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It is also no secret that Russian intelligence has been in close contact with Syrian intelligence for many decades, while Russia and Iran are in close contact with each other in support of al-Assad. In addition to the Russians, there are thousands of Iranian Revolutionary Guards and pro-Iran Hezbollah ...
... Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps--one of several entities within the Iranian government responsible for gathering intelligence--as well as other Iranian government clients," according to the U.S. indictment. "The exfiltrated data… were obtained for the benefit of the IRGC, and were also sold within ...

Herzi HaLevy Photo Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit. Iran has become "bolder" in its support for terrorism and its missile development since the signing of the nuclear deal in 2015, IDF Maj. Gen. Herzi HaLevy, the head of Israeli military's Intelligence Directorate, said on Sunday. "Iran is using the ... IDF intelligence
The hackers were allegedly affiliated with the Mabna Institute, an Iran-based company created in 2013 to gain access to non-Iranian scientific ... Guard Corps — one of several entities within the Iranian government responsible for gathering intelligence — as well as other Iranian government clients. Intel
... and impose costs" on Iran. Following the press conference, the United Kingdom's National Cyber Security Centre assessed with "high confidence" that Mabna Institute and the Iranian government were behind the attacks. The announcements continue a pattern of U.S. intelligence and law enforcement's ... Intel

"Given the gaps in US intelligence about North Korea, we should not wait until the very last minute. That would risk striking after the North has deliverable nuclear weapons, a much more dangerous situation. It is perfectly legitimate for the United States to respond to the current 'necessity' posed by ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
The nine defendants were accused of being affiliated with the so-called Mabna Institute and acted at the behest of one of Iran's intelligence gathering entities. They also targeted and compromised at least 36 U.S.-based private companies and at least 11 companies based in Germany, Italy, Switzerland, ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
Human Rights activist Karim Dahimi said that Ahwaz Intelligence Agency agents raided the homes of the detainees on Wednesday, searching their homes and confiscating cellphones and some of their other belongings. “Human rights activists in Iran have said that the identities of three of the detainees ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
Israel's intelligence minister said that the operation to destroy Syria's nuclear reactor in 2007, which was cleared for publication on Wednesday, shows Israel will not allow "those threatening our existence to have nuclear weapons. Syria then and Iran today." In a tweet, Yisrael Katz said he saluted ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
The Cipher Brief asked its experts in the intelligence, diplomatic and military to assess the war's impact. .... Looking over the various narratives, one is struck by the similarity to today's debate on Iran, as to whether we can work with Iranian officials on common threats, or whether such efforts only provide ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
In parallel with the ongoing campaign in eastern Ghouta, Iran continues to deliberate with Turkey, Russia and the Syrian regime as part of the negotiations concerning the settlement of the war in Syria. On March 7, the Iranian and Turkish presidents conducted a phone call in which they discussed ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
London, 15 Mar - Iran has launched a disinformation campaign about the members of the Iranian opposition group, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), who are living in Albania. Iran is using its agents in the Ministry of Intelligence and Albanian embassy, who are reportedly working on ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
The cable suggested that it would be for the purpose of intelligence on the Iranian nuclear program, in the light of the fact that the agency had not issued a finding that Iran was working on nuclear weapons. But in mid-March 1997 the language used by CPD to describe its proposed covert operation ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
They ordered the Israel Defense Forces and the intelligence arms to prepare for a huge operation: an all-out air attack in the heart of Iran. Some $2 billion was spent on preparations for the attack and for what the Israelis believed would take place the day after—a counterattack either by Iranian warplanes ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
The cable suggested that it would be for the purpose of intelligence on the Iranian nuclear program, in the light of the fact that the agency had not issued a finding that Iran was working on nuclear weapons. But in mid-March 1997 the language used by CPD to describe its proposed covert operation ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
The intervention by Pavitt to prevent the intelligence from Doe's Iranian asset from circulating within the U.S. government came as the intelligence community was working on the 2001 National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) on the Iranian nuclear program. That NIE concluded that Iran was working on a nuclear ... John Bolton Iran Iraq

While Iran continues to downplay its involvement in the ongoing campaign in eastern Ghouta on the outskirts of Damascus, the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Mohammad Bagheri, emphasized that “the cleansing of the Damascus suburbs controlled by the terrorists” will continue. Meanwhile, the ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
Iranian security forces have thwarted acts of terror by more than 30 terrorist cells other than Daesh Takfiri group in recent years, an official with Iran's Intelligence Ministry says. "More than 30 armed terrorist groups had plans to carry out measures over the past few years to make the country insecure and ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
On February 26, Mostafa Kavakebian told the semi-official Iranian Labor News Agency (ILNA): “In my opinion, under the law, the IRGC's Intelligence Organization is considered an agency that enforces judicial orders. At the same time, we have always believed that the legal authority in charge of espionage ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
Patrick Cockburn has suggested that advances by Iranian-controlled Shia militias against the Islamic State on the ground have been made possible by coordination with U.S. airstrikes on Islamic State positions. On both Iran and North Korea, the Worldwide Threat Assessment is a terrifying document to read ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
Agents of the IRGC's Intelligence Organization, which answers only to Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and otherwise operates independently, arrested several environmentalists in Iran in late January 2018. One of the detainees, prominent Iranian academic and environmentalist Kavous Seyed-Emami, died ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
... in Iran (CHRI) has learned. A source with firsthand knowledge of the cases identified the detainees as Behnam Mousivand, Shima Babaei, Dariush Zand, Saeed Eghbali, Saeed Seifijahan, Mahmoud Masoumi and Nader Afshari. “They are all being held in solitary confinement in the Intelligence Ministry's ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
"The list of Iranian transgressions is long. And from an intelligence perspective, we shared that with the president. I think he concluded that we needed to reconfigure our relationships, not only with Iran but with the Gulf states and with Israel, to ensure that we are addressing what he views as the real threat ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
INU - At the Iranian regime's embassy in Albania, it is purported that the Ministry of Intelligence and its agents, working under the cover of cultural activities in Tehran and Tirana, slandered and disseminated false information against the Iranian resistance and the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
London, 15 Mar - Iran has launched a disinformation campaign about the members of the Iranian opposition group, the People's Mojahedin Organization of Iran (PMOI/MEK), who are living in Albania. Iran is using its agents in the Ministry of Intelligence and Albanian embassy, who are reportedly working on ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
Iran's former Intelligence Minister Ali Younesi (L), chief nuclear negotiator Ali Larijani and former chief nuclear negotiator Hassan Rouhani (R) attend a ... As Iranian security agencies have been arresting a number of environmentalists, officials from President Hassan Rouhani's administration are pushing ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
As I said at the time, they might as well have had “Made in Iran” all over them. The U.N. report agrees with our intelligence, and it makes an additional, critical finding. When we first unveiled our evidence last year, some skeptical observers questioned whether the Iranian weapons had been transferred to ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
Meanwhile, senior Iranian officials continue to emphasize that Iran sees the continuation of its involvement in Syria as a vital national interest and that its presence in the country is based on a formal request of the Damascus government. The deputy commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
SECRETIVE intelligence agencies were desperately “spying” on Iran, the country's foreign minister claimed after revealing he has shocking proof that top ... The extraordinary claims were made by the top official when he revealed extreme measures the Iranian Government have adopted to keep high-level ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
Iran may suspect special lizards of spying, but the use of animals for intelligence purposes dates back well over 100 years and involves not just reptiles but ... "Probably the reason the Iranians are paranoid and jumpy is because people have used fake rocks outside Iranian nuclear facilities to monitor what ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
North Korea's pursuit of nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the United States, Russian and Chinese aggression, the standoff between Iranian and Saudi Arabia-backed proxies and the threat of ... The report singled out Russia, China, Iran and North Korea as posing the greatest cyber threats to the U.S.. John Bolton Iran Iraq
North Korea's pursuit of nuclear-tipped missiles that can reach the United States, Russian and Chinese aggression, the standoff between Iranian and Saudi Arabia-backed proxies and the threat of ... The report singled out Russia, China, Iran and North Korea as posing the greatest cyber threats to the U.S.. John Bolton Iran Iraq
Lizards with the ability to "attract atomic waves" were reportedly used by Western spies to gain intelligence on Iran's nuclear program, a high-ranking Tehran official has claimed. Hassan Firuzabadi, senior military advisor to Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told local media on Tuesday that he ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's official IRNA news agency reports that a dual Iranian and Canadian citizen who killed himself in custody was sending information to the U.S. and Israeli intelligence services. The report Tuesday says Kavous Seyed-Emami, a university professor, was in custody for passing information ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
Iran's compartmentalisation of the missile programs would have impeded deep technical collaboration with North Korea, if not preventing it altogether. The US intelligence community offered a somewhat different assessment, suggesting that missile cooperation continued into the 2000s. In 2006, Iranian ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
TEL AVIV -- Cockpit video from an Israeli helicopter shows what could be a new front in the Syrian civil war. Israel shot down a drone that it said the Israeli border from Syria Saturday, accusing Iran of using a base inside Syria to launch the attack. Israel retaliated with a wave of F-16 bombers, and the ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
The detention of Mr. Tahbaz adds to a long list of dual nationals arrested in Iran, most of them by the intelligence service of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. Family members of two Iranian-Americans sentenced for spying, Baquer and Siamak Namazi, a father and son, say Iran is effectively holding ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
Iranian intelligence ministry has announced that its forces have seized 2,869 kilos of drugs in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan. The ministry's announcement described the drug consignment as “the biggest shipment of captured drugs over the recent years”. The report added that the ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
Second, with that baseline understanding of Iran's missile program established, the two sides should develop a mutual assessment of the present and future Iranian missile threat. Washington and its closest European allies should exchange data and intelligence on the overall military effectiveness of Iran's ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: Guns drawn, Iranian intelligence agents rushed into the apartment of a Washington Post reporter and his journalist wife in ... Authorities' solution has been to create a so-called "halal net," Iran's own locally controlled version of the internet aimed at restricting what the public ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
Iranian officials are still attempting to understand how the protests started. Reformist parliamentarian Jalal Mirzaei spoke to Iranian media after a briefing by Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi. According to Mirzaei, Alavi said that Intelligence Ministry investigations show that the protests began in Mashhad ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
According to the Shin Bet, Maharmeh was recruited into Iranian intelligence by a relative, Bahar Maharmeh, who resides in South Africa. The Shin Bet alleged that Mohammed Maharmeh visited South Africa in 2015, when he was recruited by his relative. The intelligence agency added that Bahar ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
Three Iranian Intelligence Agents Killed in Western City of Piranshahr: Mehr. Jan. ... LONDON (Reuters) - Three members of Iran's intelligence forces were killed in clashes in the western city of Piranshahr on Wednesday, Mehr news agency reported, citing a statement from the Revolutionary Guards. John Bolton Iran Iraq
The Iranian Intelligence Ministry has illegally detained or summoned close relatives of at least three activists from northwestern Iran since anti-government protests erupted in the region in late December 2017, the Center for Human Rights in Iran (CHRI) has learned. “One of the main principles of modern ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
An official news agency reports that Iran's intelligence agency has confiscated large amounts of weapons and ammunition including bombs and grenades and officials are blaming ... In both areas occasional clashes take place between Iranian forces and IS-linked fighters and militant Kurdish separatists. John Bolton Iran Iraq
President Rouhani announced in a speech on Iranian television the ... This defeat created a new and more comfortable reality for Iran and the ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
12, 2016, and were captured by Iranian military forces. ... Reynolds described as “unprecedented” collection of intelligence about Iran's tactics, ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
... House is pressing to declassify intelligence allegedly linking Iran to ... to release more information about suspected Iranian arms deliveries ... John Bolton Iran Iraq
According to Iranian news reports, the vessels will visit ports in the Gulf ... Navy will seek to gather intelligence on a wide range of concerns. John Bolton Iran Iraq


 

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