On the morning of April 9, 2017, hundreds of families of prisoners on death row, especially women, rallied in front of parliament, demanding the abolition of the death penalty. Demonstrators had come from Tehran, Isfahan, Fars, Lorestan, Yazd, Khorasan, Ilam, West Azerbaijan, Kurdistan, Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad, Hormozgan, Sistan and Baluchistan, and Mazandaran provinces and carried banners reading: “No to execution”, “Don’t kill our children”, “You are killing breadwinner’s of the
Iran suffered severe losses from Iraq’s use of chemical weapons between 1982 and 1988 during the Iran-Iraq War. Consequently, Iran has significant experience with the effects of chemical warfare (CW). Iran ratified the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) in
The Treasury Department designated the IRGC pursuant to E.O. 13382 in October 2007, which targets proliferators of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and their supporters
Iran has also purchased a Bladerunner speedboat and has equipped it with missile and torpedo launchers, IRGC Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi told reporters in the coastal city of Bandar Abbas.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has dispatched a fleet of warships to Qatar to expand defence ties and cooperation, IRGC Naval Forces Lieutenant Commander Alireza Tangsiri has said.
The semi-official Fars News Agency reported today that the IRGC is planning to establish a “Basij Navy.” IRGC already has its own naval force, IRGCN, responsible for defending the Persian Gulf and waging naval asymmetrical war in case of an attack on Iran. Its area of responsibility extends from Strait of Hormuz to northern Gulf.
In a recent TV interview, IRGC Navy Commander Ali Fadavi said: “The Americans are aware that if they make even the slightest mistake, their naval vessels will be sunk in the Persian Gulf, the Hormuz Strait, and the Sea of Oman.”
The Iranian fleet is divided between the regular Islamic Republic of Iran Navy (IRIN), and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps Naval Forces (IRGCNF). 18,000 sailors are enlisted in the regular navy, whilst the IRGCNF is comprised of 20,000 sailors and 5,000 marines.21 Iran has seven
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has unveiled a domestically-designed and -manufactured long-range and fast cruising vessel with a helipad on its deck to accommodate a helicopter gunship.
FNA- Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi underlined that his forces are fully prepared to give a crushing and proper response to the enemies’ threats, adding that the IRGC Navy is powerfully deployed in the Southern waters of Iran which is the most possible source of threats against the country.
Added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control OFAC