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Iran Boosts Qods Shock Troops in Venezuela - Bill Gertz
Iran is increasing its paramilitary Qods force operatives in Venezuela while covertly continuing supplies of weapons and explosives to Taliban and other insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to the Pentagon's first report to Congress on Tehran's military. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), the Islamist shock troops deployed around the world to advance Iranian interests, "maintains operational capabilities around the world," the report says, adding that "it is well established in the Middle East and North Africa and recent years have witnessed an increased presence in Latin America, particularly Venezuela."
"If U.S. involvement in conflict in these regions deepens, contact with the IRGC-QF, directly or through extremist groups it supports, will be more f requent and consequential," the report says. The report provides the first warning in an official U.S. government report about Iranian paramilitary activities in the Western Hemisphere. (Washington Times)
"Iran will develop and test an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) capable of reaching the United States by 2015," says a new 12 page unclassified report prepared by the Department of Defense on the Iran Military Threat.
See also Report on Military Power of Iran (U.S. Defense Department)
See also Iran Seeks to Persuade Security Council Not to Back Tough Nuclear Sanctions - Thomas Erdbrink
Iran is launching a broad diplomatic offensive aimed at persuading UN Security Council members to oppose tougher punishment for its nuclear program. Iran wants to focus on reviving stalled talks about a nuclear fuel swap, but leaders of Western nations say that unless Iran alters its conditions for the deal, they will refuse to discuss it again. Iran's official stance is that UN sanctions are not effective. But unofficially, any vote against a new sanctions resolution would be welcomed as a great diplomatic victory. (Washington Post)