Category Archives: Iran

The Intelligence Organization of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC)

The IRGC’s Intelligence Organization, in its current form, was established in 2009. The Organization’s origin is in the Intelligence Unit of the IRGC, established shortly after the Islamic Revolution (1979). The Unit underwent several organizational and structural changes, culminating in the establishment of the Intelligence Organization. Since the late 1980s, and even more so in the late 1990s and in the first decade of the 21st century, the intelligence organ of the IRGC has gained power at the expense of the Ministry of Intelligence. Continue reading

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Forget China: Iran’s Hackers Are America’s Newest Cyber Threat – Defense PK

For several years, Iran was believed to possess the ambition to launch disruptive attacks on Western, Israeli or Arab computer networks, but not necessarily the technological capability of actually doing so. Those doubts have largely evaporated. Continue reading

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A pragmatic partnership: Why China and Iran try to collaborate

The deal is rumoured to involve security cooperation and intelligence sharing. Any Chinese-Iranian military and security collaboration – while viewed as a provocative move by the West – is likely to be a slow-burner. Continue reading

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Iran – Resistance’s Leadership messages in Tehran: Khamenei, Rouhani must face justice for crime against humanity

Quoting an “informed source,” the state-run Asr-e Khabar wrote, “Early morning yesterday, an unidentified man riding on a motorcycle threw a hand-grenade at the building… Given the available videos, his identity is under investigation.” Continue reading

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Petition: Tim Cook : #Stop Removing Iranian Apps from the @AppStore ·

We are asking you Mr. Cook, to recognize our rights as Apple customers. Please stop removing Iranian applications from App Store and lift policies that are limiting our access to the products and services offered via Apple’s platforms by people of the world, for the people of the world.

Sincerely yours,
Iranian residents of global village
Cc’d to Mr. Javad Zarif – Iran Foreign Affairs Minister.
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Iran bans US dollar

The government of Iran imposed new restrictions on the use of the US dollar in the country. The use of the US dollar for import operations in the Islamic Republic of Iran has been banned from February 28, Forbes reports … Continue reading

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Saudi Money In Syria – Sowing The Seeds Of ISIS 2.0

(Abundant Hope, Oct 19, 2017) –There is dangerous news evolving from Raqqa, Syria. While ISIS is largely defeated seeds get sown for its reappearance. The Kurdish forces under the label SDF and led by U.S. special forces have defeated ISIS in … Continue reading

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Raeesi 2017, Or Ahmadinejad Redux?

In the run up to the 2017 election, the emergence of Ebrahim Raeesi as the most likely candidate to defeat President Hassan Rouhani has drawn comparisons with the surge of support for Ahmadinejad in 2005. But how much do the two elections really have in common, and how likely is Raeesi to become the next president of Iran?
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Iran Election Explainer

The May 19 vote will be the first stage, with a possible runoff vote if none of the candidates wins a simple majority of 50 percent +1 of the votes. All voting is to be concluded before the start of the holy month of Ramadan on May 26. Continue reading

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