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Iran seizes 'foreign oil tanker smuggling oil to Arab states'

A commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps says the vessel was carrying 700,000 litres of fuel and had seven sailors on board.

Aug 04, 2019, 16:40 PM IST

US designates Iran's elite military force as terrorist organisation: Mike Pompeo's full statement

The United States on Monday designated Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist organisation.

Apr 08, 2019, 23:18 PM IST

US designates Iran's elite Revolutionary Guards as terrorist organization

"The IRGC is the Iranian government’s primary means of directing and implementing its global terrorist campaign," Trump has said in a statement.

Apr 08, 2019, 21:14 PM IST

Iran deploys Revolutionary Guards to quell anti-government protests

Iran`s elite Revolutionary Guards have deployed forces to three provinces to put down an eruption of anti-government unrest.

Jan 03, 2018, 23:33 PM IST

Protests hit Iran as government warns against `illegal gatherings`

Tear gas filled the streets of downtown Tehran on Saturday as protests spilled into a third day.

Dec 31, 2017, 00:34 AM IST

Iran promises 'crushing' response if US designates Guards a terrorist group

Iran promised on Monday to give a "crushing" response if the United States designated its elite Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group.

Oct 09, 2017, 17:06 PM IST

Iran promises 'crushing' response if US designates Guards a terrorist group: Tasnim

"We are hopeful that the United States does not make this strategic mistake," foreign ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency in a news conference.

Oct 09, 2017, 14:05 PM IST

Iran tests home-grown air defence system: Official

"The system is made completely in Iran and some of its parts are different from the S-300. All of its sub-systems have been completed and its missile tests have been conducted."

Sep 03, 2017, 12:49 PM IST

Iran arrests six for teaching Zumba: Media

Four boys and two girls have been arrested in Iran for teaching "Western" dance moves including Zumba, a Colombian fitness routine, a local Revolutionary Guards commander said.

Aug 09, 2017, 20:00 PM IST

Iran's Revolutionary Guards warn US against terrorist designation, new sanctions

In Mid-June the US Senate voted for new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program and other activities not related to the international nuclear agreement reached with the United States and other world powers in 2015.

Jul 17, 2017, 19:35 PM IST

Iran says it has built third underground missile factory

The announcement as US President Donald Trump makes a maiden foreign tour in which Saudi and Israeli concerns about Iran have loomed large is likely to stoke new tensions with Washington.

May 25, 2017, 20:05 PM IST

Iranian ex-general killed fighting jihadists in Syria

A retired Iranian general has been killed while battling jihadists as a volunteer in northern Syria, Iranian media reported on Wednesday.

Aug 31, 2016, 15:33 PM IST

Iran missile tests have caused alarm: UN's Ban

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said on Wednesday that Iran`s ballistic missile had caused "alarm" and it would be up to the major powers to decide whether fresh sanctions should be applied.

Mar 30, 2016, 16:12 PM IST

Khamenei says missiles, not talks, key to Iran's future

Iran`s top leader on Wednesday said missiles were key to the Islamic Republic`s future, offering support to the hardline Revolutionary Guards that have drawn criticism from the West for testing ballistic missiles.

Mar 30, 2016, 15:12 PM IST

New flashpoint: Iran holds 10 American sailors; US expects their prompt return

 Iran`s powerful Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps confirmed it seized the boats and said the sailors were safe and well.

Jan 13, 2016, 10:53 AM IST

Iran denies it fired rockets near US warships in Gulf

Iran denied on Thursday that its Revolutionary Guards launched rockets near the US aircraft-carrier Harry S Truman and other warships as they were entering the Gulf on Saturday, rejecting a US report as "psychological warfare".

Dec 31, 2015, 14:31 PM IST

Iran general Soleimani lightly wounded in Syria

General Qassem Soleimani, commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guards' foreign operations wing, was lightly injured in fighting against Syria rebels near Aleppo, a monitoring group and a security source said on Wednesday.

Nov 25, 2015, 21:11 PM IST

Iran leader warns Guards against US infiltration

Iranian supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei warned commanders of the elite Revolutionary Guards Wednesday to be on alert for "political and cultural" infiltration by the United States.

Sep 16, 2015, 18:10 PM IST

Maersk urges Iran to release crew held over cargo spat

Danish shipping group AP Moeller-Maersk on Thursday urged Iran to release the crew of a chartered cargo vessel seized by Iran over a 10-year cargo dispute with an Iranian company.

Apr 30, 2015, 17:29 PM IST

Iran confirms general killed in Israel strike on Syria

Iran confirmed on Monday that a general of its elite Revolutionary Guards died in an Israeli strike on Syria that also killed six members of Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

Jan 19, 2015, 19:34 PM IST