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Iran Focus

London, 30 Apr - After the 1979 revolution, Iran became a nation militarily divided. It’s leaders were suspicious of the armed forces because of their allegiance to the shah, so the revolutionaries formed the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRCG).

Although the IRCG is 55 years younger than the Iranian army, the army became subservient to the IRCG, who receive a greater amount of funding and the best military hardware.

According to an article by Track Persia, a Platform run by analysts dedicated to researching the Middle East, this may all soon change. Track Persia reports that the news from Tehran is that the army is about to shed its long-held defensive posture.

Iran Focus

London, 27 Apr - Qassem Soleimani, the commander of Iran’s elite Quds Force, was spotted in central Syria earlier this month. It is the same area where Syrian President Bashar al Assad’s forces had been fighting a surprise rebel offensive which resulted in a high number of casualties.

The Quds Force is a special forces branch of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

Iran Focus

London, 15 Apr - The presence of Iran all over the Middle East is becoming more and more obvious as the threat from the Islamic State lessens. In particular, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is extending its presence.

The IRGC has more resources than other terrorist groups could only hope for – in terms of both money and military resources. And it has a presence in all corners of the region.

Iran Focus

London, 26 Apr - A US destroyer was forced to alter its course in the Persian Gulf after it encountered a ship owned by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) which was acting provocatively, on Monday.

Lt. Ian McConnaughey, a spokesman for the Bahrain-based 5th Fleet, said that the Iranian vessel had its weapons manned and came within approximately 1,000 yards of the USS Mahan.

Iran Focus

London, 11 Apr - The Iranian Regime is seeking to destroy global trade through its violent attacks and menacing presence in the Strait of Hormuz.

Over the past few months, there have been numerous instances of foreign trade or naval ship being harassed or fired upon by the Iranian Regime or their terror proxies when attempting to sail through the Red Sea shipping lane.

Iran Focus

London, 19 Apr - Iran, Syria and North Korea are all run by power-hungry despots, who are intent on keeping their position no matter what the cost to the rest of the world or even their own people, but which of them may be worse than the others?

Jennifer Rubin, a conservative writer for the Washington Post, wrote an op-ed addressing the global threat posed by Iran and why it dwarfs that of Syria and North Korea.

Iran Focus

London, 11 Apr - Last week, the leading Iranian opposition group, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), held a press conference in London to expose the growing commercial empire of the Iranian Regime’s terror squad.

All of the money from the businesses is funnelled into terrorist activity in the middle east, which leads to terrorism around the globe.

Iran Focus

London, 18 Apr - The Trump administration is considering tougher sanctions on Iran, including using a much stricter interpretation on the current nuclear deal between Iran, the US and five other world powers.

A senior White House official told Foreign Policy that the Trump administration is considering being more rigorous with sanctions in the future, with the possibility of broadening US sanctions to include more companies that are linked with the Iranian terror squad, the IRGC.

Iran Focus

London, 7 Apr - Many have claimed that designating Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organisation (FTO) would violate the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. However, experts claim that this is not the case.

Executive director of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), and Iran expert, Mark Dubowitz, said before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday 5th April that the IRGC could be designated under executive order 13224. This is an order that was put in place after the 9/11 terrorist attacks to prevent funding for terrorism.

Iran Focus

London, 6 Apr - In the past two months, there have been several incidents of Iran harassing navy ships in the Persian Gulf, but according to a leading political scientist, they’re probably acting aggressively to make themselves seem like a strong county.

Dr Majid Rafizadeh, president of the International American Council, wrote on The National that Iran is attempting to show the Trump administration that they should not be messed with.

Iran Focus

London, 17 Apr - Iran has plans to strike Saudi Arabia from Yemen, according to a general from the Arab coalition forces fighting in support of the legitimate government in Yemen.

General Ahmed Asiri, the spokesman for Arab Coalition, revealed the shocking news during an exclusive interview with Al Arabiya General Manager Turki Aldakhil, last week.

Iran Focus

London, 6 Apr - The Saudi-led military alliance is fighting against terrorism, not Iran, according to Pakistan’s Foreign Minister.

Tehmina Janjua made this clear to Pakistani parliamentarians at a meeting of the National Assembly Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on Tuesday.

The alliance, which comprises of 41 members, is being headed by Pakistan’s former Army Chief General (retd) Raheel Sharif.

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