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.

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.

Lawmakers Back Iran’s Missile Program

Iranian lawmakers have thrown their weight behind the country’s missile program, underlining the need for boosting deterrence power to guarantee national security.
General Hossein Dehghan

Iran’s DM Confirms New Missile Test, Denies Breach of Nuclear Deal

Iran’s Defence Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan confirmed on Wednesday that the country has carried out a missile test recently, stressing that the Islamic Republic will not allow others to interfere in its defence affairs.
Bahram Qassemi

Missile Test Is Iran’s Absolute Defensive Right

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman referred to missile tests as one of #Iran's “inalienable and absolute” rights in order to defend its security and national interests, and stressed that no country or international body can have any say in this regard.

Tehran’s High-Risk Areas Menacing Citizens’ Lives: Defence Official

A top Iranian military commander warned that there is currently a large number of high-risk areas in or, in the proximity of, Tehran that threaten the lives of many citizens.
General Mohammad Ali Jafari

IRGC Is a Popular, Knowledge-Based, and Revolutionary Institution: Commander

Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the institution is a popular, knowledge-based, and revolutionary one commissioned to make contributions in all military, security, economic, political and cultural areas as well as national reconstruction.

IRGC Capable of Developing Ballistic Missiles that Hit Moving Targets

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami highlighted Iran’s latest missile achievements, saying the Islamic Republic is among few countries that has the knowhow to produce missiles capable of hitting moving targets.

Iranian Navy to Hold Major Drill in Indean Ocean: Commander

Iranian naval forces plan to stage a large-scale drill to boost and put on display the country’s military prowess.
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Efforts Underway to Find 11 Bank Safes in Collapsed Plasco Building

Amid ongoing efforts to recover the bodies of at least 25 people entrapped under the rubble of Tehran’s collapsed Plasco Building, firefighters and rescue workers are also trying to find a number of bank safes belonging to a branch of Bank Tejarat located inside the old high-rise shopping centre.
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A Fake Police Officer and a Thief Arrested in Plasco Building Collapse Site

Amid firefighters and rescue workers’ ongoing attempts to find the bodies of those entrapped under the rubble of collapsed Plasco Building in central Tehran, the Police arrested a number of crooks who were trying to abuse the chaotic situation.

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