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.

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Military parade in Tehran (PHOTOS)

A military parade was staged on September 22 in Tehran where the Iranian armed forces put their defense capabilities on display.
Iran Naval Force

Iran rescues Singapore ship, arrests 7 pirates in Persian Gulf waters

Seven of the hijackers have been arrested and sent to prison, Alireza Aghajari, an Iranian prosecutor, said.

A world-wide-web fight against a terror group on the ground

Ghost Security, a hacking group, says its mission is to eliminate the online presence of extremist groups such as ISIL, stymie their recruitment and limit their ability to organize international terrorist efforts.
General Mohammad Pakpour

IRGC has taken up permanent position in rugged heights: Commander

The commander also noted that the IRGC’s presence in those regions has strongly undermined terrorist groups’ morale.
General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan

Iran’s Armed Forces prepared to combat threats: Cmdr.

A senior Iranian Army commander says the Islamic Republic’s Armed Forces are fully prepared to combat any threats against the country.

Dispute over S-300 Delivery; Russia Refuses to Pay Compensations to Iran

An Iranian daily has analyzed Tehran-Moscow ties, saying that Russia neither delivers the S300 systems to Iran nor agrees to pay compensations, but offers a replacement for the defense system.
Iran Air Force

Iran Air Force launches major maneuvers

The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Air Force (IRIAF) has launched massive two-day maneuvers in the central province of Isfahan.
General Farzad Esmaili

Iran closely watches hostile moves: Air defense commander

Iran’s defense line is not confined to its geographical borders, because the bulk of threats and invasions are carried out through the air, said Brigadier General Esmaili.
Basij Drills

Major defense drills underway in Iranian capital

Tens of thousands of Iran’s Basij volunteer forces are participating in massive defense maneuvers held in the capital city of Tehran to boost the country's security and counter enemy threats.
General Dehghan

Iran not to allow inspections beyond NPT: Defense chief

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says Tehran will not allow international inspections of any sites beyond the requirements of the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

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