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 Confirms Receiving Body of Martyr Hojaji from ISIS

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) confirmed on Thursday that the body the Hezbollah resistance forces received from ISIS terrorists belongs to Iranian martyr Mohsen Hojaji.
Iran’s Police Seize Pigeons Used for Carrying Drugs

Iran’s Police Seize Pigeons Used for Carrying Drugs

Police forces of the western Iranian city of Kermanshah have seized pigeons which were used by drug dealers for carrying narcotics.
Iran, Russia Call for Closer Defence Ties

Iran, Russia Call for Closer Defence Ties

Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Nasrollah Kalantari and his Russian counterpart, Alexander Fomin, exchanged views about a range of issues, including ways to boost defense cooperation between the two countries.

DM Vows to Further Boost Iran’s Missile Capabilities

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the Islamic Republic will further enhance its missile capabilities for defensive purposes.
Iran Develops IFF System Used to Tap Enemies’ Devices (2)

Iran Develops IFF System Used to Tap Enemies’ Devices

Iranian scientists have develop a state-of-the-art identification, friend or foe (IFF) system used to tap equipment and devices of enemies.

Over 1,400 Planes Crossing Iran’s Sky Every Day: Official

Iran says at least 1,400 planes cross its skies everyday – an announcement that a top military official in Tehran says is a proof of the country’s airspace security for regional and transregional airliners.
Drug Traffickers in Iran Swallow 1.8kg of Opium

Drug Traffickers in Iran Swallow 1.8kg of Opium

The Iranian police forces have seized 1.8 kilogrammes of opium from the stomachs of three drug traffickers.
Iran Leader Appoints New Army Chief

Iran Leader Appoints New Army Chief

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has appointed a new commander for the Iranian Army and second-in-command for the Iranian Armed Forces' chief of staff.
Drug-Trafficking Band Smashed in Iran’s Capital

Drug-Trafficking Band Smashed in Iran’s Capital

Tehran’s police chief says his forces have disbanded an international drug-trafficking cartel in the Iranian capital.
IRGC Congratulates Army General on Appointment as Iran DM

IRGC Congratulates Army General on Appointment as Iran DM

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in a message offered its congratulations to Army Brigadier General Amir Hatami as the new Iranian Minister of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics.

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