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.

Russia to ship first S-300 system to Iran in August-September

Moscow says it is set to deliver Russian-made surface-to-air S-300 missile defense systems to Iran before the end of this year.
Tehran Terrorist Attacks

Killing Innocent Civilians against Int’l Humanitarian Law: MP

An Iranian lawmaker representing religious minorities in the parliament has slammed the recent terrorist attacks in Tehran.
Iran's Intelligence Minister Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi

Iran Dismantles More than 20 Terrorist Groups in One Year

Iran dismantled more than 20 terrorist groups that had planned to detonate bombs and cause insecurity across the country during the last Iranian calendar year (ended on March 19), Iran’s intelligence minister says.
General Hossein Dehqan and his Iraqi counterpart Khalid al-Obeidi

Iran, Iraq stand firm in terror fight

Iran is prepared to increase military cooperation with Iraq to strengthen stability and security in Iraq and the region, said the defense minister.

Suicide Attack Foiled in Tehran during Ramadan: Security Official

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani announced on Sunday, June 19, that Iranian security forces have recently captured a group who wanted to launch a suicide attack in the capital city of Tehran during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan.
Ataollah Salehi

Army Commander Reiterates Iran’s Preparedness to Repel Threats

Iranian Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi underlined that the country’s Armed Forces are fully prepared to respond to any possible threat against the Islamic Republic with firm and strong reaction.
General Ghasem Soleimani

Quds Force Commander: ISIL nearing demise

Commander of the IRGC Quds Force Major General Ghasem Soleimani has said that thanks to heavy failures ISIL and other terrorist groups have suffered in Iraq and Syria, they are nearing the end of their life.
General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan

Iran will counter enemy threats on its borders, Iranian commander

Iran’s missiles have been reinforced and upgraded both in their range and destructive power, says an Iranian Army commander.

Iranian Police Seize Huge Haul of Drugs in Southeastern Province

Iranian anti-narcotics police have managed to seize 910 kilograms of opium in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, the provincial police chief said on Saturday.

Iran’s General Soleimani headed Russian pilot rescue team: Syrian officer

Apart from rescuing the pilot, the team supervised by General Soleimani also eliminated all terrorists active in the region, before returning safely to base.

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