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US military setting new plans for Iran

Saturday, 14 October 2017

The US military said on Friday it was identifying new areas where it could work with allies to put pressure on Iran in support of President Donald Trump’s new strategy, which promises a far more confrontational approach to Tehran. Trump struck a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement on Friday in defiance of other world powers, choosing not to certify that Tehran is complying with the deal and warning he might ultimately terminate it. He also promised to address Iran more broadly, ...

Bahrain supports US policy and calls for curb of Iran's expansionist agenda

Saturday, 14 October 2017

The State of Bahrain welcomed all efforts to prevent Iran from financing terrorist militias and commended the strategy introduced by US President Donald Trump toward Tehran. The Bahraini government said in a statement that it is one of the countries most affected by the expansionist policy of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards. “The Kingdom of Bahrain welcomed the US strategy announced by President Donald H. Trump, President of the United States of America, in which he stressed that Iran is ...

US Treasury places Iran’s Revolutionary Guards under sanctions

Friday, 13 October 2017

The US Treasury Department announced on Friday that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard has been placed on the US sanctions list. The new sanctions included four entities, including a Chinese company, for its relationship with the Revolutionary Guards. US president, Donald Trump said his new strategy towards Iran would start by imposing sanctions on the Revolutionary Guard, who he described as a corrupt entity that has benefited from Iran’s wealth to spread chaos. He said the Revolutionary ...

New intelligence report reveals plot of IRGC mercenaries in Syria

Thursday, 12 October 2017

A report by the Paris-based Iranian opposition has revealed that Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards are amassing Afghan, Iraqi, Lebanese and Pakistani mercenaries in Syria to control a pivotal road between Iraq and Syria that reaches the eastern coast of the Mediterranean. The report published on Wednesday by the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) comes as the United States is reviewing the inclusion of the IRGC and associated militias on the US terrorism list. The IRGC has ...

Iran promises ‘crushing’ response if US designates Guards a terrorist group

Monday, 9 October 2017

Iran promised on Monday to give a “crushing” response if the United States designated its elite Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group. The pledge came a week before President Donald Trump announces final decision on how he wants to contain Tehran. He is expected on Oct 15 to will decertify the landmark international deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program, in a step that potentially could cause the 2015 accord to unravel. Trump is also expected to designate Iran’s most ...

Report: Iranian-backed spy ring in Saudi trained by IRGC in Mashhad

Monday, 28 August 2017

Members of an Iranian-backed spy ring currently on trial in Saudi Arabia received training at military sites of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, Saudi daily Okaz reported on Monday.According to the report, the spy ring - made up of Saudi nationals - utilized religious pilgrimages to a Holy Shiite shrine in the Iranian city of Mashhad to be trained at IRGC camps.One of the spy-ring members was arrested at King Fahad International Airport in Dammam as he was attempting to leave the country. ...

ANALYSIS: Al-Quds, Iran’s long arm in the region

Thursday, 24 August 2017

In the late 1980s, Iran’s revolutionary leader Ruhollah Khomeini built a force out of his infamous Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), and named this special elite unit al-Quds Force. Forged to spread Khomeini’s revolution to foreign lands, al-Quds became responsible for carrying out the IRGC’s extraterritorial operations. In no time, al-Quds became an effective force for exporting the Iranian revolution, first to neighbouring lands and then to countries across the globe. ...

US Navy: Iranian provocation ‘creates unnecessary risk of escalation’

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Despite increasing Iranian provocation, the “US Navy will continue to operate as it always has”, a senior commander told Al Arabiya English. The latest of these provocations came on August 13 when an Iranian drone came within 300 meters of US fighters near the USS Nimitz, and only six days earlier, the Navy said an Iranian drone came within only 30 meters of an F-18 preparing to land on the carrier. Since January, Iranian forces were involved in 14 unsafe or unprofessional ...

Mossad spies in close quarter to Supreme Leader : Iranian press

Friday, 11 August 2017

Iranian media has reported that the country’s intelligence services over the past few weeks have arrested a number of people tied closely to the supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) charging them with espionage for the Israeli Mossad. Parliament member Mahmoud Sadeqi revealed to local media that two members of the Iranian Strategic Center for Soft,War known as Ammariyon, headed by hardline cleric, Mehdi Taib. The cleric has close links with ...

ANALYSIS: IRGC bypass sanctions through Rouhani's 'smile diplomacy'

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

 This week marks the beginning of Hassan Rouhani’s second presidential term, which is vital for the existence of the ruling theocracy in Iran. In his inauguration speech, Rouhani described his plans to have high level relationships with world. However after the speech, Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei called for standing against America. At first glance, there seems to be a significant conflict of priority, but in reality this is just a political deception directed by these two clerics. On ...

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