NCRI-US Reveals Iran's Naval Terror Structure

Press Coverage: NCRI-US Unveiling IRGC Quds Force’s Proxy Naval Terror Structure

WASHINGTON, DC — On Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at 11:00 am (EST), the U.S. Representative Office of the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI-US) held a press conference in Washington, DC, to unveil detailed aspects of the proxy naval terror structure and operations run by the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC-QF). Below are excerpts of some media coverages of the press conference.


Fox News, Wednesday, February 2, 2022, Iranian dissidents warn regime is creating proxy terrorist naval units to back Houthis in Yemen

Iranian dissidents are warning that the brutal regime in Tehran is creating a proxy naval force in the region with which it intends to attack ships and help the embattled Houthi forces in Yemen.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran, the umbrella group for those opposed to the regime, issued a report on Wednesday that claims that the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corp (IRGC) Quds Force has been recruiting mercenaries for “newly created, armed and trained terrorist units to attack ships and maritime targets in the region. (read more …)


Arab News, Thursday, February 3, 2022, New naval militia unit ‘augments Iran’s regionwide export of terrorism’ 

  • Iranian opposition group details Tehran’s policy of using Quds Force as a special operations tool
  • Mercenaries being recruited from a number of countries for training in attacking maritime targets in the region

WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Iranian opposition group that exposed Iran’s secret nuclear-enrichment facilities in 2002 has released new information on the leadership structure of the Quds Force naval command and the facilities it uses to train and arm Iran’s terror proxies in the Middle East.

The Quds Force is the arm of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps responsible for extra-territorial operations (read more …)


Washington Times, Wednesday, February 2, 2022: Iran’s Quds Force training proxy naval forces, opposition group says

“Iran’s hardline regime is expanding its efforts to recruit, train and arm proxy naval units that rely on mercenaries from Yemen, Lebanon and other Mideast conflict countries to stage maritime attacks around the region, a leading Iranian dissident group said Wednesday.

“The proxy training operation is run by a newly formed naval unit within the elite Quds Force of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, according to the National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI), whose sources in Tehran have a history of revealing nefarious activities of the Iranian regime (read more …)


Barron’s, from AFP – Agence France Presse February 2, 2022, Opposition Says Iran Created Mercenary Naval Unit For Attacks

Iran has created a new naval militia made up of mercenaries from around the region to attack enemies in its neighbourhood and particularly off Yemen, the exiled opposition alleged on Wednesday.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) said the unit had been created as part of the Quds Force, the arm of the Revolutionary Guards responsible for extra-territorial operations (read more …)


Arab News, Wednesday, February 2, 2022: Opposition says Iran created a mercenary naval unit for attacks

The National Council of Resistance of Iran said the unit had been created as part of the Quds Force

Iran has created a new naval militia made up of mercenaries from around the region to attack enemies in its neighborhood and particularly off Yemen, the exiled opposition alleged on Wednesday.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran said the unit had been created as part of the Quds Force, the arm of the Revolutionary Guards responsible for extra-territorial operations (read more …)


Radio Farda, Wednesday, February 2, 2022, (Farsi Language Service): The Mojahedin Khalq Organization claimed that Iran had formed a mercenary unit for naval attacks

The National Council of Resistance, … claimed on Wednesday that Iran had formed a naval unit of foreign mercenaries to attack its enemies in the region, especially in the waters around Yemen.

According to AFP, the group says the unit is part of the IRGC’s Quds Force, which conducts and conducts overseas operations.

“The Quds Force is recruiting mercenaries from recently organized and armed terrorist units trained in Iran to attack ships and naval targets,” the National Council of Resistance said, based on information it received from Iran (read more …)


Iran International TV, February 2, 2022, Opposition Group Claims Iran Creating Naval Proxy Militia

An Iranian opposition group claims the Islamic Republic’s Revolutionary Guard has formed a naval militia unit to help its proxy forces.

According to a report by the National Council of Resistance of Iran, which is the political wing of the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK), the new naval militia is part of the Qods (Quds) force, which operates outside of Iran’s borders (read more …)


Stars and Stripes, February 2, 2022, Iran setting up naval militias to carry out attacks, smuggling in the Middle East

WASHINGTON – Iran is accelerating the recruiting and training of seaborne militias to carry out attacks against naval targets and facilitate smuggling of weapons and ammunition to the Houthis fighting U.S. allies in Yemen, Iranian opposition figures said Wednesday.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran said the Iranians have been recruiting hundreds of Yemenis, Iraqis and others from the Horn of Africa for training at naval facilities in Ziba Kenar on the Caspian Sea and the small islands of Farur and Qeshm in the Persian Gulf near the Strait of Hormuz (read more …)


The Defense Post, February 2, 2022, Opposition Says Iran Created Mercenary Naval Unit for Attacks

Iran has created a new naval militia made up of mercenaries from around the region to attack enemies in its neighborhood and particularly off Yemen, the exiled opposition alleged on Wednesday.

The National Council of Resistance of Iran (NCRI) said the unit had been created as part of the Quds Force, the arm of the Revolutionary Guards responsible for extra-territorial operations (read more …)


Al-Hurrah (Arabic Language Service), In pictures, a report reveals the training of mercenaries inside Iran to carry out naval attacks

On Wednesday, the Iranian opposition in the United States issued a long report consisting of 60 pages supported by pictures, which Al-Hurra obtained a copy of, revealing that the Quds Force of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards had recruited mercenaries in order to establish, arm, and train terrorist units to attack ships and naval targets. in the region (read more …)



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