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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.

Ali Shamkhani

Shamkhani Highlights Iran’s Clever Initiative in Syria

Having Russian air force’s support for the Syrian nation and countering threats to Iran’s security signify Tehran’s clever policies and political clout, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said.
Mohssen Rezai

Iran’s reaction to aggression not to be limited to borders: Former guard commander

Rezaei also lashed out at the US and Israel for triggering unrest in Muslim countries over the past 70 years, warning that they want insecurity to spill into Iran.

No Iranian Military Forces in Iraq’s Mosul: IRGC Commander

The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) rejected claims that Iran has dispatched its forces to neighboring Iraq to take part in a massive operation to liberate Mosul from Daesh (ISIL or ISIS) terrorists.

Iran and Allies Will Definitely Respond to Khan Touman Incidents: Shamkhani

The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council, Ali Shamkhani, gave a statement about the recent conflict in the Syrian town of Khan Touman, which led to the death of several Iranian advisors, and stressed that Tehran and its allies will react appropriately to terrorists.

Iranian Commander in Italy on Rare European Visit

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari has travelled to Venice, Italy, to attend Regional Seapower Symposium of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Countries as a special guest.
IRGC Targets Terrorists in Syria in Revenge for Tehran Attacks

IRGC Targets Terrorists in Syria in Revenge for Tehran Attacks

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has fired several mid-range missiles on the positions of Takfiri terrorists in Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria, in retaliation for the recent terrorist attacks on Tehran.

Iran Unveils Its First Drone Base, Warns Enemies

Iran has unveiled an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) base for its fleet of drones which have given the country a remarkable capability in the fight against terrorists and protecting its borders.

Iran’s Navy Ends Drill with Maritime Parade

The Iranian Navy wrapped up a week-long naval war game in the country’s southeastern waters on Sunday with parades in the presence of highest-ranking military commanders.

Islamic Revolution’s Ideology Diametrically Opposed to Takfirism: Iran’s Shamkhani

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani denounced Takfirism (extremism) as part of the West’s policy to spread Islamophobia and said the ideology of the Islamic Revolution is the opposite of Takfiri thoughts.

Iran, Pakistan to Conduct Joint Naval Drills

Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Iranian and Pakistani navy vessels are to carry out joint military exercises on April 18.

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