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 armed forces ready to respond to any aggression: Defense Minister

The defense minister has said that Iran is ready to give the aggressors a lesson they would never forget.
General Salami

Iran will reveal its modern missile bases in due time

The IRGC’s second-in-command has said that Iran will show its modern missile bases to the world at an appropriate time.
Iran’s Intelligence Ministry

Iran arrests perpetrators of terrorist attack in Khuzestan

At least two people were killed and two others sustained injuries after masked assailants opened fire on a group of mourners in Safiabad.

Iran-Russia relations help in stabilizing region: Iran defense minister

The Iranian defense chief has said that the current conditions require Iran and Russia to develop their cooperation in the political, economic and defense spheres.
Ali Shamkhani

Three players and three scenarios for the region

A senior Iranian official has presented three likely scenarios Iran, the US and Israel will consider for the region following the finalization of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Aliakbar Velayati

Iran’s defense measures are independent of nuclear talks: Velayati

Iran has not bowed to military restrictions in nuclear talks with P5+1 and its defense measures have nothing to do with the negotiations, Velayati said.

IRGC commander: 100,000 volunteer forces organized in Syria

At present, we see the beginning of new developments in Syria, thanks to efforts by Brigadier General Hamedani, Major General Jafari said.

Iran missile tests no violation of JCPOA: Top diplomat

None of Iran’s missiles have been designed to carry a nuclear warhead, and thus their production and test are not contrary to Resolution 2231, Araghchi stressed.

US influence in Middle East must be blocked: Iranian defense minster

Iran’s defense minister has praised the "iron resolve” of the Yemeni people who have been resisting Saudi attacks, and lauded Russia’s efforts in battling terrorist groups in Syria.

IRGC’s long-range missiles in underground tunnels (PHOTOS)

The IRGC Aerospace commander says that the Force will replace its current missiles with new generations of ballistic missiles as of next year.

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