Security

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, US Navies Engage in Second Encounter in One Week

Iran, US Navies Engage in Second Encounter in One Week

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the USS Nimitz has fired warning shots at an armed Iranian patrol boat on Friday in the Persian Gulf in the second clash between the two sides over the past few days.
Cyber-Caliphate’

‘ISIS Seeking to Establish Cyber-Caliphate’

A senior Iranian police official says ISIS has turned to the cyberspace to recruit operatives and coordinate its terrorist operations.
IRGC 'Neutralizes' US Vessel's Provocation in Persian Gulf

IRGC ‘Neutralizes’ US Vessel’s Provocation in Persian Gulf

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced that one of its patrol ships has neutralized an act of provocation by a US military ship north of the Persian Gulf, south of Iran.
IRGC Condemns Israeli Attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque

IRGC Condemns Israeli Attack on Al-Aqsa Mosque

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps voiced Iran’s strong protest at Israeli aggressive measures against Al-Aqsa Mosque, and said Zionists are fearing a new Intifada by Palestinian youth.
Iran President Meets Top IRGC Commanders

Iran President Meets Top IRGC Commanders

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, in a meeting with top IRGC commanders, hailed the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps' services, stressing that unity among all Iranian forces is key to serving the nation.
Iran, Iraq Agree to Boost Military Cooperation

Iran, Iraq Agree to Boost Military Cooperation

The defense ministers of Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Sunday to boost military cooperation between the two neighbors in a host of fields, including counterterrorism.
Iran Seizes Intruding Saudi Vessel with 5 on Board

Iran Seizes Intruding Saudi Vessel with 5 on Board

The Navy of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has seized a Saudi vessel after it trespassed on the country’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf, an official with the Fisheries Organization of Bushehr Province says.

Iran Launches Line for Mass Production of New Air Defence Missile

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan on Sunday inaugurated the mass production line of a long-range air defense missile dubbed Sayyad-3 (Hunter-3), which is fully designed and manufactured by domestic military experts.
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Iran Foils Terrorist Attack on NW Borders

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force announced that it has managed to smash a team of terrorists in an operation near the northwestern border of Iran, killing and injuring seven militants.

US Bases in Mideast to Become Insecure If IRGC Blacklisted: Commander

A top Iranian commander has warned against the repercussions of Washington’s possible designation of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist organization, saying the move would cost the US dear.

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