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White House weighs designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration is considering a proposal that could lead to potentially designating Iran’s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, according to U.S. officials familiar with the matter. The officials said several U.S. government agencies have been consulted about such a proposal, which if implemented would add to measures

Reckless Iran ramps up dangers at sea, US Navy commander says

Unsafe interactions at sea between the U.S. and Iran are on a troubling upswing, the commander of an American destroyer that recently fired warning shots said on Thursday. Cmdr. Mark Davis, the USS Mahan’s commanding officer, said the number of “unsafe and unprofessional” interactions jumped from 23 in 2015 to 35 last year, although the percentage

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards position for power

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards look set to entrench their power and shift the country to more hardline, isolationist policies for years to come following the death of influential powerbroker Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani. Former president Rafsanjani long had a contentious relationship with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), which is both the strongest military force in

Iran Nuclear Agreement: Deal Us Out

Ed Feulner, Iran’s leaders have a simple message for any administration unhappy about the nuclear deal negotiated by President Obama: Hands off. The deal has faced no shortage of criticism from those who rightly point out its defects. Too bad, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says: There is “no possibility” of dismantling it. According to Iran’s

Iran vessels make ‘high speed intercept’ of U.S. ship: U.S. official

Four of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) vessels “harassed” a U.S. warship on Tuesday near the Strait of Hormuz, a U.S. defense official said, amid Washington’s concerns about Iran’s posture in the Gulf and in the Syrian civil war. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said on Wednesday that two of the

BOEING BUCKS: Ex-Clinton official got $$$ while pushing Iran deal

A former top Clinton administration diplomat who used his political sway to garner support for the Iran nuclear deal apparently was being bankrolled the entire time by Boeing — which is set to make billions off a jet deal with Tehran now that sanctions have been lifted. Thomas Pickering, who also served as co-chairman of

Iran lashes out, threatens to shut Strait of Hormuz over GOP rep’s bill

Iran’s leaders voiced outrage this week – and even threatened to shut down the Strait of Hormuz — following a Republican congressman’s  proposed legislation seeking a stronger response to Tehran’s recent provocative actions against the U.S. Navy in the Persian Gulf, including the capture of 10 Navy sailors in January. A senior Revolutionary Guard commander

Israel Warns U.S. That Militant Threat in Iraq May Serve Iran’s Nuclear Aims

 Israeli officials are meeting with American counterparts to urge them not to let Iran benefit from the battlefield successes of an al-Qaeda offshoot in Iraq, an aide in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office said. The aide provided no details and spoke yesterday by phone on condition of anonymity to discuss confidential diplomacy. In his first

Iranian commander: We have targets within America

 A top commander of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards boasted Saturday that his forces have plans in place to attack the United States from within, should the U.S. attack the Islamic Republic. “America, with its strategic ignorance, does not have a full understanding of the power of the Islamic Republic,” Brig. Gen. Hossein Salami said in a

Iran hard-liners unveil new ‘Death to America’ songs at former US Embassy ahead nuclear talks


Hard-liners in Iran have unveiled two new “Death to America” songs at the former U.S. Embassy in Tehran, hoping to keep anger high ahead of nuclear talks with Western powers. They performed the songs Saturday ahead of a planned massive protest Monday to mark the anniversary of the U.S. Embassy takeover in 1979. The anniversary