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September 2, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named a new head for Iran's Revolutionary Guard, an organization Washington is considering designating a terrorist group, state media reported. No reason was given for the change and it was not clear whether the reshuffle would affect the possible U.S. move, which would pressure businesses the Guard controls or has interests in, from construction to oil sectors.
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September 2, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei named a new head for Iran's Revolutionary Guard, an organization Washington is considering designating a terrorist group, state media reported. No reason was given for the change and it was not clear whether the reshuffle would affect the possible U.S. move, which would pressure businesses the Guard controls or has interests in, from construction to oil sectors.
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August 26, 2007 | Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer
Iran's Revolutionary Guard has quietly become one of the most significant political and economic powers in the Islamic Republic, with ties to more than 100 companies, which by some estimates control more than $12 billion in business and construction, economists and Iranian political analysts say. The Guard was created in 1979 as a military and intelligence force to protect the ideals of Iran's Islamic Revolution.
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August 26, 2007 | Kim Murphy, Times Staff Writer
Iran's Revolutionary Guard has quietly become one of the most significant political and economic powers in the Islamic Republic, with ties to more than 100 companies, which by some estimates control more than $12 billion in business and construction, economists and Iranian political analysts say. The Guard was created in 1979 as a military and intelligence force to protect the ideals of Iran's Islamic Revolution.
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January 26, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
Security guards on a domestic Iran Air flight foiled a hijacking and killed all four hijackers in a shootout, IRNA news agency reported today. The agency, quoting a statement from the Islamic Revolutionary Guards, said four "armed terrorists" tried to hijack the Boeing 727 Thursday night on a flight between the southern cities of Shiraz and Bandar Abbas.
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April 17, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
An elite military wing in Iran warned pro-reform leaders and the press that any attempt to undermine Iran's Islamic ideology would be met with "Islamic violence." The strongly worded statement by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps conforms to the increasingly strident tone taken by hard-liners against reformists who swept parliamentary elections in February.
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September 23, 1989 | From United Press International
Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani, reviewing troops at a parade marking the start of the Persian Gulf War nine years ago, Friday warned the military to be prepared for possible attacks against Iran's borders, Tehran Radio said. It was the second time in a week that Iran warned of the possibility of renewed war with Iraq.
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March 14, 2000 |
Several mortar rounds landed inside a large residential complex near a military base in northern Tehran on Monday, injuring at least four people, witnesses said. An Iraqi-based opposition group claimed responsibility. As many as 10 mortars hit the complex, which contains 360 apartments, witnesses said. Ambulances and fire engines raced out of the complex. Tehran radio also reported the explosions, saying they were from mortar rounds. One person lost his legs, witnesses said.
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April 11, 1999 | From Associated Press
A high-ranking Iranian army commander was killed Saturday morning while on his way to work, the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported. Brig. Ali Sayyad Shirazi, deputy chief of the joint staff command of the armed forces, was a senior army commander during Iran's 1980-88 war with Iraq, the agency said. He was assassinated by "terrorists," a common euphemism for the Iraq-based opposition group Moujahedeen Khalq. The agency did not say how Shirazi was killed.
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December 28, 1988 | Associated Press
An Iranian multimillionaire who headed an organization to help families of Iran's war dead was sentenced to death for fraud and 74 lashes for adultery in Tehran today amid a postwar crackdown on high-level corruption. Tehran's First Criminal Court also ordered Ali Mousavi of the private Nabovvat Foundation to pay $17.8 million to 17 creditors, according to Iran's official Islamic Republic News Agency.
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February 16, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps has renewed a call to kill British author Salman Rushdie, whom Iran condemned to death 14 years ago for allegedly insulting Islam in a prizewinning novel. The hard-line corps, an elite fighting force separate from the army, said in a statement that a 1989 fatwa -- or Islamic edict -- issued against Rushdie by the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, Iran's late supreme leader, was "irrevocable," the official Islamic Republic News Agency reported late Friday.
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December 27, 1990 | From Associated Press
Iran today test-fired a Soviet-made SA-6 anti-aircraft missile, acknowledging for the first time that it had acquired the advanced, long-range weapon. The acquisition of the SA-6 was believed to be part of a $6-billion defense and industrial deal signed by Iranian President Hashemi Rafsanjani in Moscow in June, 1989. A Tehran radio broadcast, monitored in Cyprus, said the surface-to-air missile was fired by the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps at the Fajr missile base.
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