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News: Terrorism and fundamentalism

IRGC: Its Role and Its Aims

IRGC: Its Role and Its Aims

By Mahmoud Hakamian

The notorious Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) plays a major role in the running of Iran. It was set up just three months after the 1979 revolution. It was initially intended to be a paramilitary force that was loyal to the country’s Supreme Leader but it has become the most important force that holds the regime up.

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Iran Regime Divided Over a Bill to Combat Terrorism

Iran Regime Divided Over a Bill to Combat Terrorism

By Staff Writer

The Iranian Regime has reached a turning point in its internal quarrels about approving a bill to combat the financing of terrorism and pass it into law, according to Ahmad Tavakoli, a member of the Expediency Council with close ties to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei’s faction.

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Iranian Threat Rises in Europe

Iranian Threat Rises in Europe

By Mohammad Sadat Khansari

The Iranian regime was once known as a state that carried out assassinations of its citizens abroad. However, its reputation had been forgotten for a long time and it seemed like the Iranian regime had abandoned this practice that was a common occurrence during the eighties and nineties.

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Iran Regime’s Role in Recruiting for ISIS

Iran Regime’s Role in Recruiting for ISIS

By Staff Writer

U.S. President Donald Trump's national security adviser has called Iran "the central banker of international terrorism" as he laid out a wider strategy for countering Tehran in the Middle East.

John Bolton told reporters on October 4 that the U.S. strategy toward Iran would use both military and nonmilitary means to push back on Iranian-backed militants, and their financial backers.

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Ex-Houthi Official Admits Crimes Against Yemeni People

Ex-Houthi Official Admits Crimes Against Yemeni People

By Staff Writer

The Iran-backed Houthi militias have committed "heinous crimes" against the Yemeni people, according to the militant group’s former propaganda chief who defected on Friday.

Abdelsalem Jaber, a self-styled information minister for the Houthis, explained during a press conference in Riyadh on Sunday that it is the right time for allied forces to complete the “liberation” of Yemen from the Houthis before detailing a long list of abuses carried out by Iran’s militia, including turning state institutions into competing “centres of power”.

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