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’s Larijani Hails Afghanistan’s Progress in Anti-Terror Fight

Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said the Afghan government has made some progress in its fight against terrorism, calling for regional countries’ assistance in the anti-terrorism campaign.

Minister: Iran paying price for world peace, security in fighting narcotics

Interior Minister Mohammad Rahmani Fazli said Iran is paying the price for international peace and security in its fighting againat illegal drugs.

Navy Foils Pirate Attack on Iranian Ship

The Iranian Navy’s 40th flotilla of warships, deployed to the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea for an overseas mission, repulsed a pirate attack on an Iranian vessel, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced.

Iran, Pakistan to Conduct Joint Naval Drills

Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said Iranian and Pakistani navy vessels are to carry out joint military exercises on April 18.

Iran’s Diplomacy, Armed Forces Following Same Goal: Rouhani

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in a military parade on Sunday highlighted the necessity for paying equal attention to both diplomacy and Armed Forces in national doctrine, saying that the country needs both of them at the same time.

Why Iran Needs Ballistic Missiles: A Missile for a Missile

During the eight-year war imposed on Iran by the currently-overthrown Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, cities and residential areas, hospitals and schools across Iran, including...

Iran’s defense minister to visit Russia for military cooperation

Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehqan plans to visit Russia to discuss further military cooperation between the two countries and attend a security conference, the Iranian Embassy in Moscow says.

Iran advisors helped kill 200 terrorists in Syria: Commander

Commander of the Iranian Army's Ground Forces Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan says four military advisers recently "martyred" in Syria had helped kill as many as 200 terrorists.

Iran: IRGC Ground Force Starts Massive Drills

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force started massive wargames in the Southeastern parts of Iran on Tuesday morning.     

Iranian, Kazakh Judiciary officials sign MoU on judicial cooperation

Prosecutor General Mohammad Jaafar Montazeri in a meeting with his Kazakh Prosecutor General Askhat Daulbayev on Monday signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Judicial cooperation.

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