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.

Iranian Lawmakers to Hold Meeting on Blocking Telegram

A senior Iranian MP says the Parliament’s Economic and National Security Commissions are to hold a joint meeting to discuss the filtering of the popular messaging app Telegram.

Iranian Databases Target of Attacks Caused by Cisco Switch Flaw

A flaw in Cisco switches has allowed hackers to target critical infrastructure in many countries with cyberattacks including Iran.

Iran Calls for Enhanced Military Ties with Pakistan

Iran’s defence minister has underlined the need for expansion of defence and military cooperation between Tehran and Islamabad.

Extremism in Mideast Legacy of US, Israel: Iran DM

Iran’s defence minister says extremism in the Middle East is a result of the policies pursued by the United States and the Israeli regime.

JCPOA Violators Should Be Held Responsible for Consequences: Iran DM

Iran's Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the Islamic Republic of Iran remains committed to its nuclear deal with six big powers, but the violators of the deal should be held accountable for possible disastrous consequences for international security.

Controversy Raging in Iran over “Threat” of Telegram Messaging App

Telegram, the most popular messaging app in Iran, has once again grabbed the headlines amid a fresh round of pressure on the government of Hassan Rouhani to block the “threatening” messenger.

“Iran to Keep Working with Russia until Eradication of Terrorists”

Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says Iran is set to keep up its counter-terrorism cooperation with Russia until Syria and the entire region are fully cleansed of terrorist outfits.

Iran’s Defence Minister in Russia to Attend Security Conference

Iran’s defence minister has arrived in the Russian capital, Moscow, to attend the 7th International Moscow Security Conference.

“Claim That Israeli Jets Fly over Iran Ridiculous”

A commentator says the rumour that two Israeli F-35 stealth jets had entered Iran’s airspace and returned safe is extremely funny.

Will Iran Block Telegram Messaging App Forever?

While there are reports that a decision has been made by Iran’s Supreme Council of Cyberspace to permanently ban the popular messaging app Telegram, the Council has kept denying such allegations.

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