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Pasdaran - Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution, Iran

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[Iran Revolutionary Guards] image by Zoltan Horvath, 1 December 2014


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About the flag

An Iran "Pasdaran" (or Iran Revolutionary Guards) flag. It is the similar to Iran Army (Basij) flag. The difference between these 2 flags is that the Basij flag includes the wording of "NIROUYE MOGHAVEMATE BASIJ-E SEPAHE PASDARAN" at the bottom of the Pasdaran emblem. That makes the flag special for the Basij as the Basijis work under supervision of the Pasdaran.
Bill Garrison, 31 August 2006

The Pasdaran (Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps) are a parallel military outside the regular armed forces. The Basij is a paramilitary force (militia-like) under the command of the Pasdaran. For more information see see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Islamic_Revolutionary_Guards_Corps.
Marcus E.V. Schmöger, 17 September 2006

The Army of the Guardians of the Islamic Revolution (Persian: سپاه پاسداران انقلاب اسلامی ‎ / Sepāh-e Pāsdārān-e Enqelāb-e Eslāmi), often called Revolutionary Guards, is a branch of Iran's military, founded after the Iranian revolution on 5 May 1979. Whereas the regular military (artesh) defends Iran's borders and maintains internal order, according to the Iranian constitution, the Revolutionary Guard (pasdaran) is intended to protect the country's Islamic system. The Revolutionary Guards state that their role in protecting the Islamic system is preventing foreign interference as well as coups by the military or "deviant movements". The Revolutionary Guards have roughly 125,000 military personnel including ground, aerospace and naval forces. Its naval forces are now the primary forces tasked with operational control of the Persian Gulf.

It flag is blue with yellow emblem. Image of flag: http://www.digarban.com/sites/default/files/imagecache/internal_images_615maxwidth/images/5/139302101203438972643644.jpg
Zoltan Horvath, 1 December 2014


Pasdaran military, Mahdi

[Iran Revolutionary Guards] image by Eugene Ipavec, 6 March 2009

This flag welcomes the return of the Shia Muslim's "Hidden Imam", the Mahdi. IRAN Pasdaran Basij Islam Shia Military YA MAHDI Flag.
Based on: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180325092504&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:US:1123
Bill Garrison, 22 February 2009


Basiji military, Mahdi

[Iran Revolutionary Guards] image located by Bill Garrison, 22 February 2009

IRAN Pasdaran Basij Islam Shia Military YA MAHDI Flag
Source: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=180325095103&ssPageName=ADME:B:EF:US:1123
Bill Garrison, 22 February 2009


Basij Sazandegi - Revolutionary Guard

[Iran Revolutionary Guards] image located by Bill Garrison, 20 December 2016

On http://www.basij.ir/parameters/basij/modules/cdk/upload/content/news/13476/sazanegi.jpg (archived here) is a picture of a blue flag with the logo shown here, as the flag of the Iranian Basij Sazandegi.
Bill Garrison, 20 December 2016