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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 Top General Says Most Murders in Recent Riots Suspicious

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri warned of enemy plots to blame the government for the deaths in recent riots, most of which, he said, occurred in suspicious circumstances.

Iran DM Vows Decisive Response to US Moves

Iran’s minister of defense warned the US against any anti-Iran move, referring to a history of heavy blows the US has received in response.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

US, Israel, Saudi Arabia, MKO behind Recent Riots: Iran Leader

Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei, the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution, says the recent riots in Iran were plotted by the US and Israel, funded by a filthy rich Persian Gulf littoral state, and implemented by MKO murderers.

Special Places to Be Built for Protest Gatherings in Tehran

Tehran’s City Council has passed a plan that urges the municipality to build special places in the capital city for holding protest gatherings by Iranian citizens.

Dialogue Key to Attaining Optimal Security in Mideast: Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif say given the tremendous problems existing at the national and regional levels, regional governments need to assure dialogues now more than any time in the past.

“Erbil-Based Operation Room behind Recent Unrest in Iran”

Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei says an operation room in the Iraqi Kurdistan, headed by a CIA agent, has orchestrated the recent unrest in Iran.
Iran's Parliament

Lawmakers, Top Security Officials to Consult on Iran Protests

At the Parliament's request, Iranian ministers of intelligence and interior as well as the Secretary of Supreme National Security Council will attend a Parliamentary session on Sunday to discuss the recent Iran protests.
Security Conference

Regional Security Conference to Be Held in Tehran on Monday

The second edition of a conference on Middle East security will be held in Iran’s capital of Tehran on January 8 with more than 200 Iranian and foreign officials and experts in attendance, organizers said.

Iran Unrest Quelled with Minimum Cost: Interior Minister

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli says the Islamic Republic managed to control the recent violent protests in a number of cities with the least possible price.

Three Intelligence Forces Killed in Clashes with Anti-Iran Terrorists

An armed terrorist group which aimed to trigger explosions and kill Iranian people to prolong the recent unrest has been disbanded in clashes during which three Iranian intelligence forces were also killed, an Iranian minister said.

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