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.


Speaker: Iran Should Continue Missile Power Development

Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani underlined that although certain Western states do not want the Islamic Republic to be powerful enough to ensure the security of the Middle East, Tehran should develop its military might, missile capabilities in particular.

Iran missiles not open to talks, compromise: Araqchi

An Iranian deputy foreign minister says the Islamic Republic’s missile capability is a matter of defense and national security, which is not open to any negotiations or compromise.

IRGC busts terrorist group in southeast Iran

Iran's Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has busted a terrorist group in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan, a senior commander says.

Iran’s New Naval Flotilla Dispatched to Gulf of Aden: Commander

Iranian Navy’s 40th flotilla of warships has left for the Gulf of Aden and the Red Sea on a mission to provide security, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced on Saturday.

Sanctions have no impact on Iran’s naval capabilities: Sayyari

Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said on Saturday that US and its allies' sanctions have no impact on Iran's naval capabilities.
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Iran won’t need permission on defense capabilities: Minister Dehqan

Iran's defense minister says the country will not wait for permission from "others" to boost its defense capabilities after the US and its allies urge the UN to take action over Tehran's missile tests.

Leader Underlines Need for Boosting Iran’s Defense Capabilities

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Wednesday underscored the need for boosting Iran’s defense capabilities, warning that enemies are making use of every tool available to undermine the Islamic Republic.

Iran to Keep Boosting Defense Might: Commander

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said the Islamic Republic will continue to enhance its defense capabilities.

Iran responds to US actions by boosting missile power: Zarif

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif says the Islamic Republic will counter the recent US measures against Iran by further boosting its missile capabilities.

Iran: Missile tests are legitimate measures to boost defense might

Permanent Representative and Ambassador to the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo said on Friday that Iran's recent ballistic missile tests were part of ongoing efforts of the armed forces to strengthen the country's legitimate defense capabilities.

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