Iran News: Increasing its sovereignty in the Middle East

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In a study by the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London, Iran said that in the strategic battle to expand its sovereignty across the Middle East, Iran was surpassing its other rivals, including Saudi Arabia.

According to this study, Iran's rival countries in the region are spending billions of dollars in purchasing weapons in the West, and most of the weapons they buy from Britain.

At the same time, Iran facing severe sanctions is successfully proving itself strategically very important in the Middle East at a much lower cost.

He is in a position to influence others on important issues involving countries such as Syria, Lebanon, Iraq and Yemen.
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In fact, Iran has quietly managed to form a network of anti-government groups in the Middle East. Although this network is not new, we know it nowadays as a proxy militia.

Since the arrival of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Iran in 1979, the Islamic Republic of Iran has been trying to bring the revolutionary ideology of Hezbollah to Lebanon and the strength of this rebel faction out of the Lebanese borders.
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According to the report, "The Islamic Republic of Iran has lent itself to the decisive forces in the Middle East."

"Iran has overtaken traditional forces in its campaign and used rebel forces for it," says the report's author.

One of the key components is Kudos Force, a branch of the Revolutionary Guards that conducts operations outside the country.

The Quds army and its chief, Major General Qasim Sulaimani, are directly responsible for the country's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. This army is different from the traditional military structure of Iran and has thus become an independent branch of sorts.