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Iran’s Army Denies Direct Involvement in Syria, Speaks of “Volunteers”

DUBAI, April 20 – Iran’s army chief said on Wednesday the forces it had deployed in Syria in the first such operation abroad since the 1979 revolution were volunteers working under Revolutionary Guards supervision, and the regular army was not directly involved. The Islamic Republic announced this month that it had sent commandos from the

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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 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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Behind the Scenes of U.S. Sailors’ Release from Iran

By Warren Strobel and Matt Spetalnick WASHINGTON, Jan 14 – Iran’s detention of 10 U.S. sailors on Tuesday set off a furious round of meetings in both Washington and Tehran. Anxious officials in both capitals had the same goal: to ensure the incident did not torpedo a historic nuclear accord between two countries with a

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