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Iran steps up weapons lifeline to Syria's Assad - envoys

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.

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Text of report by Guards commander on unrest in Iran capital

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)

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards recruiting “terrorists”

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.

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Guards involved in smuggling at Iran port

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.

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Exclusive: Sick livestock imported, budget diverted in Iran ministry

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.

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