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Reuters: Iran has significantly stepped up military support to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in recent months, solidifying its position alongside Russia as the government's lifeline in an increasingly sectarian civil war, Western diplomats said.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Oct. 28 - The “Mohammad Rassoul-o Allah Garrison” of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has been recruiting among villagers in various regions, in particular in the oil-rich southwestern Province of Khuzistan.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Aug. 13 - Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is running a major smuggling network from the southern Iranian island of Qeshm, situated in the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf below the port city of Bandar Abbas in mainland Iran, according to a leaked IRGC internal report.

Iran Focus: London, Jul. 26 - Iran's new ambassador to Iraq, Hassan Danaifar, a Baghdad native who was expelled from Iraq and rose through the ranks of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, reportedly is assuming the post more than six months after being appointed.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Jul. 04 - Nearly a million Iranian children - mostly girls - are married due to provisions in Iran's Islamic marriage laws which allow the existence of child wives, according to an official with knowledge of the matter.

Iran Focus: Tehran, Jun. 20 – An Iranian cleric who is little known in the West is heading an intelligence operation that was formed only last year to counter political unrest, and which has rapidly become the Tehran regime’s main security force.

Iran Focus: Tehran, May 29 - Iran is spending millions of dollars and reorganising the paramilitary Bassij Force to attract new volunteers following low morale and widespread defections during last year’s anti-government nationwide uprising.

Iran Focus: London, May 23 - Iran announced on Friday that it had officially protested to the United Nations against the United States for denying a visa to its deputy foreign minister. Iran Focus has learnt that the US may have rejected the visa request because the diplomat, Mohammad Mehdi Akhondzadeh Basti, had in fact played a key role in the assassination of a prominent Iranian opposition leader near Geneva in 1990.

Iran Focus: Tehran, May 16 – It is an open secret that huge sums of money go missing from the Iranian budget each year, much of it lining the pockets of senior officials and top institutes that back hard-line President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.  However, enormous funding has also officially been allocated in the budget to Ahmadinejad’s personal office. The official budget has allocated funds for the following entities and individuals:

Iran Focus: London, 14 May - For more than 30 years, Iran has been run on Ayatollah Khomeini's theory of velayat-e faqih, or supreme rule of religious jurisprudence. Khomeini promoted this principle from the outset of the 1979 revolution and for 10 years held the title of Supreme Leader.

Iran Focus: Tehran, May 13 - As Iran's international isolation grows over its failure to forge an agreement with the major world powers on its uranium enrichment, there has been a flurry of resignations among experts working on Tehran's missile programs in the Iranian Aerospace Organization (IAO).

Iran Focus: London, May 11 - The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps constitutes the backbone of clerical rule in Iran and is controlled directly by supreme leader Ali Khamenei. Most trade and oil contracts signed by Iran necessarily involve the IRGC. The first part of our overview of the IRGC focuses on its economic enterprises.

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