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.


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.

Iran, Turkey Call for Closer Defence Cooperation

High-ranking Iranian and Turkish officials have stressed the need for developing defence cooperation between Tehran and Ankara.

Iran Slams Discriminatory Approach to Aiding Fight against Illicit Drugs

Iranian Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli deplored the discriminatory approach of international organizations in providing assistance to governments fighting against illicit drugs and called on all countries to meet their responsibility in this campaign.

Foreign Interference, Main Cause of Regional Crises: Iran DM

Iran's Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami has blamed foreign powers’ meddling and their double standards for the current chaos in the Middle East.

Tehran, Islamabad Confer on Border Security Issues

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Pakistan’s Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal have discussed issues of mutual interest in Islamabad.

IRGC Quds Force Foils Terrorist Attack in Southeastern Iran

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Force has thwarted an attack on a military base in southeastern Iran in an operation during which at least two terrorists were killed.

US Using Dollar as Economic Weapon against Other Countries: Iran

A senior Iranian security official says Washington has formally announced that it is using the greenback as an economic tool to impose its will on other countries.

No One Allowed to Hold Talks over Iran’s Defence Capabilities: IRGC

A senior Iranian military official says nobody has the right to negotiate with foreigners over Iran’s defence and missile capabilities.

Iran Blasts French FM’s Threatening Remarks

Iran’s Foreign Ministry spokesman has lashed out at the anti-Iran comments made by French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian ahead of his visit to Tehran.

“Dismantling of US Nukes Precondition for Talks on Iran’s Missile Program”

A top Iranian military commander has conditioned talks over Tehran’s missile program on the destruction of the West’s nuclear and long-range arms.

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