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Kuwait arrests Revolutionary Guard cell 2, May 2010

Posted by thegulfblog.com in Iran, Kuwait.
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Kuwaiti security services report that they have arrested members of an Iranian Revolutionary Guards cell in the country. In a raid on a house in Sulaibiyah, authorities found $250,000, maps of sensitive military sites and advanced communication paraphernalia. The primary targets of their surveillance are believed to be the American installations in Kuwait.

The notion of Iranian Revolutionary Guards 5th columnists holds significant fear for GCC States, particularly so in Bahrain and Dubai with their larger Shia/Iranian populations. Over the years there have been various threats from Iran boasting about their numerous cells in GCC countries and the havoc that they will wreak should GCC States’ territories be used as bases for an American attack on Iran. Whilst a lot of this is most likely to be typical Iranian hyperbole and bluster, arrests like the one today will add some substance to the fears.


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