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Iran Focus

London, 21 Jul - According to Iran’s state run television, Mohammad Ali Jafari responded to the new U.S. sanctions over Iran's ballistic missile program by warning, "If the United States wants to pursue sanctions against Iran's defenses and the Guards, then it has to move its regional bases to a distance of about 1,000 km (620 miles) around Iran.” He said additionally, that the U.S. should also "be aware that it would pay a high price for any miscalculations.”

Iran Focus

London, 21 Jul - Saudi Media reported on Wednesday, July 19, 2017,"The Special Court for Terrorism and National Security has tried two Iranians in Riyadh on charges of espionage for the Iran regime.

According to the indictment issued against the defendants, the two convicts exchanged information with Iran about the 1200-kilometer oil pipeline between the Abqaiq City (on the Persian Gulf Coast) and Yanbu (on the Red Sea Coast). According to the figures, 5 million oil barrels are transferred through this pipeline daily.

Iran Focus

London, 18 Jul - The Iranian Regime’s personal terror squad, the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), have threatened to attack US troops in the Middle East if the US goes ahead with the designation of the IRGC as a foreign terrorist organisation (FTO).

Major General Mohammad Baqeri, a senior commander in the IRGC, threatened that if the designation goes ahead and further sanctions are applied, then it would be dangerous for US troops in the Middle East.

Iran Focus

London, 20 Jul - In a new report on Wednesday, the Trump administration said that Iran continues to be the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism. The report also noted that between 2015 and 2016 the number of terrorist attacks has declined, globally.

The State Department’s annual “Country Reports on Terrorism” said that Iran was firm in its backing of anti-Israel groups as well as proxies that have destabilized conflicts in Iraq, Syria and Yemen. Additionally, Iran continues to recruit in Afghanistan and Pakistan for Shiite militia members to fight in Syria and Iraq, and Iranian support for Lebanon’s Hezbollah movement remains unchanged.

Iran Focus

London, 17 Jul - Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) represents a bigger terror threat than even ISIS according to high ranking people in the US Defence sector.

James Woolsey, the director of the Central Intelligence Agency, and Peter Vincent Pry, chief of staff of the congressional EMP Commission and served on the House Armed Services Committee and the CIA, wrote an oop-ed for the Washington Post in which they discussed that the IRGC is a bigger terror threat than ISIS in terms of size, advanced weaponry, and state support.

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