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  • Iran airs video of close encounter with USS Theodore Roosevelt in Strait of Hormuz

    09/29/2018 3:35:27 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 10 replies
    cbs ^ | September 29, 2018, 10:42 AM
    Iran's state TV has broadcast footage purporting to show a close encounter between the Revolutionary Guard's navy and the USS Theodore Roosevelt. The incident purportedly happened in the strategic Strait of Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, the passageway for nearly a third of all oil traded by sea. Saturday's footage is likely meant as a show of strength amid new U.S. sanctions on Iran and the Trump administration plans to bring Iranian oil exports down to zero. In the video, Guard speedboats are seen closing in on the U.S. carrier. Iranian sailors then warn the Americans over radio communication to...
  • Iran’s Drones Loom Over the World’s Oil Tankers

    03/12/2015 7:34:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    War is Boring ^ | March 11, 2015 | Adam Rawnsley
    Though Iran’s Great Prophet-9 military exercise ended last month, you can count on Tehran’s military to wring every last drop of bellicosity from the event—such as showing off an apparently armed drone taking a bead on a ship crossing the Strait of Hormuz. Iran conducted the exercise during the last week of February, and centered it around the theatrical, Michael Bay-esque destruction of a stationary wooden aircraft carrier prop floating off Iran’s Larak Island.
  • Iran's Unmanned Drone Also Travels in Time? (Muslomedia Alert)

    11/13/2006 4:52:50 PM PST · by xmission · 80 replies · 3,175+ views
    littlegreenfootballs.com ^ | 11/12/06 | littlegreenfootballs.com
    Iran says they have video shot by an unmanned drone showing a US aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf. (Hat tip: LGF readers.) Iran’s Arabic language television station broadcast footage it claimed showed a US aircraft carrier cruising in Gulf waters it said was taken by an unmanned Iranian drone. The brief minute-long film, which was shown on Al-Alam television’s evening news bulletin, showed wobbly aerial footage of an aircraft carrier stacked with war planes as it sailed. The television’s anchor said the film, the property of Iran’s elite Revolutionary Guard, showed a vessel from “the US fleet in the...
  • Iran: Regime Officials Concerned About the Consequences of Terrorist Designation

    04/18/2019 2:46:15 AM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 2 replies
    newsblaze.com ^ | Apr.18,2019 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    Mohammad Javad Zarif, Iranian Minister of Foreign Affairs, organized a meeting with senior commanders of the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), including Mohammad Ali Jafari, Commander-in-Chief of the IRGC, and Qasem Soleimani, Commander of the Qods Force. Quoted by state television, Zarif said: “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and several deputies met with the Chief Command of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The IRGC has played a major role in maintaining the country’s security.” Trying to save face, Jafari said, “U.S. forces in the region cannot take any military action against[Iran]. However, if they take action, they will face an immediate, serious...
  • Iran: The Supreme Leader Fear in Face of Growing Unrest

    04/17/2019 1:48:57 AM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 9 replies
    eurasiareview.com ^ | Apr.17,2019 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    Demonstrations by angry people in flood-affected areas of Iran are on the rise, according to a statement by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, which highlights the call by Maryam Rajavi, president of the NCRI, for army and IRGC facilities to be made available to the population to save victims of the floods. The statement refers to the demonstration of angry people in Malashiyeh, a suburb of Ahvaz, Khuzestan province, against the presence of a Revolutionary Guard Commander (IRGC), Mohammad Reza Naghdi, in the region. The people affected by the floods shouted: “Get out! Ahvaz will remain free,” forcing...
  • Imam of Tehran’s Friday prayers wears IRGC uniform, says its missiles can level Israel to the ground

    04/15/2019 12:03:30 AM PDT · by robowombat · 34 replies
    JIHAD WATCH ^ | APR 14, 2019 9:00 AM | ROBERT SPENCER
    Iran: Imam of Tehran’s Friday prayers wears IRGC uniform, says its missiles can level Israel to the ground “And prepare against them whatever you are able of power and of steeds of war by which you may strike terror in the enemy of Allah and your enemy and others besides them whom you do not know, whom Allah knows. And whatever you spend in the cause of Allah will be fully repaid to you, and you will not be wronged.” (Qur’an 8:60) “Movahedi-Kermani also threatened Israel, saying that the IRGC missiles are capable to level Israel to the ground. (Supplied),”...
  • ISRAELI AIR FORCE ATTACKED SYRIAN TARGETS, TWO IRANIANS KILLED - REPORT

    04/13/2019 7:26:56 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 15 replies
    jpost ^ | 4/13/19 | Yasser Okbi/Maariv
    The Israeli Air Force attacked Syrian targets near the city of Hama, killing two Iranians, according to Syrian media outlets and foreign accounts reported on Saturday. The reports attributed the attacks to Israel, noting that it was carried out from Lebanese airspace. Following the attack, and allegedly two Iranian soldiers were killed and several buildings were destroyed. The attack was reportedly carried out on a military base under the control of Iranian forces, and was attacked several times in the past. In the social networks, the surfers posted a record of the attacks and missiles fired at the site, accusing...
  • Sanctioning Revolutionary Guard as Terrorist Group Will Hit Iran Hard. Here’s Why.

    04/09/2019 10:55:57 AM PDT · by detective · 12 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 08, 2019 | James Phillips
    In a historic move on Monday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced the designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a foreign terrorist organization. This is the first time the U.S. has given the designation to part of a government. The designation will enable the U.S. to further ramp up sanctions against Iran’s tyrannical regime under the administration’s “maximum pressure” policy. The Revolutionary Guard Corps is both the sword and shield of Iran’s Islamic revolution, dating back to 1979. It is charged with attacking Iran’s enemies overseas, supporting Iran’s network of foreign terrorist proxies, and crushing political opposition to...
  • Trump Designates the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Org

    04/09/2019 5:58:02 AM PDT · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 9, 2019 | Joseph Klein
    Why our president did it - and why he is right. President Trump has decided to designate the Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) to counter Iran’s global campaign of terrorism. “This unprecedented step, led by the Department of State, recognizes the reality that Iran is not only a State Sponsor of Terrorism, but that the IRGC actively participates in, finances, and promotes terrorism as a tool of statecraft,” President Donald Trump said in a statement Monday morning. “This designation will be the first time that the United States has ever named a...
  • The US to Designate Iranian Guard Corps a Foreign Terror Group

    04/07/2019 11:33:20 AM PDT · by hassan.mahmoud · 12 replies
    Wall Street journal ^ | Apr.7,2019 | Hassan Mahmoudi
    <p>In 2007, the US Treasury designated the IRGC’s Quds Force, its unit in charge of operations abroad, “for its support of terrorism,” and has described it as Iran’s “primary arm for executing its policy of supporting terrorist and insurgent groups.” By law, the power to appoint and remove the commander of the IRGC is given to the supreme leader. The supreme leader also appoints clerical representatives to the various units of the IRGC whose guidance and instructions are binding on commanders. Iranian law makes “belief and practical obedience to the principle of the clerical rule” a condition of membership in the IRGC, further establishing absolute loyalty to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei as the IRGC’s guiding principle. Efforts to normalize the IRGC’s extraordinary role in Iran over the years have resulted in a complex organization chart. Administratively, the IRGC falls under the Joint Armed Forces General Staff, part of the Ministry of Defense. But these layers of oversight do not give Iran’s nominally elected civilian authorities real control over the IRGC, as the entire military remains subordinate to the Supreme National Security Council, which in turn answers to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. Iranian opposition President Maryam Rajavi, head of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), has long been calling for the international community to completely end the appeasement approach vis-à-vis the regime in Iran. On January 11 of this year, Mrs. Rajavi called for the specific IRGC blacklisting as an FTO alongside the referral of Iran’s human rights violations dossier to the United Nations Security Council.</p>
  • Iran's Revolutionary Guards 'a terror group'

    08/15/2007 1:57:17 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 21 replies · 773+ views
    Telegraph UK ^ | 8:15pm BST 15/08/2007 | Toby Harnden in Washington
    The United States is to classify Iran's elite Revolutionary Guard as a foreign terrorist group in a move that will escalate tensions between Teheran and Washington. It will be the first time that the armed forces of a sovereign government had been placed on the US terrorist list and would enable the Bush administration to move aggressively to block funding and investigate anyone conducting business with the 125,000-strong unit.   The Revolutionary Guard operates outside Iran's conventional army The Revolutionary Guard was formed in 1979 to protect the theocracy established after the Shah was deposed. US officials have said...
  • Iranian Unit to Be Labeled 'Terrorist' - U.S. Moving Against Revolutionary Guard

    08/14/2007 7:35:47 PM PDT · by RDTF · 41 replies · 1,240+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | August 15, 2007 | Robin Wright
    The United States has decided to designate Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps, the country's 125,000-strong elite military branch, as a "specially designated global terrorist," according to U.S. officials, a move that allows Washington to target the group's business operations and finances. The Bush administration has chosen to move against the Revolutionary Guard Corps because of what U.S. officials have described as its growing involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as its support for extremists throughout the Middle East, the sources said. The decision follows congressional pressure on the administration to toughen its stance against Tehran, as well as U.S. frustration...
  • Trump designates elite Iranian military force as a terrorist organization

    04/08/2019 8:35:00 AM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 8, 2019 | Nicole Gaouette
    President Donald Trump announced Monday the US will formally designate Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as a Foreign Terrorist Organization. "This unprecedented step, led by the Department of State, recognizes the reality that Iran is not only a State Sponsor of Terrorism, but that the IRGC actively participates in, finances, and promotes terrorism as a tool of statecraft," Trump said in a statement that described the IRGC as "the Iranian government's primary means of directing and implementing its global terrorist campaign."
  • Flood-hit Iran getting no financial aid from abroad due to U.S. sanctions: statement

    04/07/2019 6:57:35 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Al-Reuters ^ | April 7, 2019 10:46 AM | Babak Dehghanpisheh
    U.S. sanctions have prevented the Iranian Red Crescent from obtaining any foreign financial aid to assist victims of flooding that has killed at least 70 people and inundated some 1,900 communities, the group said on Sunday. U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said last week that Washington was ready to help via the Red Cross and Red Crescent, but accused Iran’s clerical establishment of “mismanagement in urban planning and in emergency preparedness”. “No foreign cash help has been given to the Iranian Red Crescent society. With attention to the inhuman American sanctions, there is no way to send this cash...
  • Spy Betrayed U.S. to Work for Iran, Charges Say

    02/14/2019 10:35:14 AM PST · by detective · 19 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Feb. 13, 2019 | Adam Goldman
    Inside the government, some officials called her “Wayward Storm.” Her real name was Monica Elfriede Witt, an exemplary Air Force counterintelligence agent who had studied Persian and carried out covert missions in Iraq, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. But by mid-2013, Ms. Witt had become disillusioned with the government — why, exactly, remains a mystery — and had left the military. Thoughts of betrayal consumed her, federal prosecutors now say, until she finally acted on them at the Iranian Embassy in Kabul, where they say she “told all.”
  • Former Air Force Intelligence Agent Charged With Spying for Iran

    02/13/2019 9:26:09 AM PST · by Theoria · 80 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 13 Feb 2019 | Adam Goldman
    A former United States Air Force counterintelligence agent was charged with espionage after she defected to Iran and helped it target her former colleagues, the authorities said. In an extraordinarily detailed indictment made public on Wednesday, prosecutors disclosed that Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, gave the Iranians the code name and mission of a secret Pentagon program involving American intelligence operations. According to the indictment, she was working with members of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps. The elite paramilitary group is known to carry out terrorist operations around the globe and has been sanctioned by the American government.
  • DID OBAMA TIP OFF IRAN TO ISRAELI PLAN TO TAKE OUT WORLD'S PREMIER TERRORIST?

    01/12/2018 4:13:11 AM PST · by SJackson · 35 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 12, 2018 | Ari Lieberman
    A Kuwaiti paper reveals another monstrous Obama betrayal. We thought the Obama administration could stoop no lower when it was revealed that the administration transferred $1.7 billion in untraceable cash to the Islamic Republic as ransom for the release of four Americans hostages they were holding. We were wrong. In its twilight weeks, the administration gave its consent to allow the Iranians to receive 116 metric tons of natural uranium from Russia as compensation for its export of tons of reactor coolant. According to experts familiar with the transaction, the uranium could be enriched to weapons-grade sufficient for the production...
  • The Turkey Trap-Erdogan thinks he can blackmail Trump

    05/08/2017 7:19:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 8, 2017 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Turkish autocrat Recep Tayyip Erdogan is coming to Washington, DC, on May 16 loaded for bear.  He has an ambitious agenda and apparently feels he can achieve it all because he holds “trump” cards against the President of the United States. Erdogan and his proxies have publicly said they want to convince the United States to jettison its budding alliance with the Syrian Democratic Union (PYD) and its armed wing, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Kurdish group that has become the tip of the spear in the fight against ISIS in Syria. On this point, they will encounter resistance...
  • 3 Execs at Contracting Firms Charged with Scheme to Defraud the U.S. Military in $8 Billion...

    12/01/2018 4:54:49 AM PST · by MNDude · 36 replies
    Three men were charged in an indictment returned Nov. 27 for their roles in a scheme to defraud U.S. Military contracts in Afghanistan, engaging in illegal commerce in Iran, and laundering money internationally. Their conduct was in connection to two multi-million dollar contracts to provide supplies and logistical support to U.S. troops in Afghanistan. Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Special Agent in Charge Patrick J. Lechleitner of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) Washington, D.C. and Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) John F. Sopko made the announcement. Abul...
  • World Court orders U.S. to ensure Iran sanctions don't hit humanitarian aid

    10/03/2018 2:27:37 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Reuters ^ | 10/3/18
    The World Court, the highest United Nations tribunal, on Wednesday ordered the United States to ensure that sanctions against Iran do not impact humanitarian aid or civil aviation safety.