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 Foils Terrorist Plots Hatched Outside Borders: IRGC Commander

A top commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says Iranian security forces have managed to block many terrorist moves initiated from the outside to create insecurity in the country in the past few months. 

Iran to Dedicate Special Places to Public Protests

The Iranian government on Monday approved a plan proposed by Tehran’s City Council to dedicate special places in Tehran to citizens’ protest gatherings.

Desperate US Attempt to Weaken Iran’s Defence Futile: DM

Iran’s Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the recent US endeavours to undermine the Islamic Republic’s defence are desperate attempts doomed to failure.

“Iran Has Intelligence Data on Bases in Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar”

A top Iranian Army commander said the country has detailed intelligence data on the military bases in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, the United Arab Emirates and Qatar.

Iran to Continue Boosting Its Missile Capabilities: Shamkhani

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani says the country’s missile program is non-negotiable and the Islamic Republic continues to strengthen its defensive capabilities.

Six Iranian Ministers, Two MPs Call for Unlocking Twitter

Six Iranian ministers as well as two lawmakers, all of whom are members of the council in charge of filtering, have called for removing the 9-year ban on people’s access to Twitter.

Kazeroon Division Plan Stopped, Iran Interior Ministry Says

Iran’s Interior Ministry has reiterated that a plan to divide parts of the Kazeroon county in Iran’s southern Fars Province has stopped, describing recent unrest in the city created by those protesting the plan as strange.

Casualties Reported in Southern Iran after Protests Turn Violent

The Wednesday night clashes between security forces and demonstrators protesting a plan to divide parts of the Kazeroon County in Fars Province, southern Iran, has left at least one dead and six wounded.

Eight ISIS Terrorists Sentenced to Death for Role in Tehran Attacks

A Tehran court has handed down death sentences to eight ISIS elements convicted in the case of a terrorist attack in the Iranian capital back in 2017.

Iran Ready to Help Afghanistan Fight against Terror

Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the emergence and expansion of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in Afghanistan is a "very dangerous phenomenon," expressing Tehran's readiness to cooperate with Kabul in the fight against terrorism.

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