targeting a 2018 opposition rally north of Paris.

-Belgian court stripped #Iran's diplomat-terrorist Assadollah Assadi of his diplomatic immunity
-Bomb was tested in Iran
-Bomb was transferred in diplomatic suitcase of Assadi from Tehran to Vienna.

Nasimeh Naami—18 years in jail
Mehrdad Arefani—17 yrs
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Iranian diplomat convicted of planning bomb attack against exiled opposition group in France, given 20-year sentence
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#Iran’s “diplomat” Assadollah Assadi is awaiting a ruling tomorrow in a Belgian court his role in a foiled bomb plot targeting an opposition rally in June 2018.

@eu_eeas should stand firm & impose justice as deserved.

#Iran is the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism.

A regime terror team is on trial for plotting to bomb an opposition rally in 2018.

Appeasing the terrorist mullahs should end once & for all.

#Iran is responsible for the attempted bomb attack by a diplomat and several others at an event held by an exiled Iranian opposition group in France in 2018, the civil party’s lawyer Rik Vanreusel says.


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#Iran's "moderate" President @HassanRouhani:
-No article of the 2015 nuclear deal (#JCPOA) will be changed.
-No individual (party) will be added to the JCPOA either.
-The Americans should know that to this day they
have been in violation of UN Security Council Resolution 2231.
Former Iranian diplomat Amir Mousavi
-#Iran doesn’t need nuclear weapons to “put an end” to the Zionist entity [Israel]
–However, @khamenei_ir might resort to changing fatwa banning nuclear weapons.

@SecBlinken @jakejsullivan @StateDept
"We haven't... had any discussions with the Iranians, and I wouldn't expect we would until those initial steps go forward," said U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price on the #Iran nuclear deal.
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#Iran's chief apologist @JZarif hosted a Taliban delegation today in Tehran.

Iran's regime has long had close contact & relations with the Taliban. See thread below for more on ties between Tehran & the Taliban.

April 29, 2013
#Iran's dictator Ali @Khamenei_ir meeting with a Taliban delegation on the sidelines of the ‘Scholars and Islamic Awakening’ conference in Tehran.
#Iran also has ties with Al-Qaeda

Senior IRGC member:
-[In 1990s] we were in Bosnia as Red Crescent providing military training to jihadists.
-We were w/ Al-Qaeda. They learned our style.
-We established jihadi units w/ [extremists] from across the globe.
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