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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 Kills 10 Terrorists on Northwestern Border

Iran Kills 10 Terrorists on Northwestern Border

Iranian border guards have dismantled and killed several members of a terrorist group in the northwest of the country.

US Disappointed with Military Options for Containing Iran: IRGC

A senior IRGC commander says Iran’s vast military power has forced adversaries to set aside military options regarding the Islamic Republic and resort to economic tools to push the country to accept their demands.

Iran Police Finds Bag Containing IRR 145bn, Returns It to Owner

Police forces in northern Iran have found and returned a bag containing IRR 145 billion (almost $1.6 million) to its owner, said Colonel Alireza Baqeri, a local police official.

Iran Navy Chief Holds Talks with Japanese, Pakistani Military Attachés

Commander of the Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi held separate meetings with Japanese and Pakistani military attachés in Tehran, discussing closer defense ties between Iran and the two Asian countries.

Iran Says Calls for Protest Rallies Orchestrated from Outside

Foreign sources are to blame for inciting Iranians to stage violent anti-government rallies in the Islamic Republic under the guise of protests against economic woes, says an Iranian Interior Ministry official.

IRGC Confirms Reports of Holding Naval Drill in Persian Gulf

The spokesman for Iran’s IRGC confirmed on Sunday that Iranian forces have successfully staged a drill in Persian Gulf earlier this week, saying the maneuver was carried out as part of the IRGC’s annual schedule.

Saudis Spending Hefty Money to Slide Iran into Chaos, DM Hints

Iran's Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says a certain regional state has spent billions of dollars to create chaos inside Iran.

“Keeping Strait of Hormuz Open Hinges on Iran’s Interests”

Iran's Navy commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi says Iranian maritime forces will continue to secure free navigation in the Strait of Hormuz, but keeping the Strait open depends on the interests of Iran.

Iran Parliament Working on Plan to Abolish Conscription

The Iranian Parliament’s National Security Commission is mulling over a plan to abolish the compulsory enlistment of Iranian men above 18 years of age in the military service, and to introduce an alternative plan that would make the army professional.

“Iran to Reciprocate If Its Interests Jeopardized by Enemies”

An IRGC commander says it will be “natural” for Iran to respond if the US tries to the bully the country and carry out its threat to cut down Tehran’s oil exports.

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