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Iran National Police and Intelligence

Location: Iran

Type: Police

Iran’s National Police is responsible for a multitude of CIED and counter terrorism tasks. These include: border control, emergency response, identity checks, preventing and fighting terrorism.

Iranian intelligence officials monitor terrorist activities in the country. They have been responsible for carrying out investigations into suspicious activity, conducting interrogations and seizing weapons, ammunition and explosive materials.

This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.