Reuters: Iran has significantly stepped up military support to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in recent months, solidifying its position alongside Russia as the government's lifeline in an increasingly sectarian civil war, Western diplomats said.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Feb. 26 – Iran Focus has obtained an internal report by a commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps about the 20 February anti-government protests in Tehran. (Text translated by Iran Focus)
Iran Focus: Tehran, Oct. 28 - The “Mohammad Rassoul-o Allah Garrison” of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has been recruiting among villagers in various regions, in particular in the oil-rich southwestern Province of Khuzistan.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Aug. 13 - Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) is running a major smuggling network from the southern Iranian island of Qeshm, situated in the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the mouth of the Persian Gulf below the port city of Bandar Abbas in mainland Iran, according to a leaked IRGC internal report.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Aug. 10 – Some of the funds allocated in the Iranian government’s budget for the purchase of livestock from abroad have gone missing and are believed to have been stolen by government officials, Iran Focus has learnt.
Iran Focus: London, Jul. 26 - Iran's new ambassador to Iraq, Hassan Danaifar, a Baghdad native who was expelled from Iraq and rose through the ranks of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, reportedly is assuming the post more than six months after being appointed.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Jul. 04 - Nearly a million Iranian children - mostly girls - are married due to provisions in Iran's Islamic marriage laws which allow the existence of child wives, according to an official with knowledge of the matter.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Jun. 20 – An Iranian cleric who is little known in the West is heading an intelligence operation that was formed only last year to counter political unrest, and which has rapidly become the Tehran regime’s main security force.
Iran Focus: Tehran, Jun. 10 - Iranian officials are concerned by "unprecedented" levels of political graffiti appearing in streets in Tehran over the past month, Iran Focus has learnt.
Iran Focus: Qom, May 31 - Iranian officials are focusing on foreign students studying at seminaries in the Shiite holy city of Qom, south of Tehran, as vessels to help further the Islamic Republic's foreign policy agenda, especially advancing its fundamentalist influence in Muslim countries, Iran Focus has learnt.
Iran Focus: Tehran, May 29 - Iran is spending millions of dollars and reorganising the paramilitary Bassij Force to attract new volunteers following low morale and widespread defections during last year’s anti-government nationwide uprising.
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