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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 Assumes Presidency of Indian Ocean Naval Symposium

The Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) 2018 kicked off in Tehran, marking the greatest military conference in Iran’s history.

Iran Not to Bow to US, Allies: Top General

Major General Mohammad Baqeri, the chief of the General Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, says the country will never kowtow to the United States and its allies.

Iran Leader Calls for Further Unity between Army, IRGC

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has called for further unity between the Iranian Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

Iran President Vows Not to Restrict Social Media

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says removing the monopoly of foreign messaging apps by reinforcing domestic ones does not mean other social networks must be restricted.

Tehran to Host Biggest Int’l Military Symposium Next Week

The Iranian capital Tehran is set to host the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS), the biggest of its kind in the country’s history.

Iran Leader Urges Intelligence Forces’ Vigilance against Hostile Plots

The Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has urged the Iranian intelligence apparatus to keep a watchful eye on adversaries and work harder to foil their plots, as hostile powers have taken a more confrontational approach towards Iran.

Iran DM in Iraq for High-Level Talks

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami has traveled to neighboring Iraq for talks on various issues, including ways to boost defense cooperation between the Islamic Republic and the Arab country.

Top Iranian Officials Leave Telegram Messaging App

A number of channels on the Telegram messaging service attributed to top Iranian officials, including that of the Leader of Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, have stopped activities on Wednesday morning in a move that may signal the imminent blocking of the messenger.

Iran Unveils New Missile System on National Army Day

The Iranian Army has put on display a new home-grown missile system named “Kamin-II” during its annual parade marking the National Army Day in Tehran on Wednesday.

Iran to Keep Boosting Defence Power to Promote Regional Peace: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has vowed his government will do its best to help increase the country’s military power, saying Iran’s defence might could help promote peace in the chaotic Middle East.

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