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  • Iran shows off new cruise missile

    08/23/2011 9:06:13 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 08/23/2011 | NASSER KARIMI
    Iran shows off new cruise missile By NASSER KARIMI, Associated Press – 7 hours ago TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president claimed on Tuesday the country's military can cripple enemies on their own ground as Tehran put a new Iranian-made cruise missile on display, the latest addition to the nation's growing arsenal. The state TV reported that the new missile, showcased at a ceremony in Tehran, is designed for sea-based targets, with a range of 124 miles (200 kilometers) and is capable of destroying a warship. The TV said it can travel at low altitudes and has a lighter weight...
  • Iran: America Too Depleted to Attack Even if We Make the Bomb!

    07/21/2011 1:08:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 21, 2011 | Reza Kahlili
    Because of the Obama administration's weakness, the Revolutionary Guards think they can win.The Obama administration has criticized the Iranian regime and its policies while the United States and other countries have put tough sanctions on Iran. The question remains, however, how the Iranian rulers perceive the situation. In their speeches and writings, they argue that America is weak and crumbling. This is, in part, propaganda, but to a considerable degree it is also clear that they believe this to be true. An example of this is an article that has just appeared on Gerdab, a website run by the Iranian...
  • Iran's IRGC to test supersonic missiles at sea: commander

    07/05/2011 5:53:19 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 7 replies
    Xinhua, China ^ | July 04, 2011
    Iran's IRGC to test supersonic missiles at sea: commander The Aerospace Commander of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said Iran plans to test-fire new "supersonic surface-to- sea missiles" as part of its war games in the Persian Gulf in the coming days, the English language satellite Press TV reported on Monday. Hajizadeh said that the new missiles have been designed to target ships and forces at sea, said the report. "Last year, we achieved (the technology of) new anti-ship missiles that can hit targets with multiple speed of sound," he was quoted as saying....
  • Iranian Commander: ‘We Have Infiltrated America and the UK’

    06/20/2011 6:40:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 20, 2011 | Reza Kahlili
    Also: "At this point in time, the United States and the evil British, who are always looking to bluff us, will be outwitted until the point where they no longer have any cards to play."According to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s Fars News Agency, on Tuesday night — during a gathering of high-ranking members of the IRGC command and the Basij militia — Brigadier General Mohammad-Reza Naghdi announced: Today we are in a full-scale war with our enemies. During the last 32 years, the enemy has gone from pillar to post and from one angle to another in order to find...
  • Web certificate fraud bears Iranian fingerprints

    03/24/2011 6:22:11 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Inquirer/AFP ^ | 3-25-11
    SAN FRANCISCO—Hackers from Iran are suspected of swiping authentication data from a US computer security firm in an attempt to impersonate popular Google or Yahoo! sites. "The incident got close to, but was not quite, an Internet-wide security meltdown," Electronic Frontier Foundation senior staff technologist Peter Eckersley said in a message posted at the group's website. Hackers using computers with addresses in Iran posed as a European affiliate of New Jersey-based Comodo on March 15 to get digital certificates allowing the creation of imitation Google, Yahoo!, Microsoft or Skype log-in pages. "The attacker was well prepared and knew in advance...
  • Iran's IRGC attacks anti-Assad protesters in Syria

    03/22/2011 5:17:51 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    World Tribune ^ | Mar. 21, 2011
    LONDON — Iran's elite military units have been deployed to attack protesters of the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Opposition sources said Iran has sent units of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps to attack thousands of anti-Assad protesters in the city of Dera. They said IRGC transported hundreds of commandos via helicopter in what could mark the prelude to massive bloodshed. "The IRGC landed before the killings, which means this is an intentional operation to massacre wholesale the people of Dera," the Reform Party of Syria said. "If true, the Syrian security in Dera has been penetrated."
  • Iran Revolutionary Guards warn of possible "bloodshed" in furture elections

    03/05/2011 5:59:02 PM PST · by nuconvert · 24 replies
    A senior commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned the establishment that if the ninth parliament is not “healthy”, the coming year may be a year of “bloodshed.” FARS news agency reported that General Aubnoosh told a gathering of Guardian Council watchmen in Qazvin: “If the results of the parliamentary elections are not in line with our values, the coming year will be so dangerous it may even lead to bloodshed.” He recommended great care in choosing people who can run for election and thorough investigation before announcing candidate eligibility. The ninth parliamentary elections of Iran will take place next year,...
  • Iran's Revolutionary Guards appeal for restraint against demonstrators

    02/19/2011 9:45:36 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 11 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | February 19th, 2011 | Con Coughlin
    ... We turn to you, the IRGC commander, requesting that you use your authority over the Basij to order them to leave their truncheons at home next time. It goes without saying that we, who swore to defend the Islamic Revolution, are well acquainted with the highest Islamic values of tolerance and liberalism (in Persian – “Tasamukh va Tasahul”), and are familiar with the Islamic principles that “oppose the use of the whip or the club as a means of quelling dispute or dissension”. We promise our people that we will not shoot nor beat our brothers who are seeking...
  • Iran Seeking to Increase Speed of IRGC Vessels to 80-85 Knots

    02/06/2011 11:13:56 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 19 replies
    FARS News Agency ^ | 2011-02-06
    Iran Seeking to Increase Speed of IRGC Vessels to 80-85 Knots TEHRAN (FNA)- The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy plans to boost the high mobility of its vessels in the next few months, the IRGC Navy commander announced on Sunday, adding that IRGC experts are working on projects to increase the speed of missile-launching and fully armed vessels to 80-85 knots. "Increasing the speed of the vessels which carry arms and equipment to 80-85 knots sets the objective of the IRGC naval force for the next Iranian year (starts on March 21)," Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said, and stressed,...
  • Iranian soldier captured in Afghanistan

    12/23/2010 4:53:32 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 27 replies · 8+ views
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12:21AM GMT 24 Dec 2010 | Barney Henderson
    The capture of the officer confirms that Iran is directly supporting the Taliban in Afghanistan. The officer, from the elite al-Quds force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps, was captured by US special forces on December 18, a Nato spokesman said. Described as "a key Taliban weapons facilitator", he was arrested in Kandahar province. "The joint security team specifically targeted the individual for facilitating the movement of weapons between Iran and Kandahar through Nimroz province," a Nato statement said.
  • Iran to Get Money Back (for S-300)

    10/07/2010 10:45:09 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 6 replies
    The Moscow Times ^ | 10/8/2010 | Reuters
    Russia plans to pay back a $166.8 million advance payment from Iran for S-300 air defense missiles after canceling the sale to comply with UN sanctions, a top Russian official said Thursday. President Dmitry Medvedev banned the delivery of the high-precision air defense system last month, saying it would violate sanctions adopted by the UN Security Council in June. The United States and Israel had urged Moscow to scrap the deal, fearing Iran could use the system to protect nuclear facilities that they suspect are part of a weapons program. "We received an advance on this contract of $166.8 million,"...
  • The War over the War (Iran-Iraq War)(Very interesting analysis)

    10/03/2010 6:12:40 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 1+ views
    AEI ^ | September 30, 2010 | Ali Alfoneh
    Thirty years after the end of the war between Iran and Iraq a fierce battle is being fought amongst statesmen, military commanders and scholars about the war. Three questions remain contested: Why did the war began in the first place? Why did the war continue after Iran's liberation of territories occupied by Iraq? And why did the war with Iraq end? -excerpt- Thanks to the Iraqi invasion of Iran, Grand Ayatollah Khomeini and the revolutionary regime managed to rally a fragmented nation around the revolutionary leadership. The revolutionary leadership also managed to keep the remains of the Imperial Army busy...
  • S. Korea announces independent sanctions on Iran

    09/08/2010 12:30:02 AM PDT · by Rabin · 10 replies
    Xinhua News Agency ^ | 2010-09-08 13:15:43 | Frank Chun
    Bank Mellat, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL), have facilitated hundreds of millions of dollars in transactions to help aid Iran's nuclear, missile, and defense entities.
  • The Hezbollah Connection

    08/27/2010 3:35:39 AM PDT · by markomalley · 1 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 8/27/2010 | George H. Wittman
    The growth of Lebanon's Hezbollah (Party of God) has gained considerable impetus through its patron Iran's own desire to dominate strategically the entire Middle East region. Hezbollah fits in neatly with Tehran's effort to reinstate the Persian preeminence in the ancient world reaching back centuries.Ironically this is the same vision held by the late Shah Reza Pahlevi. His imperial objective was clear and for that reason feared by the kingdoms of the Gulf. With more than a little American encouragement, the deeply egocentric Shah more than once indicated he viewed himself as directly descended from the ancient kings of Persia.Today's...
  • 4 Rockets Fall In South; None Injured ["near Kibbutz Nahal Oz"]

    07/24/2010 11:40:54 PM PDT · by Cindy · 60 replies · 27+ views
    YNET NEWS.com ^ | Published: 07.24.10, 23:50 / Israel News | Shmulik Hadad
    SNIPPET: "Police are working to figure out the origin of the rocket that was fired from the Gaza Strip Saturday evening and exploded near Kibbutz Nahal Oz, without causing damage or injures. A total of four rockets and two mortar shells were fired at Israel on Saturday, causing no injuries. An initial examination revealed that the rocket fired at Nahal Oz was manufactured using professional means, most likely outside of the borders of the Gaza Strip. The rocket had a diameter of 115 millimeters, and police sappers were working to locate fragments of it to be tested."
  • Iranian Qods Force commanders linked to Taliban: US Treasury

    08/05/2010 11:47:49 PM PDT · by Cindy · 8 replies
    LONG WAR JOURNAL.org ^ | August 6, 2010 | Bill Roggio
    SNIPPET: "The US Treasury department has added four Iranian Qods Force commanders to its list of specially designated global terrorists, two of whom are charged with directly providing support for the Taliban in neighboring Afghanistan." SNIPPET: "General Hossein Musavi is the commander Qods Force's Ansar Corps, "whose responsibilities include IRGC-QF activities in Afghanistan," the Treasury stated. "As Ansar Corps Commander, Musavi has provided financial and material support to the Taliban." Colonel Hasan Mortezavi is described as a senior Qods Force officer who "provides financial and material support to the Taliban." Qods Forces' Ansar Corps is the command that is assigned...
  • The Hikers, the Mullahs, and their Friends

    08/02/2010 7:32:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies · 3+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | August 1, 2010 | Michael Ledeen
    Last week the president spoke out on behalf of the three American hikers who have been held in Iran for nearly a year. During that time, they have been able to make only one telephone call — to their families back in the U.S. — and write no letter at all. Sarah, Shane, and Josh are in Tehran’s infamous Evin prison, and Sarah is locked in solitary confinement save for once a day when she goes to the prison yard and sees the others. “I want to be perfectly clear,” the president said.  And then he lapsed into incoherence.  “Sarah,...
  • Iran trading firm under investigation after director killed

    08/01/2010 5:02:41 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 3 replies
    Telegraph, UK ^ | Aug 1, 2010
    An Iranian trading firm with close links to the country’s revolutionary guards is under investigation in Austria after a director of the company was killed in a dispute over its future. Baghaollah Vossough, a former Tehran University lecturer, was killed last week at the offices of Cerag International, a company that has supplied Iran’s oil industry with equipment for years. A convicted fraudster and drug dealer, named only as Samad A, has been arrested for carrying out the gangland-style killing, which has brought Vienna’s shadowy world of Iranian middlemen into the spotlight. Viennese police are treating the investigation as a...
  • 'Convincing' Revolutionary Guards Who Support Green Movement 'Better Than Eliminating Them'

    07/27/2010 4:21:25 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty ^ | July 26, 2010 | Golnaz Esfandiari
    The commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has officially acknowledged that some members have been supportive of the country's opposition movement. General Mohammad Ali Jafari said that it is better "to convince" guards who support the opposition than to get rid of them. "Many of the ambiguities have been resolved and they have been convinced that the move was wrong," Jafari was quoted by Fars as saying, according to Radio Farda. "This is better than to physically deal with them and eliminate them." Jafari's comments mark the first time an Iranian official has acknowledged publicly that some members of...
  • Suicide bombings targeting the Revolutionary Guards may signal a gathering storm in Iran.

    07/26/2010 6:22:42 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies
    PLanet Iran/Wall St Journal ^ | 7-24-10 | Potkin Azarmehr
    Late last week, two suicide bombings in southeastern Iran reduced a mosque to rubble, leaving 27 dead and nearly 300 injured. The explosions were the work of Jundollah—”Soldiers of Allah”—a rebel Sunni group opposed to the Shiite-controlled regime in Tehran. The Islamic Republic has always accused the United States of being Jundollah’s paymaster. The leader of Tehran’s government-controlled Friday Prayer even charged the U.S. with masterminding the attacks: “Since the U.S. has lost face in the case of Shahram Amiri [the Iranian nuclear scientist who allegedly spied for the U.S. against Iran] and the reputation of its intelligence has also...