Spotlight Iran

Spotlight on Iran* (September 11 – September 25, 2016)

Senior Iranian officials accused the United States of responsibility for the collapse of the ceasefire in Syria. Jaberi Ansari, Iranian deputy foreign minister for Arab-African affairs, visited Syria last week, where he met with President Assad and the leaders of Palestinian groups in Syria. Iran rejected Saudi Arabian accusations that it had sent arms to
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Spotlight on IranSpotlight on Iran* (August 29 – September 11, 2016)

enior Iranian officials recently stated that Iran would not agree to cut off the support Iran gave through the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) to the “resistance front” as part of the negotiations held with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). At least six IRGC fighters were killed in Syria during the past two weeks,
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Spotlight on Iran* (August 14-28, 2016)

Iran allowed the Russian air force to use its base at Hamedan (western Iran) for air strikes in Syria. A high ranking commander in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) claimed Iran had established a “Shi’ite liberation army” operating in Syria, Iraq and Yemen under the command of Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the IRGC’s
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Spotlight on Iran* (July 31 – August 14, 2016)

At least six Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fighters and one regular army officer were killed during the past two weeks battling Syrian rebels in the Aleppo region. Qasem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC’s Qods Force praised the brigade, which so far has lost about 400 of its fighters in combat in Syria. A delegation
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Spotlight on Iran* (July 17 – 31, 2016)

Iranian minister of defense, said Iran was proud of the support it gave the “resistance front,” and that it deployed advisors to Syria to aid in recruiting the Syrian public for the struggle against the country’s enemies. Mohammad-Reza Naghdi, commander of the Basij wing of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), recently visited the region
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Spotlight on Iran* (July 4-17, 2016)

Mohammad Bagheri, newly appointed commander in chief of the Iranian armed forces, held a press conference where the said that improving Iran’s military capabilities and supporting “the oppressed peoples of the region” were at the top of the Iranian military’s priority list. A new group of snipers from the Afghan Fatemiyoun Brigade, operating under the
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