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“Iron Fist is Out”: Islamic Revolutionary Guard Assumes Control of Security Arrangements in Tehran As Protests Rage

Posted on 01 January 2018

Are Iranian protesters about to face-off against the Islamic Revolutionary Guard? According to Roozarooz, an Iranian news agency, Iranian military forces have assumed security measures in Tehran, the country’s capital.

The news was translated by Wall Street Journal reporter Farnaz Fassihi.

 announced it is taking charge of  security. Iron fist is out,” tweeted Fassihi.

Foreign affairs firm Strategic Sentinel confirmed the report.

“The IRGC, a branch of Iran’s Armed Forces, will soon take total control of security within the capital city of  as protests continue throughout the country.”

Amid the development, protesters continue to flood the streets of Tehran.

In October, the Trump administration designated Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps a terrorist organization.

“I am authorizing the Treasury Department to further sanction the entire Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps for its support for terrorism and to apply sanctions to its officials, agents, and affiliates,” President Trump told the press.

“The IRGC has played a central role to Iran becoming the world’s foremost state sponsor of terror,” said Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in a separate statement.

“We urge the private sector to recognize that the IRGC permeates much of the Iranian economy, and those who transact with IRGC-controlled companies do so at great risk.”

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