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, Pakistan Discuss Joint Fight against Border Threats

Senior Iranian and Pakistani military officials have stressed the importance of strengthening defense and security cooperation to fight common threats in border areas and deal with regional challenges.

Takfiri Terrorist Cell Smashed in Southeastern Iran

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force late on Monday managed to disband a Takfiri terrorist cell in a border area in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan.

Number of Iranian Drug Addicts Decreasing

Iran’s interior minister says the country’s intensive fight against narcotics is gradually paying off, as the number of Iranian drug addicts has decreased about one million in recent years.

Iranian Police Forces in Russia to Help Team Melli’s Fans

Iran has sent a number of police officers to Russia to help the Iranian football fans and cooperate with Russian security forces in establishing security and order during the FIFA World Cup 2018, a security official said.
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Iran Calls on Turkey to Extradite Fugitive Criminals

Tehran has called on Ankara to cooperate with the Islamic Republic in detaining and extraditing Iranian fugitive criminals in Turkey.
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Iran Intelligence Forces Bust Terror Group, Arrest 27

Iran’s intelligence agents have smashed a terrorist team that planned to carry out acts of terror across the country during the holy month of Ramadan.

Iran Releases Details of Complex Operation to Free Fishermen Held by Pirates

Iran's Intelligence Ministry has shed some light on a covert operation in Somalia that recently led to the release of four Iranian fishermen held captive by pirates.

IRGC Dismantles 3 Terrorist Cells in Less than 24 Hours

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has set a new record by disbanding three terrorist groups in less than 24 hours.

Araqchi Assures MPs that Joining FATF Won’t Pose Security Threat to Iran

Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araqchi said the country’s membership in the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the policy-making body of the international financial system, would not pose any security threat to the Islamic Republic.

Terrorist Cell Smashed by IRGC in Northwestern Iran

Forces of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) have destroyed a nine-member gang of terrorists in the northwest of the country near the border with Iraq.

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