Iran Revolutionary Guards

Arrests of Several Dual-National Iranians Could Be Politically Motivated

BEIRUT/WASHINGTON, July 18 – Montreal academic Homa Hoodfar was preparing to return to Canada from Iran in March when agents from Iran’s powerful paramilitary Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps raided her Tehran home and took her laptop, phone, books and passport, her family said. Over the course of the next three months, Hoodfar, an Iranian, Canadian

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Big Guards-Owned Company May Lose Out as Iran Economy, Politics Shift

By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, May 26 – Long used to lucrative state contracts, Iran’s biggest construction company faces leaner times, as overseas firms better able to attract financing push for orders in an economy trying to open to the world after years of sanctions. The misfortunes of Khatam al Anbia Construction Headquarters (KAA) are an

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For Iran and Hezbollah, A Costly Week in Syria

By Tom Perry and Babak Dehghanpisheh BEIRUT, May 14  – A rebel onslaught on the town of Khan Touman near Aleppo last week delivered one of the biggest battlefield setbacks yet to the coalition of foreign Shiite fighters waging war on behalf of Syrian President Bashar al Assad. Reports put the death toll among the

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Missiles, Not Talks, Key to Iran’s Future: Khamenei

DUBAI, March 30  – Iran’s top leader on Wednesday said missiles were key to the Islamic Republic’s future, offering support to the hardline Revolutionary Guards that have drawn criticism from the West for testing ballistic missiles. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei supported last year’s nuclear deal with world powers but has since called for Iran

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U.S., at U.N., To Raise Iran’s “Dangerous” Missile Tests

By Louis Charbonneau UNITED NATIONS, March 12 – The United States will raise during U.N. Security Council consultations next week the issue of Iran‘s recent ballistic missile launches and is urging countries to cooperate on undermining Tehran’s missile program, the U.S. envoy to the United Nations said on Friday. “We will raise these dangerous launches directly at

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Revolutionary Guards Commander Says Iran’s Missile Work Will Not Stop

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA, March 10 – A senior Revolutionary Guards commander has said that Iran’s ballistic missile programme will not stop under any circumstances and that Tehran has missiles ready to be fired, according to Iranian state television. Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh made his comments after a series of ballistic missile tests conducted

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Iran Tests More Missiles, ‘Capable of Reaching Israel’

By Sam Wilkin and Bozorgmehr Sharafedin DUBAI, March 9 – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) test-fired two ballistic missiles on Wednesday morning that it said were designed to be able to hit Israel, defying a threat of new sanctions from the United States. The launches followed the test-firing of several missiles on Tuesday as

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Iran Revolutionary Guards Conduct Ballistic Missile Test

DUBAI, March 8 (Reuters) – Iran test-fired several ballistic missiles from silos across the country on Tuesday, the official website of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) said, defying recent U.S. sanctions on its missile program. The test was intended “to show Iran’s deterrent power and also the Islamic Republic’s ability to confront any threat

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