Tag: Revolutionary Guard Corps

** FILE ** Members of Iranian Corps Guards of the Islamic Revolution forces parade during large-scale military parades in Tehran to mark the 27th anniversary of the Iraqi invasion of Iran that sparked the bloody 1980-88 war, in Tehran, Iran in this photo taken on Saturday Sep. 22, 2007. They …

Iran Vows ‘Crushing’ Response if U.S. Brands Military Wing as Terrorist Organization

A spokesman for Iran’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday that the United States would be making a “strategic mistake” by designating Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) a terrorist organization. “If they do, Iran’s reaction would be firm, decisive, and crushing and the United States should bear all its consequences,” the spokesman said.

An Iranian soldier stands guard near Iranian Navy helicopter carrier Kharg at Port Sudan at the Red Sea State, October 31, 2012. REUTERS/ Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah

U.S. Commanders: Iranian Navy Jeopardizing International Navigation

On Tuesday, the aircraft carrier USS George W. Bush entered the Strait of Hormuz from the Indian Ocean, a vital waterway that handles about 30 percent of the world’s oil shipping. As it has done so often over the past few years, Iran sent a swarm of speedboats to harass the carrier.

One of the five military vessels from Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps that approached a U.S. warship hosting one of America's top generals on a day trip through the Strait of Hormuz is pictured in this July 11, 2016 handout photo. U.S. Navy/Handout via REUTERS

Iran Calls U.S. Military Behavior in Gulf ‘Unprofessional’

The U.S. military presence in the Gulf poses the main risk of conflict in the region, an Iranian military official said on Tuesday after Washington said an Iranian vessel had pointed its weapon at a U.S. helicopter in the strategic Strait of Hormuz.

Captured U. S. sailors

Iran Has Released Captured U.S. Sailors

The Islamic Republic of Iran has announced the release of the 10 U.S. Navy sailors captured Tuesday in the Persian Gulf. On Wednesday morning, Iran state news declared that the sailors had been taken to international waters and freed there, though