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Selection of English media coverage of Naame Shaam’s report ‘Iran in Syria’

Below is a selection of English media coverage of Naame Shaam’s report Iran in Syria – From an Ally of the Regime to an Occupying Force, which was released on 9 November 2014.

For Arabic media coverage, see here.


Iran as an Occupying Force in Syria
Fouad Hamdan and Shiar Youssef, Middle East Institute, 17 December 2014

A Naame Shaam OpEd summarising the ‘Iran in Syria’ report and its policy recommendations.

Read the full article on the Middle East Institute website.


With new report, Congress gains ammo to fight Iran deal
Huffington Post, 21 November 2014

A new report blasting Iran for its involvement in the Syrian civil war is drawing attention in the nation’s capital just as U.S. officials sit down with Iranians in Vienna in a last-ditch effort to reach a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program.

Staffers for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which would be responsible for the legislation imposing those new sanctions, were briefed on the report earlier this week, according to sources with knowledge of the briefing.

Read the full article on the Huffington Post website


Obama, Khamenei and the making of Syrian tragedy
Hisham Melhem, Al-Arabiya English, 15 November 2014

A new report published by the campaign group Naame Shaam, which is funded and led by the Netherland-based Rule of Law Foundation, chronicles in shocking details Iran’s domination of Syria. The report, “Iran in Syria: from an ally of the regime to an occupying force,” provides a wealth of information and many examples and case studies of human rights violations, including war crimes committed in Syria by Iranian-controlled militias.

Read the full article on Al-Arabiya’s website


The Iranian regime in the Syrian war: report
Now Media, 10 November 2014

NOW received the following report summary from Naame Shaam, a group of Iranian, Syrian and Lebanese activists and citizen-journalists, which [was] interviewed [by] NOW in April [2014].

The report focuses on uncovering the role of the Iranian regime in Syria and is the result of a year of Naame Shaam’s work. It draws largely on information gathered from monitoring Syrian, Iranian and the international media’s coverage of events in Syria. The majority of the information and sources found in the report are thus in the public domain.

Read the full article on Now’s website


Will Iran Sell Out Al Qaeda for Nukes?
The Daily Beast, 25 September 2014

Naame Shaam has produced a 105-page report on Iran’s mischief inside Syria and its ties to al Qaeda, al Nusra, and ISIS. Al Qaeda and ISIS are under orders not to attack inside Iran in order to preserve their supply network there, the report states. The U.S. government concurs.

Read the full article on the Daily Beast website


End the Iranian occupation of Syria
Peace Fare, 20 November 2014

The Naame Shaam report also concludes that Iran is an occupying force in Syria. It presents legal arguments for addressing the war in Syria as an international conflict that involves a foreign occupation…

Read the full article on the Peace Fare website


New Narrative on the Syrian Revolution and the War in Syria
Change Now! (The Arab Network for the Study of Democracy), 17 November 2014

The following narrative is based on Naame Shaam’s 2014 report Iran in Syria: From an Ally of the Regime to an Occupying Force (henceforth ‘the Report’).

Read the full article on the Change Now! website


«Le régime syrien n’existe plus de facto»
L’Orient le Jour, 1 December 2014

Pour Fouad Hamdan, activiste et fondateur du groupe Naame Shaam, Téhéran est aujourd’hui une force d’occupation et non plus seulement l’allié de Damas.

Read the full interview in French on L’Orient le Jour’s website. You can also find a copy of the interview on our website.

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