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.

Captured US Navy Troops Being Interrogated: IRGC Spokesman

Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department said the 10 US sailors captured aboard two combat vessels in Iran’s waters in the Persian Gulf are being interrogated, saying a “different approach” would be taken if they are proved to have intruded for intelligence operations.

IRGC Navy Seizes 2 US Navy Vessels in Persian Gulf, Captures 10 Sailors

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy seized two US Navy combat vessels that had entered Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, capturing 10 US sailors.

Iran missile system not related to JCPOA

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi-Ansari said inauguration of missile systems is part of Iran's defensive program and is not related to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The More US Threats, The More Progress in Iran’s Military Power: Commander

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri said on Saturday that Washington’s continuous rhetoric and threat of fresh anti-Iran sanctions will result in a boost to Tehran’s military capabilities.

IRGC’s second missile town unveiled

The IRGC has announced that it has set up big underground facilities in most cities which are safe from the enemy crosshairs and will be used if necessary.

Iran boosts missile prowess to increase deterrence: Defense minister

Iranian defense minister stressed that Iran has never allowed other countries to make decisions about the country’s internal and defense issues, adding the Islamic Republic’s measures will guarantee and improve stability and security in the region and across the world.

Revolutionary Guard general thanks president for missile order

Efforts by the US to keep oil prices low with the help of its regional mercenaries in the coming months are part of another plot hatched by the US, the secretary of the Expediency Council said.

Iran draws red line on missile program

Iranian officials have lined up to underline the country’s push to buttress missile capabilities after reports that the US administration planned new sanctions on the Islamic Republic in spite of a nuclear accord.

Araqchi: Iran missile test never violates JCPOA

Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Abbas Araqchi said that missile test is conspicuously different from Joint comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and that it never runs against the Tehran-5+1 nuclear deal.

Rouhani orders Iran’s missile program accelerated

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has issued an order calling on the country’s Defense Ministry to expedite efforts for boosting the country’s missile power as reports emerge of US plans for imposing fresh sanctions on Tehran over the issue.

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