The Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has recently begun to appear strongly on the political, media and social scenes in Iran. Although the IRGC must focus on military activity alongside the Iranian army, it has announced fake devices to combat the corona virus, while its leadership has sought to dominate the Iranian parliament and all its committees, especially after the former IRGC commander Mohammad Bagher Ghalibaf was elected parliament speaker on May 28.
The Iranian navy last week announced that 19 sailors had been killed and 15 wounded in a “friendly fire” incident, when its support vessel Konarak was hit by a new anti-ship missile being tested by the Jamaran frigate during drills in the Gulf of Oman
In July 2019, Iran began to explicitly violate the July 2015 nuclear agreement. The recent IAEA report (March 3, 2020) addressed the following breaches by Iran on uranium enrichment:
Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami underlined closer defense cooperation and strategic partnership with the new Iraqi government for regional security and stability.
After a big drop in April, Iran’s conventional military activity is up. Cyber operations never slowed down.
“Iran is one of the five countries in the world that has a fast watercrafts industry,” Commander Amir Rastegari, head of the Maritime Industries Organization of the Ministry of Defense, told Mehr News Agency on April 6, 2020.
The Iranian Armed Forces deployed missile launchers along the Strait of Hormuz in the Islamic Republic’s southern region.
The Chief-of-Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, General Mohammad Bagheri, said on Thursday that the targeting of the U.S. forces in Iraq is not ordered by Tehran.
Iran’s defensive deterrent power has struck “strategic horror” in the hearts of the Islamic Republic’s enemies, the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said on Monday.
Iran has deployed new military reinforcements in the strategic town of Saraqib in Idlib, northern Syria, to support the regime forces, Turkish media reported
The Iran-backed Houthi rebel group claimed on February 15 that it shot down a Tornado fighter jet belonging to Saudi Arabia. Houthi spokesman Yahya al-Saree said on Houthi-run Al-Masirah television that the jet was downed in the Al-Jawf governorate in northern Yemen by an “advanced surface-to-air missile