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IRGC Gen: We posed as aid workers to train fighters in Bosnian Civil War

By INU Staff

INU - The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) denied on Wednesday comments from one of its former generals that the IRGC entered Bosnia during the 1992-1995 civil war, disguised as aid workers from Iran's Red Crescent Society's (IRCS), to train Bosnian Muslim fighters and work with Al-Qaeda in Europe. 

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IRGC to lose strength via U.S. FTO designation

IRGC to lose strength via U.S. FTO designation

By INU Staff

INU - The Iranian regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is a main player in the spread of terror across the Middle East and is instrumental in violent internal repression. U.S. President Donald Trump said earlier this week that the IRGC is a foreign terrorist organisation (FTO) and will be designated as such.

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Threats from Hezbollah Highlight Causes and Consequences of IRGC Terror Listing

Threats from Hezbollah Highlight Causes and Consequences of IRGC Terror Listing

By Mahmoud Hakamian

On Wednesday, Reuters reported that Lebanon’s Iran-backed militant group Hezbollah had chosen to weigh in on the circumstances and potential consequences of Monday’s announcement that the US government would be blacklisting the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps and sanctioning any persons or entities who continued to provide it with material support. The IRGC, and more specifically its foreign special operations Quds Force, have been credited with financing, training, and directing Hezbollah operatives. And this relationship has been cited as a model for the development of Shiite militant groups throughout the region.

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What is the IRGC?

What is the IRGC?

By INU Staff

INU - The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is the most important institution in Iran, with huge influence over all sectors of life there, and is only accountable to the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei. The true power of this shadowy body has been explored in a series of reports, where the activities, members, and duties of the IRGC and all the entities operating under it, are revealed.

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Revolutionary Guards’ Blacklist is Just One Step toward Maximum Pressure

Revolutionary Guards’ Blacklist is Just One Step toward Maximum Pressure

By Edward Carney

Speaking to a Senate committee on Wednesday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo addressed both the recent designation of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps as a terrorist group and the Trump administration’s broader strategy of exerting “maximum pressure” on the Islamic Republic. Pompeo characterized the terror designation as just one step in an ongoing process leading toward the realization of that maximum pressure. “I can assure the rest of the world that President Trump will continue to ratchet up the pressure on the Islamic Republic of Iran so that their behavior will change.”

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MEK welcomes IRGC designation

MEK welcomes IRGC designation

By INU Staff

INU - On Monday, the US designated the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) as a foreign terrorist organisation and the Iranian Resistance, specifically the People’s Mujahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI/MEK), have welcomed the move that they said was long overdue.

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