Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps
Branch of the Iranian Armed Forces
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The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) is a branch of the Iranian Armed Forces, founded after the Iranian Revolution on 22 April 1979 by order of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. Whereas the Iranian Army defends Iranian borders and maintains internal order, according to the Iranian constitution, the Revolutionary Guard (pasdaran) is intended to protect the country's Islamic republic political system. The Revolutionary Guards base their role in protecting the Islamic system as well as preventing foreign interference and coups by the military or "deviant movements".
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Iran blames misalignment and bad communication for shooting down Ukrainian jetA misaligned missile battery, miscommunication between troops and their commanders and a decision to fire without authorisation all led to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard shooting down a Ukrainian..
Iran says it has built underground missile cities along Gulf coastlineIran's powerful Revolutionary Guards Navy chief said on Sunday that Tehran had built underground "missile cities" along the Gulf coastline and warned of a "nightmare for Iran's enemies". Iranian..
Iran's IRGC to receive ‘surprise systems’ soon: Top generalThe chief commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the US-backed arms embargo resolution against Iran will have no effect on the country's defense capabilities, announcing the elite..
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Iran says it will execute man convicted of spying on Soleimani for CIAAn Iranian who spied for U.S. and Israeli intelligence on slain Revolutionary Guards commander Qassem Soleimani has been sentenced to death, Iran said on Tuesday, adding the case was not linked to..
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Iran has boosted range of naval missiles to 700 km: Fars news agencyIran has increased the range of its naval missiles to 700 kilometres (435 miles), the head of the Revolutionary Guards navy said on Monday, according to the Fars news agency.
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Iran will give a decisive response to any "mistake" by the U.S. in the Gulf: Revolutionary Guards navyIran will give a decisive response to any mistake by the United States in the Gulf, the Revolutionary Guards navy said in a statement published on the Guards' news site Sepah News.
US Navy: Iran harassed US vessels in Gulf, came within yards of collidingIranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard boats have harassed US warships, according to a new report, coming dangerously close. The incidents happened in the Persian Gulf according to CNN with one ship..
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