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Iran’s Offer of Prisoner Exchange has Uncertain Implications for Western Strategy

Iran’s Offer of Prisoner Exchange has Uncertain Implications for Western Strategy

By Edward Carney

In his recent remarks at the Asia Society in New York, Iran’s Foreign Minister Javad Zarif appeared to propose a specific prisoner exchange as part of a broader conversation about the Iranian regime’s strategy of taking dual and foreign nationals as hostages, to be used as leverage against Western “enemies.”

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Appointment of New Revolutionary Guard Chief Highlights Ineffective Defiance

Appointment of New Revolutionary Guard Chief Highlights Ineffective Defiance

By Mahmoud Hakamian

It was reported on Monday that Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei had appointed a new head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, roughly two weeks after US President Donald Trump announced that the entire organization would be sanctioned and designated as a foreign terrorist organization. No clear explanation was given for the sudden change in leadership, although it arguably represents an even more hardline shift for the already avowedly conservative paramilitary.

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Iran’s Latest Missile Unveiling Reflects Belligerent Posture

Iran’s Latest Missile Unveiling Reflects Belligerent Posture

By Edward Carney

On Thursday, the Iranian state propaganda network Press TV posted an article boasting of the latest in a long sequence of missile development activities by the Defense Ministry and other military institutions. The article identified three specific missile types, noting that all of them had been tested for the suitability of being mounted to attack helicopters. Authorities declared vaguely that the weapons would likely go into mass production in the near future.

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The IRGC and its Regional Terrorist Network

The IRGC and its Regional Terrorist Network

By Dr Salem Al Ketbi

The US President Donald Trump’s decision to include the IRGC on the US terrorism list came too late, as all the evidence confirms. His country recognized that the IRGC was responsible for 17% of all US casualties in Iraq between 2003 and 2011.

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IRGC terror designation cuts off all Iranian financial channels

IRGC terror designation cuts off all Iranian financial channels

By INU Staff

INU - Ever since the US State Department announced that it would be ending all Iran sanctions waivers come May 2, the Iranian Regime’s financial channels have been closing at increased rates, which means that the US “maximum pressure” campaign to cut off the flow of money to the mullahs is working.

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Iran’s internet influence in Arab countries

Iran’s internet influence in Arab countries

By INU Staff

INU - While Iranian Regime has always seen the US as its major adversary, it has recently been investing significant money and effort in targeting Arab audiences with the message that Saudi Arabia is Iran’s main rival in the region, according to political scientist Dr Majid Rafizadeh, with the objective of increasing antagonism toward Arab states and officials.

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