Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iran

Academic journal article The Middle East Journal

Chronology: Iran

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See also Iraq. Pakistan

May 5: A delegation of inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) arrived in Iran to visit the Saghand uranium mine and the Ardakan yellowcake production site. The visits were consistent with the seven-step nuclear transparency plan agreed on between Iran and the IAEA in February. [Al Arabiya, 5/5]

May 29: A United States cyber intelligence Ann, ISight Partners, released a report detailing a three-year cyber-espionage campaign waged by Iranian hackers. The report said that the hackers used false social networking accounts and fake news websites to spy on US law makers and ambassadors, US military officials, as well as foreign officials and diplomats living in the US. The hackers attempted to befriend their targets online in order to gain credentials to access government and co- opt networks. [Reuters, 5/29]

June 11: Iran deployed two of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) units to Iraq to protect Baghdad and the holy cities of Karbala and Najaf from radical Sunni militants belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). …

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