Iran's Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) was founded in the aftermath of the 1979 Islamic Revolution to defend the regime against internal and external threats, but has expanded into a political party holding a substantial representation in Congress. Crackdowns on protestors in the wake of the disputed June 2009 presidential elections brought new scrutiny of the Guards' role. Some analysts believe the Guards power exceeds that of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. Video Video:2012 Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari strongly rejected western media reports alleging that Iran has deployed troops in Syria.Video: 2010 Islamic Revolution Guards Corps on military drill in Persian Gulf began a massive air, land and sea exercise Thursday in the Persian Gulf aimed at showcasing the Islamic regime's military strength, state-run media reported. Dubbed the "Great Prophet 5," the military maneuvers conducted by the…
Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC)
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