18 octombrie 2021

Iran seeks to add Beirut to list of capitals it controls


Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Ayatollah Ali Khamenei , the supreme leader of the Islamic Republic of Iran, has made no secret of his wish to dominate the Middle East.His policy of aggressive expansionism has seen him spend over $100 billion backing Bashar al-Assad 's bloody civil war in Syria, approaching its 11th year. He has funded, supplied and controlled the brutal Shi'ia militias in neighboring Iraq, fashioning them into the ruthless Hashd al-Shabi Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), whose pro-Iranian [...]