Tag Archive for Iran’s Revolutionary Guard

US designates Iran’s Revolutionary Guards as terrorist organization 

President Trump makes history with the Department of State declaring a branch of another country’s government, a “foreign terrorist organization,” which could facilitate fresh sanctions against the  Islamic Republic.
– A furious Tehran replies in kind on U.S. armed forces.

Associated Press


Donald Trump announced Monday that the United States is designating Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a “foreign terrorist organization,” in an effort to increase pressure on the country that could have significant diplomatic implications in the Middle East.

It is the first time that the U.S. has designated a part of another government as a terrorist organization.

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards commander-in-chief Mohammad Ali Jafari (R) views the new “Dezful” missile, at an undisclosed, underground location on February 7, 2019  – Photo/ IRAN’S REVOLUTIONARY GUARDS WEBSITE, via AFP

The designation imposes sanctions that include freezes on assets the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps may have in U.S. Continue Reading »

Arab Media Report: IDF jets strike Iranian forces in Syria, again

Syria’s state-controlled SANA news agency reported that Israeli jets once again hit the T-4 military airbase in Syria, where Iranian forces are known to be stationed, despite Syria’s use of S-200 missile batteries to hinder their mission.

By David Rosenberg


A Syrian airbase used by Iran’s Revolutionary Guard was targeted in a series of airstrikes Sunday night, Arab media outlets have claimed.

According to a report by Syria’s state-controlled SANA news agency, the T-4 airbase in Syria was attacked by fighter planes which approached from the south.

F15 I,’Ra’am’ (‘Thunder’) A multi-purpose long-range fighter jet, mainly used for attack and interception strikes.

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Jordan worried over Iranian Revolutionary Guard & Hezbollah fighters on its border

Al-Hayat reports: Jordanian foreign minister warns Tehran that the deployment of thousands of Iranian Revolutionary Guard troops & Hezbollah fighters along the Jordanian-Syrian border could undermine regional stability & spark a military clash.

By Daniel Siryoti, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff


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Iran reports supplying Hezbollah missiles capable of striking Dimona

Senior Revolutionary Guard official boasts of supplying Hezbollah with Fateh-110 missiles, having a range of up to 350 kilometers, capable of striking Israel’s nuclear reactor in Dimona.

By Roi Kais


Iran supplied Hezbollah with missiles capable of reaching the nuclear reactor in Dimona, semi-official Fars News Agency reported. The Fateh (Conqueror) model missile – carrying a 500 kilogram warhead and flying at up to 4,500 kph – has a range of 250 to 350 kilometers.

Iranian weapons expo

Iranian weapons expo

Ynet’s defense expert Ron Ben-Yishai noted that the Iranian missiles are considered to be more accurate than previous models. The missiles made their way to Hezbollah through Tehran’s ally, Syria. Continue Reading »

Israel’s Defense Minister: Iranian embassies are terror bases


Israel’s Minister of Defense:  Iranian embassies in 5 South American countries, use their diplomatic mail to smuggle weapons and explosives.

Many of the people who serve in these embassies are intelligence agents & members of the Revolutionary Guard.

By Israel Hayom Staff

Speaking to high school students in Dimona on Tuesday, Defense Minister Moshe (Bogie) Ya’alon laid out his position on Iran.

 Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon thinks Iran is trying to destroy Western culture – Photo: Dudi Vaaknin

“The Iranian regime is a radical Islamic-Shiite regime, whose goal is to defeat Western culture. This is not Iran against Israel. It’s Iran against Western culture,” he said. Continue Reading »

Iran proposes front against Israel & sending 4000 troops to Syria for Assad


Report comes a just day after Egyptian president Morsi calls for Hezbollah to leave Syria immediately, & 2 days after UN Human Rights Council condemns all use of foreign fighters in Syrian civil war.


Iran has reportedly decided to send 4,000 troops from its Revolutionary Guard to Syria to aid President Bashar Assad’s forces, The Independent reported on Sunday.

IDF Golan Heights tanks

IDF tanks amassing on the Golan Heights amid heightened tensions with Syria. – Photo: Gil Cohen–Magen


The Independent added that Islamic Republic had even proposed opening a “Syrian” front against Israel in the Golan Heights in order to ensure Assad’s reign continues. Continue Reading »

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Behind Downed Drone

IDF believes Iran’s Revolutionary Guard, Hezbollah’s patrons, was behind UAV launch  which penetrated Israeli air space Thursday only to be downed by Israel Air Force.

By Yoav Zitun



Assessments that Iran is behind the launch of the unmanned drone into Israel airspace Thursday is gaining popularity among Israel’s senior military and political echelons.

ספינות חיל הים מחפשות אחר שברי המל"ט בצהריים (צילום: עידו ארז)

Navy vessels search for wreckage near Haifa – Photo: Ido Erez

According to current assessments, the drone, which was downed by an IAF F-16 jet a few kilometers west of Haifa’s shore line, was sent by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, in contradiction to previous assessments that Hezbollah was behind the launch. Continue Reading »

Iranians mourn their slain Revolutionary Guard General


Iranian clergyman compares slain Iranian General to Hezbollah’s slain commander, Imad Mughniyeh

Syrian Free Army accuses Israel of Shateri’s death by a reported bombing in Syria 2 weeks ago.

By The Associated Press, Daniel Siryoti & Israel Hayom Staff


Prominent Iranian politicians and clerics led mourners at a funeral Thursday for a senior commander of the country’s powerful Revolutionary Guards who was killed this week while traveling from Syria to Lebanon, local media reported.

The exact details surrounding Iranian General Hassan Shateri’s death are still unclear. – Photo: AP

The semiofficial Fars news agency identified the slain commander as Gen.

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Iranian General killed in Lebanon

Iranian news website reports the death of a General of the Revolutionary Guard, by ‘mercenaries of the Zionist regime’

By the Associated Press


An Iranian independent news website is reporting that a senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has been killed in Lebanon.

Revolutionary GuardsThe website, mashreghnews.ir, says General Hassan Shateri was killed by “mercenaries of the Zionist regime,” but provided no details about his death.

Shateri led Guard forces in Lebanon and oversaw Iranian-financed reconstruction projects there.

Iran is a close ally of Syria and the militant group called Hezbollah, which is a powerful player in Lebanon. Tehran provides political and military support to both. Continue Reading »

Khameini aide says Iran’s backing Assad to avert collapse of anti-Zionist front

Iranian official says rebel leader’s vow to establish relations with Israel & the US, justifies Iran’s involvement.


The main reason behind Iran’s support for Syrian President Bashar Assad is to prevent the collapse of the rejectionist front against Israel, a senior aide to the Islamic Republic’s Supreme Religious Leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said in a television interview that was broadcast on Sunday.

Iranian Revolutionary Guards personnel -AP - June 28, 2011.

Iranian Revolutionary Guards personnel watch the launch of a Zelzal missile during maneuvers by the city of Qom, Iran. June 28, 2011.- Photo by AP

“If Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is toppled, the line of resistance in the face of Israel will be broken,” Ali Akbar Velayati told the Arab satellite channel Al-Mayadeen, which is operated by former Al Jazeera reporter Ghassan Ben Jeddo. Continue Reading »

Iran Spying on Israel from Golan Heights

A recent U.S. report indicates Iran has established intelligence stations in several areas in the Middle East, including Syria’s Golan Heights.

By Elad Benari


Iran has been establishing signals intelligence stations in several parts of the Middle East, including the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, the U.S.-based World Tribune reports.

The Defense Department has indicated that one of the intelligence stations was established in the Golan Heights, close to Syria’s border with Israel, the report said.

The Pentagon’s counter-terrorist support office said the stations were established by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps together with Tehran’s leading ally, Syria, according to the World Tribune. Continue Reading »

Syria trades civilian prisoners for rebel-held Iranian Revolutionary Guardsmen

Assad’s regime releases over 2000 civilian prisoners in exchange for 48 Iranians captured last August by fighting Syrian rebels.



Syrian rebels freed 48 Iranian hostages on Wednesday in exchange for the release of more than 2,000 civilian prisoners held by the Syrian government, the head of a Turkish aid agency which helped broker the deal said.

zqzqzqzqThe Syrian rebel al-Baraa brigade seized the Iranians in early August and initially threatened to kill them, saying they were members of Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps sent to fight for Syrian President Bashar Assad.

The Islamic Republic, one of Assad’s closest allies, denied this, saying they were Shi’ite Muslim pilgrims visiting shrines, and it asked Turkey and Qatar to use their connections with Syrian insurgents to help secure their release.

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Sudan accuses Israel for Iranian arms factory blast in Khartoum

Sudanese minister says 4 military planes appearing to approach from the east attacked Khartoum munitions plant

Officials in Jerusalem refuse to comment on Israel’s possible involvement.


Four military planes attacked an arms factory in Khartoum where there was a huge fire overnight, a Sudanese minister said on Wednesday, blaming Israel for the air strike.

Sudan explosion

Fire engulfs Yarmouk ammunition factory in Khartoum October 24, 2012. – Photo: Reuters

Sudan, which analysts say is used as an arms smuggling route to the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip via neighboring Egypt, has blamed Israel for such strikes in the past but Israel has always either refused to comment or said it neither admitted nor denied involvement. Continue Reading »