Spotlight Iran

Spotlight on Iran (January 3 – 17, 2016)

An unprecedented crisis developed in the relations between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Senior Iranian officials strongly condemned the execution of al-Nimr and threatened retribution. On January 13, 2016, the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) took control of two American navy ships in the Persian Gulf. There has been a certain decline in the number
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Spotlight on Iran (December 20, 2015 – January 3, 2016)

Iran condemned the killing of Samir Kuntar near Damascus, calling it “governmental terrorism” carried out by the “Zionist regime.” Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) forces in Syria continue to suffer heavy losses. Senior Iranian officials continue denying reports that the IRGC is reducing its numbers in Syria, stressing Iran’s commitment to support the Syrian
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Spotlight on Iran (December 6 – 20, 2015)

At least 20 Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fighters were killed in Syria during the past two weeks, including two with the rank of colonel. Iran denied Western media reports that it had begun withdrawing its forces from
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Spotlight on Iran (November 22 – December 6, 2015)

More Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) and Shi’ite foreign fighters have been killed in Syria. Iran denied reports that Qasem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC’s Qods Force, was wounded in Syria. Iran continues to declare its commitment to Bashar Assad’s Syrian regime. Russian President Putin and Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei met and stressed they would
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Spotlight on Iran (November 8 – 22, 2015)

The Iranian forces continue to suffer heavy losses in the fierce battles being waged in northwestern Syria. During the past two weeks at least 17 more Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fighters were killed. An IRGC officer was killed in Iraq. Iran would provide $2 million in financial support to the families of terrorists killed
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Spotlight on Iran (October 26 – November 8, 2015)

Senior Iranian officials, led by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, repeatedly stressed Iran’s commitment to defending the Assad regime. Iran’s active participation in the ground offensive in northern Syria continued to claim many Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) victims. Mohammad-Ali Jafari, the IRGC commander, hinted at the existence of a disagreement within the Iranian administration
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