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.

Eight ISIS Terrorists Sentenced to Death for Role in Tehran Attacks

A Tehran court has handed down death sentences to eight ISIS elements convicted in the case of a terrorist attack in the Iranian capital back in 2017.

Iran Ready to Help Afghanistan Fight against Terror

Iran's Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the emergence and expansion of the Daesh Takfiri terrorist group in Afghanistan is a "very dangerous phenomenon," expressing Tehran's readiness to cooperate with Kabul in the fight against terrorism.

Iran, Bolivia Discuss Promotion of Defence Ties in Tehran

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri says the country and Bolivia are set to enhance military cooperation.

IRGC Commander Says Tehran Ready for Most Dangerous Scenarios

A senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the Iranian nation is prepared for the "most dangerous scenarios of threats" against Iran as US President Donald Trump is expected to announce a decision on the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

Iran to Give Crushing Response to Israel in Due time: Top General

Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Iran Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri says the Islamic Republic will give a devastating response to enemies in due time.

“War on Iran Unlikely Given Islamic Republic’s Prowess”

A senior Iranian official has strongly ruled out the possibility of a war against the Islamic Republic given enemies' awareness of Iran's "political strength and its military and security preparedness."

Iran, Oman to Hold Joint Maritime Drill

The Iranian and Omani officials have agreed to hold a joint rescue and relief drill in the Persian Gulf in the coming days.

Iran ICT Minister Censures Judiciary’s Blocking of Telegram

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi has criticised a decision to block the popular messaging app Telegram in Iran, saying it was no solution to concerns regarding the messenger in the country.

Telegram to Be Fully Blocked in Iran Based on Court Ruling

The Iranian Judiciary has issued an order completely banning the use of the Telegram messaging application over the harm it has done to the country’s security, culture and economy during the past few years.

Iran’s Top Judge Rules Out Possibility of Missile Talks

Iran's Judiciary chief has ruled out any more negotiations on the Iran nuclear deal or the country's defence capabilities.

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