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Foreign Minister recorded criticising IRGC ahead of key elections

10 May 2021

Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was forced to apologise for leaked comments about the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and General Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in a US drone strike in January 2020. In a leaked audio recording, Zarif bemoaned the IRGC’s attempts to dominate Iran’s foreign policy and claimed General Soleimani was responsible for taking Iran into the conflict in Syria. The foreign minister also said that he had zero influence on the country’s foreign policy during the interview, which was intended to be kept for internal state records. “I hope that the great people of Iran and all the lovers of General (Soleimani) and especially the great family of Soleimani, will forgive me,” said Zarif on Instagram.

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Coronavirus (Covid-19) - Travel and Insurance

28 February 2020

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus, Covid-19, has worldwide ramifications, from severe widespread travel disruption to stoking fears of a global recession as stock markets fall. In this piece, we take a look at the impact of the outbreak on travel and insurance.

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On the Brink

20 June 2019

On Thursday morning the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRCG) shot down a US surveillance drone. The elite force said the Global Hawk aircraft was targeted by a surface-to-air missile in the southern province of Hormozgan; US officials confirmed the incident but said that the drone was a MQ-4C Triton which was brought down in international airspace. IRGC commander, General Hossein Salami, said the strike will send a “clear message” to Washington, adding that his country is “ready for war,” while US President Donald Trump said: "Iran made a very big mistake!"

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Iran - Death or Freedom

10 January 2018

On 28 December protesters gathered in Martyr’s Square in the city of Mashhad to complain about the rising costs of basic goods. Over the course of the next week, anti-government rallies erupted across Iran, with protests recorded in at least 70 cities and towns. At least 22 people were killed in clashes with the Iranian security forces, and hundreds were arrested. The unrest was on a scale not seen since the Green Revolution in 2009 when millions of people took to the streets and dozens were killed in a brutal crackdown.

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