Monday, February 13, 2017

Articles& news:Iran Regime's Destabilizing the Region

How the IRGC FTO blacklisting will cripple Iran’s regime

Following years of Iran’s regime enjoying the results of appeasement seen practiced on both sides of the Atlantic, the mullahs’ are now facing a very new and extreme crisis.
With protests escalating across the country, reports indicate the Trump administration is now weighing the possibility of blacklisting the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a Foreign Terrorist Organization, FTO.

Secret Iranian missile solos revealed in Syria on border with Israel

IRAN has built new missile solos on the border with Israel, according to Israeli satellite intelligence. If the evidence of the satellite images is borne out tensions in the region will be further ratcheted-up and a pre-emptive Israeli missile strike is likely.

Express, Mar 1, 2018 - In December, Israeli jets destroyed a suspected Iranian missile base in the Syrian city of al-Qiswah – and the new silos are just a few miles away, slightly closer to Damascus, but otherwise identical.
Iran has a huge armory of ballistic missiles which includes the Shahab-1 – a variant of the controversial Hwasong-5 used by North Korea.
A Shahab-1 could land a 1000kg warhead on Tel Aviv in seconds.
The base, snapped from space by Israeli Defense Israeli firm ImageSat, is reportedly being run by the Quds Force, an expeditionary arm of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, who have fronted Iran’s involvement in war-torn Syria.
Repeated warnings have been issued by Western diplomats and the UN who fear the clashes over missile positioning could erupt into a full-blown conflict, which could see Israel and Iran played off against one another and their allies in Lebanon and Syria. 

VIDEO: One way to counter Iran's aggression? Change the map of the Middle East
Fox News, Dec. 25, 2017 - Iran’s geopolitical ascent is the most significant and dangerous development in the Middle East this century. But while the Trump administration’s new National Security Strategy properly identifies Iran as among the important challenges to U.S. security interests, it doesn’t offer a concrete strategy on how to counter Iran’s growing regional power.
One way to counter Iran's aggression? Change the map of the Middle East
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International Security Conference Finds Iran Regime Is a Danger to the Middle East
The Iranian Regime is still a major sponsor of regional terrorist militias and has planted proxy forces in several key areas in order to spread chaos, sectarianism and extremism, according to participants at an annual international security conference in Bahrain.
Bahrain’s Foreign Minister, Shaikh Khalid Bin Ahmad Al Khalifa, told attendees at the Manama Dialogue 2017 that the Iranian Regime had a “network of surrogates” ready to commit acts of violence and destruction across the Middle East, West Africa, and Latin America.

Iran is attempting to ‘Lebonanize’ the region
MANAMA, Bahrain News, Dec. 9, 2017 - The Islamic Republic of Iran is attempting to ‘Lebonanize’ the entire region by establishing shia crescent that stretched through Iraq and Syria and into Lebanon, warns General David Petraeus.
Speaking during the 13th Manama IISS Dialogue Security Summit on Saturday, former CENTCOM Chief, David Petraeus said in fight against terror, US role never more important. “US should work bilaterally with countries unwilling to work multilaterally.”
“Ungoverned spaces will be exploited by Islamic extremists; US must take action, not wait; approach must be comprehensive; struggle generational not short term. Ungoverned spaces in Africa and Middle East will be exploited by Islamic extremists, and we must take action with a sustained, comprehensive effort led by the US.”
Iran Regime Losing Its Grip on Power Across the Middle East
There are developments happening across the Middle East and there are indications that there will be some positive changes. This is very worrying for Iran because it is profiting from the chaos and fuelling conflicts so it can take advantage of weaker nations.
In Yemen, more than 85% of the country is back under the control of the Saudi-backed coalition. However, there are reports that Iran-led Houthi militias have fired another ballistic missile towards Saudi Arabia.
The crisis in Syria is showing signs of improvement. Iran is not happy about this because it is prospering in the midst of the conflict there.
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British PM Warns Against Iran Regime's "Destabilizing" Influence
British Prime Minister Theresa May slammed on Thursday the Iranian regime’s “destabilizing” regional influence and called for a stronger response to Tehran’s ballistic missile program.
She was speaking in Amman where she visited on Thursday on the return leg of a visit that also took in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, where she met with King Salman and Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.
In a speech in the Jordanian capital on Thursday, the British prime minister said that it was not just Daesh (ISIS) and the Assad regime that posed a threat to the stability of neighboring Syria, Arab News reported on Friday.
British PM Warns Against Iran Regime's "Destabilizing" Influence
Iran Regime's Destabilizing Activity and Support for Terrorist Proxies in the Region Must Be Countered
ehran Intimidates Regional States through its Proxies' is the title of an exclusive article by Said AL-Abyad which appeared in Asharq al-Awsat newspaper on November 25, the following is the full text of this informative article.
Terrorist militias in the world, especially those supported by Iran, have consistently carried out kidnappings of unarmed “citizens and foreigners”, in order to obtain ransom for their release.
Abductions are one of the worst terrorist acts carried out by Iran or its terrorist proxies around the world. They have several objectives: to draw attention to the kidnapping itself, to carry out major schemes behind the scenes, to rearrange Tehran’s bargaining in the region, to overcome damages of economic sanctions imposed on it, and to help those militias finance their operations.
Iran Regime's Destabilizing Activity and Support for Terrorist Proxies in the Region Must Be Countered
Warmongering and Export of Terrorism Vital to Survival of Their Religious Dictatorship, Iran Regime Officials Admit
Engulfed by growing international and domestic crises, and unable to confront the growing waves of public hatred and disgust from the medieval regime of mullahs, its officials confessed to the role of the regime in export of terrorism and warfare, and stipulated that their survival will depend on the export of terrorism, war and fundamentalism in the region.
In a meeting with a number of the regime’s foreign hirelings, Khamenei, the supreme leader of the clerical regime said: "We clearly declare that we will help everywhere we are needed to be present, and we don’t care about anyone in this issue (Khamenei’s website, November 23).

Iran Regime Is Far More of a National Security Threat to the World Than Terrorist Groups Such as Daesh
By:Dr. Majid Rafizadeh , ‘arab news’ November 16,2017

Ten reasons why the Iranian regime is more dangerous than Daesh
Western powers place Daesh at the top of their counterterrorism and foreign policy agenda, characterizing the terrorist group as the No. 1 national security threat. Before Daesh, it was Al-Qaeda. This strategic and security prioritization is misplaced. For the following reasons, the Iranian regime is far more of a security threat to the world than non-state terrorist groups such as Daesh.
First, the Iranian regime’s leaders and military generals enjoy the legitimacy of the nation-state system endorsed by the UN, even though the regime is neither a democracy nor representative of the Iranian nation. As a result, the interventions, military adventurism and crimes against humanity committed by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Quds Force and their militias draw less attention because they operate under the “legitimacy” of a sovereign state. The mullahs have got away with their brutal actions for almost four decades because they have a “government.”
Iran Regime Is Far More of a National Security Threat to the World Than Terrorist Groups Such as Daesh

Iran Regime's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Must Be Totally Dismantled
In an interview, former CIA director James Woolsey stated, “The US should destroy virtually all of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps infrastructure as well as Iran’s nuclear facilities to reduce its terrorist and nuclear threats.”
Woolsey, who was CIA director from 1993 to 1995 during the Clinton administration added, “The next time the IRGC looks cross-eyed at us... we should turn loose six to 12 MOAB [GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast] bombs on their facilities.”
Carrying 18,000 pounds of TNT, MOAB bombs are the second-largest conventional weapon in the US arsenal, and the largest ever used. Last April one was dropped on a suspected Islamic State target in Afghanistan in April.
Iran Regime's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Must Be Totally Dismantled
How Iran Regime's Destabilisation of the Region Is Executed
The Iranian regime, described by many as the number one state sponsor of terrorism, has profited greatly from the Iran nuclear deal. The deal was put in place to curb the nuclear threat emanating from Iran, but many believe this is not the case. In fact, even President Donald Trump has said that it has the opposite effect – it gives Iran the tools to move towards a nuclear weapon.
As a result of the nuclear agreement, crippling economic sanctions were lifted and Iran has a lot more financial freedom. It got billions of dollars and proceeded to spend it on the destabilisation of its neighbours. It has had been able to enjoy increasing influence across the Middle East.

THE WEEKLY STANDARD-The Big Reveal: The Story of How 470,000 Documents from Osama Bin Laden's Compound Finally Got Into the Open

THE MAGAZINE: From the November 13 Issue
The CIA has finally released 470,000 files recovered from the raid on Osama bin Laden's compound. Here's why it took so long.
Stephen F. Hayes
The Weekly Standard, Noember 7, 2017 - On the penultimate day of the Obama administration, less than 24 hours before the president would vacate the White House, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper issued a press release meant to put to rest what had been a pesky issue for his office. “Closing the Book on Bin Laden: Intelligence Community Releases Final Abbottabad Documents,” the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) announced. “Today marks the end of a two-and-a-half-year effort to declassify several hundred documents recovered in the raid on Osama bin Laden’s Abbottabad, Pakistan, compound in May 2011.” Accompanying the press release were 49 documents captured during the raid, bringing the total number of documents made public to 571.

Iran Regime's Links to Al-Qaeda Exposed
Following the CIA’s release of nearly half a million documents confiscated during the 2011 Navy SEAL raid which killed Osama Bin Laden, a deep relationship between the Iranian Regime and al-Qaeda has been uncovered.
This is not surprising to those in the intelligence communities who have know that the relationship between the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism and the Sunni terror cell dates back to at least 1991, when Iran needed help spreading its ideological revolution and attacking American interests in the Middle East and al-Qaeda needed money and training to pull off terrorist attacks.
So, the Iranian Regime began training al-Qaeda militants via its proxy group Hezbollah, and al-Qaeda repaid this by attacking the US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania and killing over 200 people.
Iran Regime's Links to Al-Qaeda Exposed

By Heshmat Alavi
Iran’s relations with al-Qaeda is under the spotlight following the CIA’s release of nearly half a million documents obtained during a 2011 raid that killed the extremist group’s leader Osama Bin Laden.How Iran at least facilitated the efforts leading to the 9/11 attacks has been discussed extensively.For decades US authorities have argued Iran-al-Qaeda ties date back to 1991, referred to in a 19-page report amongst the trove.
“Anyone who wants to strike America, Iran is ready to support him and help him with their frank and clear rhetoric,” the report reads.
REVEALED: Bin Laden daughter’s letter addressed to Khamenei
The US government’s 9/11 Commission explained how Iranian officials met with al-Qaeda leaders in Sudan as early as 1991 or 1992. This led to the Lebanese Hezbollah, an offspring of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) to begin training al-Qaeda militants in Lebanon, the commission said. IRGC training camps inside Iran have also been exposed by the Iranian opposition National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI).
Al-Qaeda further enjoyed the backing of Iran and Hezbollah in the 1998 truck bombings targeting US Embassies in Kenya and Tanzania that left 224 people killed, including 12 Americans, US prosecutors said in their indictment of Bin Laden. This proves Iran recognizes no religious borders in allying with al-Qaeda. To reach its objective Tehran is bounded by no principles and will resort to any measures necessary, a viewpoint very rarely discussed.

Iran Regime Sheltered Al Qaeda's 9/11 Plotters to Pressure the US Into Turning Its Back on Iranian Resistance
The Iranian Regime sheltered al Qaeda operatives involved in the plotting of 9/11 to use as leverage against the US in order to attack the popular Iranian resistance, according to recently released CIA documents.
The documents, seized from the Osama Bin Laden complex after he was killed by Navy SEALS in 2011, reveal a long history between the Iranian Regime and the terrorist group.
It notes that, following the 2003 US invasion of Iraq, Iran held these senior al Qaeda plotters (including Bin Laden’s son) in order to threaten the US into turning over all members of the Iranian Resistance group Mujahedin al-Khalq (MEK) who were living in exile in Camp Liberty and Ashraf in Iraq.

What kind of regime sends children to war?
Dr. Majid Rafizadeh
Arab News, 25 October 2017 - Although the US Treasury Department has been instructed by President Donald Trump to impose new sanctions on the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) because of its support for terrorism, the Iranian regime shows no signs of backing down from its violations of international laws and interventionist policies in the region, particularly in Arab nations. In fact, Tehran is ratcheting up breaches of international law, military adventurism, and expansionist policies. 
What kind of regime sends children to war?
Discovering the secret republic of Iran
Abdulrahman al-Rashed
Al Arabiya, 24 October 2017 - We all understand Iran, the regime with the ambition to dominate and gain influence. However, in fact, we do not really know it. To Iran, the end justifies the means from selling cigarettes to counterfeiting currencies, dealing drugs, money laundering, collecting Khums tax and using it for military purposes, establishing complex networks of companies in Africa, Latin America, and Asia and sending clerics seeking loyalties from fighting coaches who train on weapons. These are the secret activities of the Iranian empire which tries to exploit everything it puts its hand on to serve its aims. It’s through these cells and secret smuggling networks that it built and continues to build its nuclear program.

History of the IRGC’s grooming of top al-Qaeda members
ALARABIYA-byTony Duheaume
There will always be those that ridicule the idea of a pact between Iran and al-Qaeda, due to the Shiite/Sunni divide, but it has been proven many times over, how Shiite Iran will side with radical Sunni groups such as al-Qaeda (AQ) when it comes to fighting a common enemy, and al-Qaeda will do the same, especially when the target is their most hated enemy the US.
The belief by certain commanders in the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), is if they could persuade al-Qaeda to come on side in any future conflict with the West, with the offer of financial assistance and weapons, as well as the use of the IRGC’s vast terror and sleeper network; with the aid of Hezbollah, the result would be catastrophic.
Iran Regime Set to Take ISIS's Place in the Middle East
As ISIS’s control over Iraq is dwindling, American officials reveal that the Iranian Regime is preparing to fill the vacuum and create another crisis once ISIS is defeated.
Earlier this week, the oil-rich city of Kirkuk was taken over by Iran-backed Iraqi troops but they were not taking the area back from ISIS but the Kurds who had liberated it from ISIS in 2015.
Now the US military has to decide how to stop the Iranian Regime from turning its neighbour into a proxy state.
Iran Regime's So Called Moderates, Support IRGC and Missile Program
Iran Regime's So Called Moderates, Support IRGC and Missile Program
The Iranian regime’s former so-called reformist president, Mohammad Khatami, in his statements supported the regime’s missile program and IRGC’s terrorist activities.
The state-run Kalemeh website reported on Monday, October 16, that Khatami has expressed these remarks in a meeting with members of the so-called Islamic Association of Students of Tehran University.
Rouhani Praises the Revolutionary Guards, as He Fears the End of Appeasement Era

Rouhani Praises the Revolutionary Guards, as He Fears the End of Appeasement Era
Hassan Rouhani, the president of the clerical regime, praised the Revolutionary Guards, the main source of suppression and plunder inside Iran, and export of terrorism and warmongering abroad, and called it beloved of the hearts. "If the United States wants to commit another mistake and take action against the Revolutionary Guards, this is a bigger mistake; the Revolutionary Guard is not just a military unit, but the Guards are in the hearts of this people," he said in a speech at a government cabinet meeting in fear of a terrorist designation of the Revolutionary Guards.

IRGC plans to reach Mediterranean coast by capturing Iraqi-Syria ground passage
Revolutionary Guards are main cause of war and terror in region
The clerical regime has expanded its war mongering and criminal interventions in Syria and is seeking to reach the east coast of the Mediterranean by capturing Iraqi-Syria ground passage.
The number of IRGC-affiliated militias in Syria stands at over 100,000. Most of these forces are Afghan, Iraqi, Lebanese and Pakistani mercenaries. About a third of them are Syrian militias who have been organized by the IRGC like the Basij in Iran. All of these forces are financed, armed, controlled and commanded by the IRGC.
On January 14, 2017, Brigadier General Hussein Yekta, a commander of the Revolutionary Guards and responsible for Khatam's headquarters, announced that the number of Afghans under the command of the IRGC in Syria, organized as part of the Fatemiyoun Division, is 18,000. Afghans living in Iran are forced to go to the Syrian war because of poverty, unemployment, lack of legal documents and various pressures by the regime. 

Certified or decertified, Iran faces tough road ahead
By Heshmat Alavi Special to Al Arabiya-9 October 2017
All eyes are on US President Donald Trump and his upcoming Iran speech later this week to clarify his decision to certify or decertify Tehran’s compliance with a nuclear agreement, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), designed to curb the regime’s controversial atomic drive.
This has Iran’s regime on its toes, as senior elite in Tehran understand fully how the US can lead the international community in adopting strong measures against its broad scope of malign activities. Expected to be addressed is also a wide range of concerns over Iran’s dangerous policies in relation to its ballistic missile advances, meddling in Middle East states and supporting terrorist proxy groups as explained in a new video.
Terrorist Training Camps in Iran operated by IRGC
The U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US), published a short and extremely informative video which shows how Iranian regime has been training terrorists in Iran and dispatching them across the globe; and it is doing it to date. Iran has caused the rise of ISIS, and remains the single most active state-sponsor of terrorism in the world.
The Annual report on terrorism by the United States Government has referred to Iran as the world's foremost state sponsor of terrorism in 2016. The United States says that Iran also employs foreign nationals. But how does Iran recruit? And how does Iran train its pawns to carry out its operations?
How to Stop Iran in Its Post-Deal Destabilization Game
How to Stop Iran in Its Post-Deal Destabilization Game
By Reza Shafiee
Every three months, there's a deadline for a U.S. “recertification” of the Iran nuclear deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). As that deadline approaches, discussions in the Beltway heat up as to what is the right approach toward a government which complies with the letter of the deal but not the “sprit," despite signing off on the contract with six world powers in 2015, which limits its bomb-making capabilities for at least 10 years. 
If nothing has been learned from the behavior of mullahs in Tehran over the past 40 years, one thing is obvious; they succumb only when their back is against the wall. Case in point is the eight-year-old Iran-Iraq war, which left hundreds of thousands dead, and billions of dollars in losses just on Iran’s side. It ended when Supreme Leader Khomeini was convinced that the regime was only steps away from a crashing defeat and subsequent collapse.
Many Iran watchers in the West regrettably fail to notice the nature and structure of mullahs’ hierarchy, which is built on the foundation of Velayat-e faghih (Guardianship of Jurisprudence), and the absolute rule of the Supreme Leader - Ruhollah Khomeini in the 1970s and 1980s, and now Ali Khamenei. These two pillars of power simply mean ruling with an absolute iron fist at home and exporting its brand of Islamic ideology (terrorism and fundamentalism) abroad. There are no “moderates” or “hardliners” in Iran. 
There are talks in the media even among the staunch supporters of the Obama administration on one hand and the White House’s inner circles on the other as how to continue putting a tight leash on Iran beyond 2026 or 2031 when the JCPOA expires.
Prince Turki bin Faisal

Saudi Prince Warns Over Iran Regime's Destabilizing the Region
NCRI - The Head of the Center for Research and Islamic Studies of Saudi Arabia warns over the Iran regime, stating that 200 thousand Iranian troops are currently present in 5 countries including Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Yemen.
Prince Turki bin Faisal Al Saud in an interview with the Arabic Sky News stipulated that Iran's meddling in the countries of the region has become clear to all and the Iranian rulers are proud of their measures.
He then referred to Iran' deal with super powers stating that this agreement is one of the means of the Iran regime to advance its goals in the region. Prince Turki bin Faisal added, "The Iran regime pretends that the deal stabilizes the situation of the region and Iran feels responsible for the conflicts taking place in the world."
He then regretted the Qatar's cooperation with the Iran regime adding that any cooperation with Iran would endanger the peace and stability of the region. Moreover, the Arab states and Muslims will be threatened since the Iran regime has goals in these countries, as it has explicitly announced.
Confession of the Iran Regime to Export of Terrorism and Extremism to the Middle East and Africa
Confession of the Iran Regime to Export of Terrorism and Extremism to the Middle East and Africa
The widespread export of terrorism to the Middle East and Africa was once again acknowledged by Mullah Kazem Sediqi the Friday prayer leader on September 22in Tehran. He said, "We conducted a revolution in Iran, but today we are defending in Syria; today our reputation is heard all over Africa, an altar is set up in Nigeria".
He confessed to the hidden occupation of Iraq by the clerical regime and the imposition of influence on its political, military and security organs, and said: "Today, is Iraq our neighbor? No, it's ourselves. Today, Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha'bi and the Iraqi government are fighting alongside us. Lebanese Hezbollah is one of the miracles of our revolution ... our Islam [read extremism and fundamentalism] goes to bring the world under the flag of the Velayat-e fagiqh (Supreme Leader)!”
On the same day, Rouhani, president of the Velayat-e faqih, said: "Whether you want or not, we shall defend the oppressed people of Yemen, Syria and Palestine, and we will strengthen our military and defense capabilities to the extent necessary."
Iran Regime's Attempt to Gain Power in the Region and the Role of Quds Force
Iran Regime's Attempt to Gain Power in the Region and the Role of Quds Force
NCRI - Iran regime’s special elite unit, the Quds Force - was established by former Supreme Leader Ruhollah Khomeini at the end of the eighties as part of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Its purpose was to spread the so called revolution outside the country and it became responsible for foreign operations. Its mission spread across to neighbouring countries and has now ended up all over the world.
It has been in contact with terrorist groups since its inception and uses militant Shia organisations to further its agenda of creating a supreme Shiite empire that Iran would one day control.
The Quds Force also works in cooperation with Hezbollah to stop so called Western influence in the region and to destroy the Gulf States. Hezbollah agents infiltrate these countries (notably Saudi Arabia and Bahrain) and cause chaos to attempt to bring about the fall of the monarchies so that a Shiite administration can take over.
Rouhani's Defense Minister Nominee Pledges to Boost Missile Program
Rouhani's Defense Minister Nominee Pledges to Boost Missile Program
Hassan Rouhani’s defence minister-designate has declared boosting missile program as Defence Ministry’s first priority in the next four years.
Amir Hatami, who has been a member of repressive Bassij paramilitary forces made the remarks at the regime’s parliament on Thursday.
He described, “boosting missile and ballistic power” as “the first pre-emptive priority of the Ministry of Defense in the next four years,” state-run IRNA news agency reported on Tuesday August 15, 2017.
"We will enhance the missile power in all fields, especially in the fields of ballistic and cruise missiles, in the course of this period," he told the regime's parliament, state-run TV reported on Wednesday, August 16, 2017.
Hatami emphasized on the continued killing of Syrians and his allegiance to the Qods Force by saying: "We will undoubtedly pursue support for the resistance front (a reference to the Assad regime) and the pillar of the resistance, the Qods Force and my dear brother ... Qassem Soleimani, who is our pride.”
Khamenei's Representative Claims Iraq, Levant and Mediterranean Fall Within Regime's Borders
Khamenei's Representative Claims Iraq, Levant and Mediterranean Fall Within Regime's Borders
Senior Iranian official’s remarks makes it ever more necessary to evict IRGC & proxies from region.
Once again, a senior cleric in the Iranian regime has acknowledged the fact that the clerical regime considers Iraq, Syria and Mediterranean costs inside the borders of Iran.
Speaking at so-called Friday prayers sermon in the northeastern city of Mashhad, Alam al-Hoda, a member of Iran’s Assembly of Experts and representative of the Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei said on Friday: “Today, it is not as if the Iraqi desert, the Levant and Mediterranean coasts are outside of this country’s borders. Islam’s front (read the regime’s borders) has been established there”.
He made it crystal clear that the deceitful term of “defending the shrine,” used by the clerical regime for cloaking their killings of the Syrian people, has no meaning other than continuing their aggressive and occupational campaign in the region.
evict IRGC & proxies from region
Henry Kissinger warns destroying Isis could lead to ‘Iranian radical empire  
Most non-Isis powers — including Shia Iran and the leading Sunni states — agree on the need to destroy it. The former diplomat has suggested that once Isis is defeated, if Iran occupies the free territory, the result could lead to the emergence of a new empire. 
The 94-year-old, who was the Secretary of State under President Richard Nixon, also spoke about the complications of taking sides in Middle Eastern conflicts.

But which entity is supposed to inherit its territory?'
By Shehab Khan
The Independent, 8 August 2017 - Henry Kissinger has warned that destroying Isis could lead to an “Iranian radical empire”.
The former diplomat has suggested that once Isis is defeated if Iran occupies the free territory, the result could lead to the emergence of a new empire.

Iran expands its terrorist sponsorship in the Balkans
By Pejman AmiriAmericanThinker, August 5, 2017 -
The U.S. Congress's recent bill of sanctions on Iran mainly cites the Iranian regime's terrorist activities throughout the Middle East.The recently released Country Reports on Terrorism 2016 by the U.S. State Department says:Iran continued its terrorist-related activity in 2016, including support for Hizballah, Palestinian terrorist groups in Gaza, and various groups in Syria, Iraq, and throughout the Middle East. Iran used the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps‑Qods Force (IRGC-QF) to implement foreign policy goals, provide cover for intelligence operations, and create instability in the Middle East. Iran has acknowledged the involvement of the IRGC-QF in the conflicts in Iraq and Syria and the IRGC-QF is Iran's primary mechanism for cultivating and supporting terrorists abroad.
Iran Revolutionary Guards find new route to arm Yemen rebels
Exclusive: Iran Revolutionary Guards find new route to arm Yemen rebels
Opinion: Couple US sanctions with Middle East expulsion of Iran
New Iran sanctions succeed where the nuclear deal failed
LONDON, Reuters, AUGUST 1, 2017- Iran's Revolutionary Guards have started using a new route across the Gulf to funnel covert arms shipments to their Houthi allies in Yemen's civil war, sources familiar with the matter have told Reuters.
In March, regional and Western sources told Reuters that Iran was shipping weapons and military advisers to the Houthis either directly to Yemen or via Somalia. This route, however, risked contact with international naval vessels on patrol in the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea.

The Iranian regime has been steadily ramping up its military and political efforts in the Middle East, with the aim of stymieing the US' interests in the region and damaging Washington's dominance.

Iran's missile program stepped up after nuclear deal

Increasing Troubles With US and International Community Plague Iran
Iran Focus
London, 17 Jun - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani made a campaign pledge to focus his second term on lifting non-nuclear sanctions. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei approved the nuclear talks in 2012, before Rouhani’s term, so Rouhani’s success will need Khamenei’s blessing, and having non-nuclear sanctions lifted, will depend on whether Khamenei is willing to endure major setbacks, like he did with the nuclear deal.
Still, he may have no choice. The international community will soon be making demands on Iran to end to its support for terrorism and its ballistic missile program, as well as to begin respecting human rights by ending executions.
In fact, on June 13th, the US House of Representatives passed a bill condemning the 1988 Iranian massacre of 30,000 political prisoners. Officially titled, “The condemnation of the Iranian government for the massacre of political prisoners in 1988 and the invitation to call for justice for the victims”, Resolution 188 received bipartisan support in an increasingly partisan Congress.
In response to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s remarks in Riyadh, saying Iran must end its ballistic missile tests, Rouhani said, “We will test our missiles whenever needed, waiting for no one’s permission.” But such testing is a clear violation of United Nations Security Council Resolution 2231.
Rouhani responded to both US President Trump and his top diplomat when they demanded that Tehran bring an end to its terrorism in Syria, Iraq, and Yemen, and end its financial support for the Lebanese Hezbollah, “In the region, Iran has been able to stand in the face of terrorism… sending its diplomats and military advisors to Iraq, Syria and other nations…”
In Iran, however, Khamenei and the Revolutionary Guards, the IRGC, make the decisions.



ISIS attack on its godfather in Tehran at Khomeini’s tomb and mullahs’ parliament Cause for Khamenei’s joy at escape from impasse, regional and international isolation

Why Confronting Iran Regime in the Middle East Is Inevitable?
Terrorist Attack on Coptic Christians in Egypt Is a Crime Against Humanity and in Conflict With the Teachings of Islam
Resistance strongly condemns terrorist attack on a bus carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt on the eve of Ramadan, the month of friendship and brotherhood between all human beings, expresses its sympathy with the victims’ families and wishes a quick recovery for the injured.
Criminals who slaughter innocent people, especially children, in the name of Islam, are the worst enemies of God and humanity and Islam. These crimes against humanity have nothing to do with Islam, but are in contrast to the teachings of this great religion.
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Iran Is Building Its Own Submarines, June 9, 2017

Iran Regime Says It Has Built Third Underground Ballistic Missile Factory
claims it has built a third underground ballistic missile production factory and will keep developing its missile program.The announcement was made by the Fars news agency, affiliated to the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), which quoted a senior IRGC commander.The development is likely to fuel tensions with the United States in a week when President Donald Trump, on his first foreign trip, has called Iran's regime a sponsor of militant groups and a threat to countries across the Middle East, Reuters reported.Read more
Rouhani Again Underscores Regional Warmongering, Continuing Missile Initiatives
Two days after the election façade, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani held a press conference once again proving his inability and lack of will to realize even the slightest change in this regime’s domestic and foreign policies.
Rouhani pledged the mullahs’ regime will continue their warmongering in the Middle East, adding they are on the ground in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon, and fought against terrorism in the region.

IRGC and Institutionalized Smuggling
These days’ revelations are made in the Iran presidential election campaign trail shedding light on the scope of corruption and plundering by the regime’s factions and officials.
One of the most important and institutionalized aspects of corruption is the uncontrolled import of smuggled goods that dominates large percentages of Iran’s economy. State-linked institutions, including the Revolutionary Guards (IRGC), have taken control over Iran’s ports and are meddling in customs affairs, literally transforming these economic centers to transits used to smuggled goods. The IRGC, by taking control over the country’s most important economic routes and establishing a major financial empire, has taken full control over large portions of Iran’s imports/exports.
Smuggling goods by institutions such as the IRGC is taking place at a time when most of the country’s industries, factories and production units have gone bankrupt or are on the verge of bankruptcy.

Revealed: Qassim Suleimani spotted with IMIS militias near Syria's border
Baghdad Post, May 15, 2017 - Qassim Suleimani, the head of the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), was seen with Iranian Militia in Iraq and Syria (IMIS) along with Hadi al-Ameri, head of Badr Organization, in al-Qirwan neighborhood, located in Mosul city near the Syrian-Iraqi border, sources revealed on Monday.

The Clarion Project, May, 14, 2017 - How to Secure and Stabilize the Middle East

Iran caught fleecing its people to bankroll terrorists-WND TV, May 13, 2017 -
 The Iranian exile group that recently unveiled evidence of Iran violating the terms of the nuclear agreement is now detailing how the regime is allegedly fleecing its own people to fund the military and bankroll Hezbollah.The National Council of Resistance of Iran, or NCRI , exposed Iran’s nuclear ambitions some 15 years ago. Now the group is releasing “Iran: The Rise of the Revolutionary Guards’ Financial Empire.” An additional subhead reads “How the Supreme Leader and the IRGC Rob the People to Fund International Terror.”
The Trump administration's national intelligence director says the U.S. sees Iran working to maintain last year's nuclear agreement.Tehran's rationale is that by sticking to the deal, it gets relief from U.S. sanctions and preserves some nuclear capabilities.Dan Coats tells the Senate intelligence committee that the deal extended the amount of time Iran would need to produce enough material for a nuclear weapon.          Read more
Iran May Be Shielding Missile Program Under The Guise Of Satellite Launches

The Daily Caller, 10 May 2017 - Iran’s communications minister recently announced plans to put two satellites into space, but the impending launch may be cover for ballistic missile research.
Mahmoud Vaezi announced on Monday that the two supposedly home-made satellites will be launched into orbit in the coming months. The launches may seem innocuous, but such space technology could be used to help advance Iran’s missile technology.

Iran regime test-fires torpedo in the Strait of Hormuz

Sky News Arabia TV: Iran's Expansionist Plots
Sky News Arabia TV aired a report on May 8 about the Iranian regime’s regional meddling, saying Tehran is taking advantage of Shiite Arabs as fuel for its wars in order to advance its expansionist plots in the Middle East. The Lebanese Hezbollah is one of these tools in this war.“Hezbollah is under the command of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) and this group’s participation in the Syria war is based on requests from Iran. This is under the framework of Iran’s strategic plot to gain even more influence across the region,” said Asad Bashare, a writer and political analyst in Beirut.
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Obama-Era Windfall Enabling Iranian Military Buildup
American Thinker, May 9, 2017 -By Amir Basiri

Iran Regime's Minister of Foreign Affairs Admits: All Senior Officials Knew About the Attack on the Saudi Embassy

On May 4 2017, Foreign Minister Zarif in his speech on the occasion of Teacher's Day at the Faculty of International Relations, in explaining the foreign policy of the regime and the current coordinates of the regime in international relations, referred to what he called "badly managed" events such as attacking the regime mobs on the Saudi Embassy in Tehran and Saudi Consulate in Mashhad and inadvertently admitted that all the leaders of the regime knew about the attack but tried to say that all were opposed to.

Zarif said: “On the day of attack on the Saudi Embassy, we were in the Supreme National Security Council meeting and we all agreed that if the Saudi Embassy is attacked, it gives an excuse for a new mischief by the Saudis, and this is what happened.”
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Rouhani's defense minister: Rouhani's tenor has been the most glorious era for missile developments, and defense budget will be four times as much

Dehghan, Hassan Rouhani 's defense minister, acknowledged that Rouhani's presidency era 'has quantitatively and qualitatively been the most glorious period in the development of missile and defense programs.'  He added that since the time Rouhani came to the office till the end of  March 20 17, 'there has been a 2.5 times  more in the section of providing defense credits than the previous government,' and 'it will get as high as four times more than the previous government in the new Iranian year of 1396.' (state run news agency IRNA- 5 May 2017).
These remarks prove once again the fact that there are no differences between various factions of the mullah's regime when it comes to the main policies such as internal suppression, export of terrorism and taking control over the countries in the region; the internal struggle inside the regime is on power-sharing and striving for getting more shares in plundering the Iranian people's wealth.
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Ministry of Intelligence Was the Negotiating Partner With U.S. To Exchange Prisoners

The Financial and Manpower Crisis of Lebanese Hezbollah Militia Affiliated to Iran Regime

Per Capita Income Conditions in Iran No Different From War-Torn Syria

The state-run Aftab-e Yazd daily, affiliated with the faction loyal to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, issued a post shedding important light on Iran’s economic conditions.

Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of the Clerical Regime: Presence in Iraq, Syria Is the Regime's Security Shield

The Details of the Iran Regime Meddling in Iraq

The Iranian regime changes the ethnic and religious composition of Mosul
Orient TV reported on Sunday April 23 quoting Kurdish authorities that militias close to the Iranian regime have started a large scale ethnic and religious change in Mosul and with the lack of independent media, quietly advance their plans.

Assad's Air Force Chemical Attack on Khan Sheikhoun Was in Support of IRGC Ground Forces Operations
Secretariat of the National Council of Resistance of Iran April 19, 2017-
Investigating the events before and after Bashar al-Assad’s chemical attack on the town of Khan Sheikhoun, clearly indicates that the goal of this attack was to support the operations of Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) in the northern province of Hama. Since the Free Syrian Army and the Syrian opposition began to advance in the north of Hama from March 21, 2017, and reached within three kilometers of the city of Hama, the IRGC dispatched its forces in Damascus and its suburbs with its highest ranking commanders to this area. Now these forces are present in the North and West of the city of Hama and around the town of Soran. These forces include battalions of the 19th Fajr Shiraz Division, battalions of the division known as Nabi Akram of Kermanshah, Saberine special battalions of Tehran province and Ninawa brigade forces in Golestan province.

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley says Iran, not Israel, bears blame for Middle East crisis

Strategic Planning Towards Iran Regime and Terrorist Designation of the IRGC

article titled ‘European nations need to co-operate with US on #Iran policy’ written by Lord Maginnis of Drumglass was published on ‘eureporter’. Among other issues, the article has a clear and profound answer, to a common narrative of opponents of the new U.S. policy towards Iran regime, which is formulated in this phrase: “upsetting Iran with terror-related sanctions could lead to the failure of the nuclear agreement”.

Tillerson Notified Congress: Iran Remains a Leading State Sponsor of Terrorism
April 19, 2017 and article written by Abigail Williams and Jacob Pramuc titled “Tillerson: Iran Left ‘Unchecked’ Could Follow North Korea’s Path” was published on ‘NBC News’
 the following are excerpts of that article:

Exclusive:Iran IRGC present in Assad’s Shayrat airfield

Iran Commentary, APRIL 9, 2017 -Following is the Basel Ezzatedin, Director of the Qasioun News Agency office in the city of Homs, in an interview with Iranian opposition INTV satellite television described how the Shayrat airfield has been used by Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC).

Blacklisting IRGC Is the First and Necessary Step in Curbing Iran Regime's Atrocities

All- out Unity Against Iran Regime's Export of Terrorism

After enjoying eight years of active appeasement, engagement and rapprochement from the U.S. under the tenure of President Barack Obama, Iran is beginning to feel the heat, significantly to say the least, in the wake of increasingly harsh remarks made by a slate of American and international correspondents. And with crucial presidential elections looming just around the corner as scheduled for May the 19th, this rise in the tone of the international community couldn’t come at a worst timing for Iran. Wrote Heshmat Alavi, in Forbes on April 1, 2017 and the article continues as follows

The Iran Regime's Terrorist IRGC Qods Force: We Are Engulfed in a Minefield

Washington Post, April, 1, 2017 

U.S. increasingly sees Iran’s hand in the arming of Bahraini militants

Iran Regime's Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Terrorists Arrested in Bahrain

Bahrain arrests terror cell with links to IRGC, Hezbollah Brigades in Iraq
Bahrain security forces have arrested a terror cell that plotted to assassinate important senior government and community figures. Al Arabiya English reported on March 26, 2017.
The suspects were arrested on Sunday, a statement from Bahrain’s interior ministry has confirmed.
During security operations in several cities across the small Gulf island kingdom, investigations revealed that the extremist group worked under direct supervision in terms of financing, planning and implementation of attacks by two known extremists; Mortadha Majeed al-Sindi and Qassim Abdullah Ali.
A Blow to the Terrorism of Iran Regime in Bahrain

Some details have been revealed regarding one of the most dangerous terrorist groups detained in Bahrain, announced Ahmed al-Hamadi The head of the terrorist crimes center in Bahrain, and added: according to the reports, 54 terrorists established the terrorist group and it was commanded by a German terrorist. 25 members of this terrorist group have been arrested as well.
This group has carried out 6 terrorist operations in Bahrain. Those who got arrested admitted that they have assassinated the security forces with plans formulated by the Iran regime. These people used the security zones as a place to keep the explosives and weapons. Additionally, Bahraini security forces confiscated large quantities of explosive detonators, hand bombs, weapons, and ammunitions.
The following is the part of the interview:

Bahrain uncovers 54-member terror cell

Iran Regime's IRGC – Related Terrorists Arrested in Bahrain

Bahrain says 25 arrested in bust of Iran-linked terror cell

Iran Regime's IRGC – Related Terrorists Arrested in Bahrain

Bahrain has arrested 20 terror suspects accused of plotting attacks in the small island Gulf kingdom Al-Arabiya reported on February21, 2017.
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Germany Sentences Iran Regime's IRGC Intelligence Agent to Imprisonment

man was convicted in Germany on Monday of spying for Iran to search out potential attack targets for the Revolutionary Guards.
The defendant, 31-year-old Mustufa Haidar Syed-Naqfi, was sentenced to four years and three months in prison "for working for a foreign intelligence service", a spokeswoman for Berlin's superior court said. ‘Gulf Times’ reported on March 27 2017.
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Inaction Will Only Embolden the Iranian Regime

Iran is once again capturing headlines following more provocative ballistic missile tests in the Strait of Hormuz and Persian Gulf in recent weeks. At the core of these tests, which violate the UN Security Council resolution, stands Tehran regime’s elite force, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). Hossein Abedini wrote in ‘THE DIPLOMAT’ on March 30,2017, the following is an excerpt of the article.

Iran Resistance uncovers secret IRGC tactics
Exposing malign IRGC practices
Two  good article By: Shahriar Kia on the DAILY CALLER

Iran’s leader, military spend billions on terror and weapons, Iranian dissidents report

By Rowan Scarborough
The Washington Times, March 8, 2017 - Iran has spent up to $100 billion in the past five years financing operations in Syria that were instrumental in keeping President Bashar Assad in power, according to a book on the hard-line Islamic theocracy’s vast business holdings and wealth.
The e-book “Iran: The Rise of the Revolutionary Guards’ Financial Empire” estimates that the Islamic republic has paid nearly $100 million a year in salaries to a grab bag of mercenaries it sent to Syria under the direction of the notorious Quds force.

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Study Reveals Destructive Role of IRGC in 14 Countries

To Do Business With Iran Is to Do Business With Khamenei and the IRGC
Iran, terrorism and the rise of the revolutionary guards' financial empire
Over the past decade, a significant portion of Iran’s economic institutions have been handed off to the office of the Supreme Leader under the guise of “privatization.”
The driving force behind this stunning power grab is the expanding sphere of influence of Khamenei's office and the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) over Iran’s economic resources. Wrote Alireza Jafarzadeh the deputy director of the Washington office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran in the on March 8, 2017, the article continues as follows:

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Iran continues to support and fund terrorism and exports chaos to the region

US State Dept. Briefing, March 7, 2017 - During a press briefing at the US State Department, Mr. Mark Toner, the spokesman for that department responded to a question by a reporter who asked about the visa ban for the Iranians

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Corker Statement on Iranian Ballistic Missile Tests

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today made the following statement in response to reports of Iranian ballistic missile tests in violation of international commitments.

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Profits Funding Terror: New Reports Examine Financial Tentacles of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard

( March 8, 2017 – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has exclusive control over nearly half of the country’s official shipping docks and uses them to evade sanctions, export arms to proxies in violation of international embargoes, and carry out other illicit activities.
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A new book has published  about IRGC by NCRI 

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To Stabilize the Middle East, Weaken the IRGC

Profits Funding Terror: New Reports Examine Financial Tentacles of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard
Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has exclusive control over nearly half of the country’s official shipping docks and uses them to evade sanctions, export arms to proxies in violation of international embargoes, and carry out other illicit activities.
That’s according to a new report by the exiled Iranian opposition group National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI)/People’s Mujahedeen Organization of Iran (MEK), which includes information and photographs of a number of the 90 docks it says are controlled by the IRGC in southern Iran. Wrote Patrick Goodenough on ‘cnsnews’ on March 8, 2017. 

3 IRGC Shipping Companies Engaged in Regional Arms Export

At a press conference held in London on March 7, 2016, the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) released information gathered by the People’s Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK) network within Iran that identified three companies, which are used as fronts to engage in smuggling arms within the region. Dr. Matthew Offord, Conservative MP, also attended to address Iran’s malign influence in the Middle East.

Iran Regime's Revolutionary Guard Engages in Smuggling Oil, Gas, Chemical Products…

ran setting up shell shipping companies to export weapons and illicit goods: investigation
Nearly half of all shipping docks in Iran are operated by the regime’s military, and it is using shell companies to smuggle weapons and other illicit goods, according to a new report.

Arab Media Coverage of Iran Opposition Unveiling IRGC Activities in London Press Conference

Yesterday's Osama Bin Laden, Today's Ghasem Soleimani

In an article titled ‘Yesterday’s Osama Bin Laden, Today’s Ghasem Soleimani’, the London-based Al-Arab newspaper writes on March 2 “Ghasem Soleimani, Commander of Iranian (regime’s) Quds Force, is managing a hundred thousand militants spread throughout the Middle East.”

ISJ & EIFA Report: "Destructive Role of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the Middle East"
The International Committee In Search of Justice (ISJ), has Monday (March 6, 2017) published its new report jointly prepared with European Iraqi Freedom Association (EIFA) titled “Destructive role of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) in the Middle East,” In the "executive summary," it reads as follows:

Qassem Suleimani is ‘Iran’s top terrorist’, analyst on The Washington Times says

Staff writer, Al Arabiya, 4 March 20 17 - The Washington Times ran an analysis piece labelling the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Qassem Suleimani as “Iran’s most powerful figure and its top terrorist”.
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The Revolutionary Guards pursue Iran’s warmongering and export of terrorism+Video

Video Clip Shows IRGC Support For Terror Against America
By Patrick Goodenough
( February 28, 2017 – As Iran’s government claimed that the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is widely known to be fighting terrorism in neighboring countries, a newly-emerged video clip purportedly shows an IRGC strategist threatening to unleash terror cells in the U.S., targeting nuclear missile launch facilities, among other things.

Hold Iran accountable for terrorism: Sen. Cruz and Rep. McCaul
Al-Qaeda has used its protected status in Iran to fund and support new operations, and to escape U.S. counterterrorism efforts.Ted Cruz and Michael McCaul USA TODAY, March 3, 2017 -When news from Iran flashes across television screens in the United States, Americans have grown accustomed to seeing belligerence, including ballistic missile tests, harassment of U.S. forces, the kidnapping of our sailors and the unlawful imprisonment of U.S. citizens.
These are not the actions of a rational or friendly regime. They are the actions of autocratic thugs.

Hezbollah as a threat to the US that no wall can prevent

By Tony Duheaume 
Al Arabiya, 3 March 20 17 - When it comes to fighting terrorism, building walls and executing travel bans do nothing to deter hardened terrorists from pursuing their violent agendas, as it matters not what is put in their way, they will find their cannon fodder amongst the vulnerable, dispossessed and downtrodden on the streets of any inner city, including those of the US.
The ones who suffer the most from such draconian restrictions of movement, are the hundreds of thousands of innocent migrant Muslims left to suffer in abysmal conditions, after escaping from the terrible surroundings of wars, and end up being stigmatized as a “public enemy”.
Khamenei & Rouhani Authorize Launch of Missiles
Brigadier General Ramezan Sharif, head of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Public Relations Department, said all missile launches are carried out with the authorization of Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani.
“All IRGC missile launches are authorized by the armed forces headquarters and in coordination with the Supreme National Security Council. This council is chaired by the President and its orders have the leader’s (Khamenei) backing,” he said on Saturday, February 25th in remarks to reporters.

The Iran Regime's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Blacklisting Is a Long Overdue Measure
The discussion in the White House to designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organization remains very much alive.

The US Congress has also witnessed many different plans weighed in this regard. Iran and its lobbies, on the other hand, terrified of the consequences, have taken to the media to depict an image of the US suffering from such a move. Wrote Heshmat Alavi on ‘Al-Arabiya’ on February 28, 2017

FATF Remains Concerned With Terrorist Financing From Iran

The intergovernmental Financial Action Task Force (FATF), which monitors money laundering and terrorism financing worldwide, decided in late June to keep Iran on its blacklist of high-risk countries,

Iran under the rule of mullahs is still considered a Non-Cooperative Country or Territory.

How Obama Paid 1 Billion and 400 Million Dollars to Iran Regime's IRGC?

NCRI - A Senior Official of the IRGC announced that the Intelligence forces compelled the US government to pay 1 billion and 400 million dollars for the release of Jason Rezaian. Earlier than that, Donald Trump also said during the campaign that the US has paid ransom to Iran for the release of its citizens.

Iran’s Regime of Terror by the Numbers
By Heshmat Alavi
Freedom Star, February 23, 2017 - In 38 years the country’s Islamist regime has taken the people into poverty and illiteracy while the leadership has gotten richer and richer.
The mullahs now ruling Iran were able to hijack the revolution that sacked the U.S.-backed Shah regime back in February 1979. However, the 38-year report card left by the mullahs has only raised extreme anger throughout the Iranian society.

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Fallowing is an aticke by MATTHEW RJ BRODSKY on The Daily Beast, Feb. 23, 2017 

The Trump administration is right to keep up the pressure on a belligerent Iran

Trump Administration Puts Iran “on Notice” & Issues Sanctions. What’s Next?
By Alireza Jafarzadeh

Iran IRGC must be labled as terrorist org

The Syrian Opposition Called for Designating the IRGC Militias as Terrorist Groups

the delegation of the Syrian National Coalition Yasser Farhan in an interview with Sky News on February 20th stated:"the Syrian Opposition calls on the U.S. and the U.N. to list the militias of the Iranian regime as terrorist organizations since they carry out the destructive policy of the Iranian regime in Syria.

Assad Backed by IRGC Is the Main Part of the Problem and Not of the Solution

of the National Coalition for Syrian Opposition Forces, Anas al-Abdah at the Munich Security Conference stated that the catastrophic situation in Syria will not change as long as Assad holds the power. In fact, Assad is the main part of the problem and not of the solution."

The IRGC, a terrorist organization that should be designated so

By: Diliman Abdulkader
NRT, Feb. 22, 2017 - The Trump administration is determining whether to designate Iran’s elite arms unit, the Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), as a foreign terrorist organization.

Iranian Resistance Builds Case for Terror Listing of Revolutionary Guards

Iran Irony: IRGC And State Firms Are Benefiting From JCPOA

Forbes16 February 2017 - Those who raised the Iran deal flag, mainly in the United States and Europe, claimed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) would boost trade and encourage foreign investment, enhancing Iran’s private sector and eventually downgrading the regime’s tight grip on the economy.

An explosive new report given to the Trump administration could fuel discussions by the president's inner circle about adding Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) to the official list of foreign terrorist organizations.

The IRGC is a Terror Group Spreading Violence and Extremism.

The IRGC is vital for the Iranian regime, as it enjoys massive control over its economy - blacklist it as FTO would send strong signal to the mullahs.

Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Activities Crippled If Named a Terrorist Group

New revelations call for US blacklisting Iran’s IRGC

By Heshmat Alavi 
The slate of sanctions slapped on Iran by the new Trump White House in response to Tehran’s January 29th ballistic missile test is a welcome development. There are hopes such a move will signal to the mullahs to begin curbing, and eventually ending, their support for global terror, testing of ballistic missiles and the ongoing domestic crackdown.
While the Trump administration’s actions to this day may be considered lacking the necessary might to make Iran’s regime truly feel the pain, they represent a key U-turn from his predecessor’s appeasement drive.....

Media Express, Feb. 14, 2017 - The National Council of Resistance of Iran ( NCRI ) held a press conference to release its report on the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force command headquarters for terrorist training. The conference will be held at the NCRI office in Washington D.C. at 10:30 am eastern on February 14, 2017.
The conference focused on the types of training being done in Iran, but where the fighters are being sent, what is involved in the training and the names of those commanders who are currently involved in the training camps. In addition, using satellite imagery, the NCRI showed the locations of the training camps within Iran.
Scale of IRGC Foreign Fighters' Program Revealed

NCRI - The US Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) today revealed, from its sources inside Iran, the regime's sophisticated program of training foreign mercenaries.

The Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) has created the Training Directorate, codenamed '12,000'. Headquartered at the Imam Ali military base, the IRGC operates dozens of training camps across Iran, specializing in all aspects of warfare from missile to marine operations. Cadres are divided by nationality as well as specialization.
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The Beginning of the End of the Iran Regime

"IRGC Should Be Treated Like ISIS"

the National Security and Terrorism Studies Department at the Gulf Research Center, Mustafa Alani believes that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) should be treated like ISIS.
The following is his interview with Al-Arabiya TV aired on 11 February 2017:

 Hossein Abedini

A Real Story of an Assassination by Iran Regime's IRGC

This article by Mr. Hossein Abedini, an Iranian parliamentarian in exile, and a member of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the National Council of Resistance of Iran, appeared in Forbes on February 13, 2017
The following is the full text.


Why U.S. Needs to Designate IRGC as Terrorist Entity

The Media Express, Feb. 11, 2017 - The Trump Administration has asked several U.S. agencies to consider designating the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization. This has critics of a hard line on Iran defending why the IRGC shouldn’t have this designation.

To Contain Iran, Blacklist the Revolutionary Guards

The Guards are the main force behind Iran’s nuclear program, lethal meddling across the Middle East, ballistic missile drive and domestic crackdown.

Blacklisting Iran’s Revolutionary Guards is a good start for the U.S.

Source: Blasting News, Feb. 11, 2017
The IRGC is vital for the Iranian regime, as it enjoys massive control over its economy - blacklist it as FTO would send strong signal to the mullahs.

The Criminal Empire of the Iran Regime's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC)

With new US President Donald Trump determined to completely rewrite the terms of the Iran Deal, the Iranian regime and commanders of its praetorian guard, the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Force (IRGC), will no doubt soon have to decide whether to continue to pursue their ballistic missile program, which breaks the terms of the treaty, and will no doubt see it collapse, or they will have to give up manufacturing and testing such missiles, to enable them to continue to have vast amounts of cash flowing their way, from the unfrozen billions of dollars that has been held as a result of sanctions. Wrote Tony Duheaume in Al-Arabiya on Friday, February 10, 2017. The following are excerpts of this article.
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U.S. Resident Held in Iran by IRGC, Is Described by His Lawyer a 'HOSTAGE'
 Friday, 24 February 2017 13:37
A Washington-based lawyer for a U.S. permanent resident imprisoned in Iran by IRGC has called him as a "hostage."
Jason Poblete said in a statement on Thursday that Iranian accusations that Nizar Zakka confessed to authorities are "completely false." AP, reported on February 23, 2017.
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IRGC and Old Habits BY: Reza Shafa
They say old habits die hard. In the case of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is certainly true. There are two seemingly unrelated events in the past few days;
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300 Thousand Dollars Prize for the Execution of Salman Rushdie by IRGC Affiliated Companies and Other Regime Institutions

Anti-Terrorism Expert Warns: Stop Iran Regime's Spies Against MEK in U.S.

Targeting Iran's Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Is Long Over Due

New U.S. Administration's Measures and Increased Conflicts Within the Iran Regime

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