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 Starts Mass Production of Drone Armed with Precision-Guided Bomb

Iran has inaugurated the mass production line of a new tactical unmanned aerial vehicle, which is armed with a precision-guided bomb.

Man Shot Down after Trying to Enter Iran President’s Office with Machete

Iranian security forces have shot at and wounded a man who was trying to illegally enter the Iranian president’s office while carrying a machete and wearing a shroud.

Number of Flights over Iran’s Sky Tripled: Commander

The number of flights crossing Iran’s sky has increased by three times over the past years thanks to the country’s airspace security, said the Commander of the Iranian Army's Khatam al-Anbia Air Defence Base.
Drugs

Security Forces Seize 2.9-Tonne Drug Haul in SE Iran

Iran’s intelligence forces have seized a huge drug haul in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan province.

Iran to Boost Defence Power as Long as Threats Exist: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has reiterated that the Islamic Republic will increase its defence capabilities as far as there are new threats by its enemies.

Senior Commander Says IRGC’s Missile Cities Immune to Attacks

The underground missile facilities of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps are invulnerable to all sorts of hostile attacks, IRGC Lieutenant Commander Brigadier General Hossein Salami said, noting that not all projectiles are stockpiled inside the missile cities.

Iran Intercepts 4 Foreign Boats, Arrests 16 Crew Members

Four vessels with 16 crew members that had illegally entered the Iranian waters have been apprehended and handed over to officials.
Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami

“Foreigners Not Allowed to Poke Their Nose into Iran’s Missile Program”

A senior Iranian cleric says the Islamic Republic of Iran will not allow any foreign meddling in its missile program.
General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri

Top General Says Iran to Further Boost Defence Power

Iran’s highest-ranking military commander rejected any foreign interference in the country’s missile program, stressing that the Armed Forces will keep boosting defence capabilities and deterrent power.

“Women Removing Headscarves in Iran Encouraged from Abroad”

Iran’s Prosecutor-General Mohammad Jafar Montazeri says those who are removing their hijab as part of the so-called “Girls of Revolution Street” movement are being encouraged from elements in other countries.

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