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Defence and military news, including stories from neighbouring states and the troubled region which might be important for Iran. This section contains news on the armed forces, the IRGC, intelligence services, and border guards.

Iran to Keep Boosting Defence Power to Promote Regional Peace: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed his government will do its best to help increase the country’s military power, saying Iran’s defence might could help promote peace in the chaotic Middle East.

Iran Foils Terrorist Attack on Post near Pakistan Border

Iranian security forces have thwarted a terrorist attack in the southeast of the country in an operation during which several border guards and terrorists were killed and wounded.

Iran Seizes Hauls of Explosives at Eastern Borders

Iranian intelligence forces have seized a large cargo of explosive devices along eastern borders.

Assad Praises Russian Weapons’ Supremacy over US Missiles

Russian lawmakers say Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has commended Soviet air defence systems, which helped Damascus repel 71 Western missiles.

“US-Made Patriot System Can’t Help Saudis Intercept Yemeni Missiles”

A senior Iranian commentator says Saudi Arabia has spent a hefty amount of money to purchase the US-made cutting-edge patriot missiles but what it has received cannot intercept the missiles fired by Yemen’s Ansarullah fighters at the Kingdom.

12 Arrested in Tehran over Illegal Currency Exchange

Tehran’s police chief says 12 unlicensed dealers accused of disrupting Iran’s currency market have been arrested on Tuesday, as part of measures to stabilise the rial that has been going down in recent weeks.

DM Warns Adversaries against Testing Iran’s Power

Iran’s Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami has cautioned the country’s enemies not to test its defence capabilities, saying such a mistake could receive a “crushing” response.
Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari

Iran’s Great Skill in Countering Security Threats Globally Known: IRGC

IRGC Chief-Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari says Iran has developed great skills in eliminating military and security threats, and it managed to overcome many of them in the last Iranian year despite increased efforts by its adversaries to sow insecurity inside the country.

Iran Says Reports of Israeli Planes’ Incursion “Rubbish Talk”

A top military commander says recent rumors about Israeli warplanes having made undetected incursions into Iran's airspace are not worthy of a response.

Leader: Violating People’s Privacy in Iranian Messaging Apps ‘Haram’

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the officials must respect the security and privacy of the users of Iranian messaging apps.

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