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, Saudi Arabia Take Part in Joint Naval Drills

Iran and Saudi Arabia were confirmed as participants in the “Aman 2017” naval drills held in Pakistani waters on Friday.

Iran’s DM Dismisses ‘Fabricated’ Report about New Missile Test

Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan rejected the media report that said the Islamic Republic has tested another ballistic missile, saying such claims are fabricated.

Iran’s Missile Test Not a Breach of UNSC Resolution

A careful look at the UNSC Resolution 2231 indicates that Iran’s recent ballistic missile test has definitely not breached any of the resolution’s terms and conditions unlike what Trump administration is trying to convey.

New Homegrown Weapons Unveiled in Iran

Iran’s Defense Ministry unveiled five new military products on Monday, including a guided rocket and assault weapons, and officially started producing them in the assembly line.

Iran to Fire Its ‘Roaring Missiles’ If Enemy Makes Any Mistake

Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force highlighted the futility of foreign threats against Iran, stressing that the Armed Forces are ready to defend the country in case the enemy makes a mistake.

IRGC Forces Start Air Defence Drill

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force started an air defense exercise in northern parts of Iran on Saturday as part of the country's Armed Forces efforts to boost its defensive strength.

Iran to Continue Enhancing Defensive Capabilities despite US Threats

An international advisor to the Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution says the country will continue to bolster its defence systems despite the threatening language from "rookie" US President Donald Trump over its latest missile test.

IRGC General Downplays Trump’s Warning on Iran’s Missile Test

Secretary of Iran’s Expediency Council Mohsen Rezaei denounced recent comments by new US President Donald Trump about the Islamic Republic’s test-firing of a ballistic missile, saying those more powerful than Trump had warned Iran but failed “to do anything”.

Defence Minister: Iran’s Missile Test Was Successful

A missile test that Iran conducted recently has been successful, Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said Thursday.

Basij Ready to Help Rouhani’s Government If It Asks for: Chief

Head of Iran’s Basij [volunteer forces] Organisation says his forces are prepared to help President Hassan Rouhani’s government in different fields if it asks for it.

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