Security

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 Seizes 111 Kilograms of Opium Hidden in Tyres

Iran Seizes 111 Kilograms of Opium Hidden in Tyres

Iran’s security forces have seized at least 110 kilograms of opium embedded in the tyres of a truck near the northeastern city of Mashhad.
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Websites Filtered Only by Judicial Decrees: Iranian Official

A top Iranian Judiciary official says websites and other online services could be blocked only through judicial decrees, not based on a certain official’s opinion.
2 Iranian Locals Killed in Fresh Attack by Pakistan-Based Terrorists

2 Iranian Locals Killed in Fresh Attack by Pakistan-Based Terrorists

Terrorists based in Pakistan have fired projectiles at Iran's border region of Saravan, killing two local workers, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has said in a statement.
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‘Int’l Conference Should Be Held on Fight against ISIS’

Major General Qassemi Soleimani, the commander of IRGC Quds Force, says it is necessary to hold international conferences on fighting the ISIS terrorist group.
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Iran Relies on Its People for Development, Security: Zarif

Iranian foreign minister says the country relies on local resources for development and looks to its own people for its legitimacy and security, while regional states are either supported by a foreign country or expect to receive such backing.
Europe Source of Dangerous Weed Smuggled into Iran

Europe Source of Dangerous Weed Smuggled into Iran

An Iranian official says a dangerous type of illicit drug is being smuggled into the country from a number of European states.
Iran Seizes Trespassing Saudi Boat with 4 on Board

Iran Seizes Trespassing Saudi Boat with 4 on Board

The Navy of Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has seized a Saudi vessel after trespassing on the Islamic Republic’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf.
21 ISIS Terrorists Nabbed in Northeast Iran

21 ISIS Terrorists Nabbed in Northeast Iran

An Iranian official says at least 21 ISIS terrorists have been arrested in a massive operation across the northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi.

Iran Calls for Int’l Cooperation against Drug Trafficking

The speaker of Iran’s Parliament says the fight against illicit drug trafficking requires coherent and serious international efforts.
Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei

Iran Leader Urges IRGC to Boost Missile Power

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has underlined the need for the country to boost its missile defense capability.

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