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.

Europe Source of Dangerous Weed Smuggled into Iran

Europe Source of Dangerous Weed Smuggled into Iran

An Iranian official says a dangerous type of illicit drug is being smuggled into the country from a number of European states.
Iran Seizes Trespassing Saudi Boat with 4 on Board

Iran Seizes Trespassing Saudi Boat with 4 on Board

The Navy of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has seized a Saudi vessel after trespassing on the Islamic Republic’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.
21 ISIS Terrorists Nabbed in Northeast Iran

21 ISIS Terrorists Nabbed in Northeast Iran

An Iranian official says at least 21 ISIS terrorists have been arrested in a massive operation across the northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi.

Iran Calls for Int’l Cooperation against Drug Trafficking

The speaker of Iran’s Parliament says the fight against illicit drug trafficking requires coherent and serious international efforts.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

Iran Leader Urges IRGC to Boost Missile Power

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has underlined the need for the country to boost its missile defense capability.
General Qassem Soleimani

Iran to Give Crushing Response to Aggressors: General Soleimani

Major General Qassem Soleimani, the Commander of the IRGC Quds Force, says any aggressor who crosses Iran’s red lines will receive its devastating response.
Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari

IRGC Promoting Peace in Middle East: Top Commander

Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), says the military organization seeks to promote peace in the Middle East, but peace can’t be secured only through negotiation.
ali saeidi

Interaction, US Trick to Make Inroads into Iran: Official

The representative of Iran’s Leader at the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Ali Saeedi, says the US is using interaction as a trick to infiltrate into the Islamic Republic.
Iran’s IRGC Chief Remains in Office for 3 More Years

Iran’s IRGC Chief Remains in Office for 3 More Years

Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari, the commander of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, says his term has been extended for three more years.
Iran’s Customs Officers Seize Big Chunk of Opium

Iran’s Customs Officers Seize Big Chunk of Opium

A sugarloaf containing 2.4 kilograms of opium has been discovered by Customs officers at Imam Khomeini International Airport in the Iranian capital.

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