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.

Military maneuver ‘Velayat-94’ commences

Tactical phase of big 'Velayat-94' maneuver commenced here on Wednesday in the presence of the Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari in this southeastern Iranian province.

Terrorists Nabbed by Iran Revealed Saudi backing: Iran official

A senior Iranian lawmaker says the terrorists arrested by Iranian security forces have revealed “invaluable” information as to the patronage they received from Saudi Arabia.

Purchase of S-300 System No Breach of UN Resolution: US

US State Department Spokeswoman Elizabeth Trudeau said Iran’s purchase of Russian S-300 missile defence system does not constitute a violation of the UN Security Council Resolution 2231, or of the terms of the JCPOA.
Iran’s War Games Have Nothing to Do with Foreign Threats: Top Commander

Iran: Unity with Iraq Guarantee Against Common Threats

Unity between Iran and Iraq is a guarantee against common threats, says the chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces.

US, allies thwarted in Mideast: IRGC commander

An IRGC commander has said that Washington’s recourse to the path of diplomacy shows the failure of its sanctions strategy.

Leader Warns Enemies of Iran’s Harsh Response to Any Offense

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei cautioned the adversaries that Iran’s reaction to any assault will not be confined to defense alone, but aggressors will have to face a crushing response.

Senior MP: Iran to Look for Abductors’ Den in Pakistan

"Initially, Iran’s approach is to follow up the issue through legal channels and if no proper response is obtained, the terrorist group's hideout will be the next target and they will receive a severe and firm response,” Sobhani-Nia told reporters on Tuesday.

Commander: No Iranian Basij, IRGC forces in Iraq, Syria

We help the two countries at the request of their armies and we are just transferring our experience, but haven’t sent any forces to these states, Naghdi reiterated.

US Secretary of Energy: Iran’s Missile Program Was Never Part of Negotiations[:es]Moniz: Los diálogos...

The US Secretary of Energy says the talks between Iran and world powers, which led to the finalization of a nuclear deal known as JCPOA, was just focused on Tehran’s nuclear energy program, not its missile capabilities.[:es]El secretario de Energía de los Estados Unidos de América, Ernest Moniz, ha reiterado que las conversaciones nucleares iraníes no abarcaban su plan misilístico.
Fateh submarine and Damavand destroyer

New submarine, destroyer to join Iran Navy soon: Cmdr.

Two newly-overhauled SH combat helicopters and an anti-surface AB212 helicopter will soon be at the disposal of the Iranian Navy.

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