Intelligence Organization of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps

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Intelligence Organization of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (Persian: سازمان اطلاعات سپاه پاسداران انقلاب اسلامی‎) is an Iranian intelligence agency within the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and part of Council for Intelligence Coordination.[1] The Intelligence Organization of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps was established on Khamanei's initiative in 2009.[2]

According to Stratfor, it is as powerful as Ministry of Intelligence and possibly even more powerful than the other service. The agency appears to be more active at a domestic level while at an international level, the Quds Force is the key operational group. The agency also has a wide range of Basij informers.[3]

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  1. ^ Bahmani, Arash (25 October 2014). "Announced for the First Time: Iran Has 16 Intelligence Agencies". Rooz Online. Retrieved February 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ Wege, Carl Anthony (2015). "Iran's Intelligence Establishment" (PDF). Journal of U.S. Intelligence Studies. 21 (2): 66. Retrieved 15 December 2016. 
  3. ^ Dumitrescu, Octavian (November 20, 2010). "The Intelligence and Security Services of Iran". Global Security. Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  4. ^ Esfandiari, Golnaz (October 16, 2011). "'If Needed, We Have The Capability To Assassinate King Abdullah'". RFE/RL. Retrieved October 15, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "سردار حسین نجات جانشین رئیس سازمان اطلاعات سپاه شد" (in Persian). Fars News Agency. 27 December 2016. Retrieved 14 July 2017.