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Iran, Pakistan agree to create a joint rapid reaction force

Iran, Pakistan agree to create a joint rapid reaction force

Speaking at a press conference with Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday in Tehran, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that he had conferred on border security with the Pakistani PM at a meeting prior to the press conference, saying “we both agreed to expand security cooperation between the two countries, and form a joint rapid reaction force on shared borders to counter terrorism.”

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Who is Major General Salami?

Who is Major General Salami?

Hossein Salami, appointed as the new commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), was one of the key military commanders during the Iraqi war on Iran in the 1980s, reports Press TV.

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US clamps down on Iranian oil sales, risks rise in petrol prices

US clamps down on Iranian oil sales, risks rise in petrol prices

The Trump administration is poised to end a program that has allowed five large nations, including China and India, to buy Iranian oil despite American sanctions, two senior American officials said on Sunday, a decision that is intended to squeeze Tehran’s government but could lead to higher oil and gasoline prices.

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US issues exemptions to work with IRGC

US issues exemptions to work with IRGC

The United States has largely carved out exceptions so that foreign governments, firms and NGOs do not automatically face U.S. sanctions for dealing with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards after the group’s designation by Washington as a foreign terrorist group, according to three current and three former U.S. officials.

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Changing US policy towards Iran possible through creating costs

Changing US policy towards Iran possible through creating costs

An Iranian university professor has said: “US military action against Iran in medium-term will gain more weight should the latter’s military power and regional influence decline, but increasing the cost of a US military action would halt the implementation of this policy.”

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Zarif warns against long-term IRGC blacklisting

Zarif warns against long-term IRGC blacklisting

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has warned of "long-term and immediate repercussions" of the US designation of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, urging global action against Washington’s acts of adventurism.

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