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[:en]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.[:]

New US Congress Using Old Ways in New Year: Sanctions and Military Threat

An Iranian Parliament member says the US, particularly its new Congress, is trying to use Iran’s missile program as a new pretext for adopting further anti-Iran policies in the future.
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Leader Warns of Enemy Plots to Destroy Iran’s National Authority

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei referred to the increased attacks against the Iranian Judiciary, and warned that the enemy is seeking to destroy Iran’s “national power.”

Iranian Parliament Approves Plan on Protection of Nuclear Facilities

An additional clause to Iran’s Sixth Development Plan ratified by the Iranian Parliament urges the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) to arrange a national plan to protect nuclear facilities.

Iran’s Leader Calls for Efforts to Ensure High Turnout in Upcoming Presidential Votes

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei has stressed the need for plans to ensure security of the upcoming presidential election in Iran by upholding the rule of law and attract the maximum number of voters, the interior minister said.

Iran Detains 21 Foreign Fishermen for Fishing Rare Species in Persian Gulf (+Video)

Iranian forces have arrested 21 crew members of three fishing boats belonging to Arab states of Persian Gulf after reportedly trespassing on Iran’s territorial waters and trying to fish rare species near Kish Island.

Iran Warns US Aircraft to Stay Away from Drill Zone

The Iranian Air Defence has warned several fighter jets and drones belonging to the US Navy not to approach the airspace of a military exercise underway in Iran’s southern areas, spokesman for the war game said.

Except for Nuclear Weapon, Iran May Develop Other Types of Power: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei highlighted the need for enhancement of Iran’s defensive power and the development of various types of non-nuclear powers in the face of enmity by different parties against the country.
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Massive Air Defence Drill Underway South of Iran

The Iranian Air Defence units from the Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have started a large-scale exercise in the country’s southern regions on Monday morning, involving more than 17,000 military forces.

Iran Is the Only Haven for Muslim People: Leader’s Advisor

A senior adviser to Iran’s Leader Ali Akbar Velayati regretted that Islamic countries suffer from a lack of efficient politicians and security, and called Iran the only safe haven for Muslim people.

Takfiri Terrorism Threatens Security of Entire World: Iran’s DM

Iran’s defense minister warned the creators of Takfiri terrorism, including the US and reactionary Arab states, that such a menace is not confined to Syria or Iraq alone, but threatens security all over the world.

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