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.

Mohammad Ali Jafari

Chief-Commander Praises Iranian People for Supporting IRGC

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari commended the Iranian nation for its fervent support for the IRGC following the US president’s harsh stances and described boosting the country’s defense power as a top priority.

Iran to Accelerate Development of Missile Program: IRGC

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has taken a swipe at Trump’s hostile stances, saying Iran will continue to develop its missile capability in a faster pace.
Iran Navy Commander Meets European Navy Leaders

Iran Navy Commander Meets European Navy Leaders

Iran’s Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habbibollah Sayyari, who is in Italy to attend the Regional Seapower Symposium (RSS), has held talks with a number of his counterparts from European and regional states.
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Tehran Hosts Police, Safety, Security Equipment Exhibition

The 16th edition of International Police, Safety, and Security Equipment Exhibition (IPAS 2017) is underway in the Iranian capital of Tehran.

Iran Rules Out Europe’s Call for Talks on Missile Program

Ali Akbar Velayati, an international advisor to Iran's Leader, says the Europeans cannot say they accept the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action and at the same time call for negotiations on Iran’s missile program.
Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi

Iran Falling Victim to Cyber-Attacks: Minister

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology says contrary to certain claims, the Islamic Republic of Iran is current falling victim to cyber-attacks.

Iranian Commander in Italy on Rare European Visit

Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari has travelled to Venice, Italy, to attend Regional Seapower Symposium of the Mediterranean and Black Sea Countries as a special guest.
General Mohammad Esmaeil Kowsari

Trump’s Speech Not to Decrease IRGC’s Activities: General

A senior Iranian commander says the US president is not in a position to make decision for the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, and the IRGC is not going to decrease its activities given Trump’s new strategy.

IRGC Blacklisting Tantamount to Declaration of War: Iran

Head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI) Ali Akbar Salehi warned Washington against its plan to designate the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) as a terrorist group, saying that Tehran regards the move as “a declaration of war”.
Foreign Ambassadors Watch Drills of Iranian Police Forces4

Foreign Ambassadors Watch Drills of Iranian Police Forces

Several foreign ambassadors, diplomats, and representatives of international bodies on Wednesday watched the military drills of Iranian police forces in Tehran.

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