Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan highlighted the interdependence of security and development, saying that they are two sides of the same coin.
Iran has successfully tested the S-300 missile defence system it had purchased from Russia in a recent drill.
Iranian parliament speaker has praised the decisive role played by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) after victory of Iran’s Revolution in 1979, saying the Corps should be appreciated for their numerous achievements.
Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Ali Shamkhani brushed aside remarks by some foreign officials expressing suspicion over the lack of major Takfiri terrorist attacks in Iran, saying Iran’s vigilant security apparatus and wise citizens prevent the operation of terrorists inside the country.
Iran has banned the flight of private drones in Tehran, just weeks after at least two devices were shot at over security concerns in the capital.
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force started the first phase of a large-scale military exercise in Dasht-e Kavir in central Iran.
The ‘American Enterprise’ website has claimed that the radar-evasive gyrocopters developed by Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) can pose a serious challenge to neighbouring countries, particularly the Persian Gulf littoral states.
Iran’s naval forces saved one of the country’s trade vessels from a massive pirate attack in the Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, which links the Gulf of Aden to the Red Sea.
Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said 20,000 of his forces have been stationed in the Makran region located in southeast of the country, along the coasts of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman.
Iran’s Intelligence Minister offered more details about the recent arrest of a number of Takfiri elements in the country, saying 8 members of Takfiri groups, all of them foreigners, were detained in an Intelligence Ministry operation.