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 to promptly repel any threat: Defense minister

The capabilities of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s armed forces are only defensive, said Brigadier General Dehghan, adding that those capabilities serve the cause of regional peace and stability.

Russian navy fleet docks at Iran port city of Anzali

The maritime relations between Russia and Iran will be expanded and we will go ahead with our official and unofficial visits to Iran, said the commander of the Russian fleet.

Gunmen attack checkpoint in Marivan, no one hurt

A provincial official says no one was hurt in the attack which only caused minor damage.

Iran sees Mideast security as own: Iran FM

The Iranian government and nation will stand by Iraq in the war against terrorism, said Zarif in a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart.

Iran won’t bow to excessive demands on security, defense: Leader

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says Iran will never bow to excessive demands over its "defense and security" capabilities.

Iran busts terrorist group at eastern border

The arrested criminals have confessed that they planned to carry out terrorist attacks in the Iranian cities of Zahedan, Kerman and Bam, said Brigadier General Ghasem Rezaei.

Rouhani, Putin discuss military, nuclear power ties: Moscow

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin have exchanged views on ways to broaden bilateral cooperation in the fields of military technology and nuclear power, a Russian official says.

IRGC’s Ghadir radar deployed in southern Iran

The Ghadir radar system is capable of tracking planes from a 600-kilometer and ballistic missiles from a 1,100-kilometer distance and an altitude of 100 kilometers.
General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan

Iran will counter enemy threats on its borders, Iranian commander

Iran’s missiles have been reinforced and upgraded both in their range and destructive power, says an Iranian Army commander.
Rahmani Fazli

Iranian Minister Deplores Minimal Int’l Cooperation in Combating Drugs

Rahmani Fazli said that if the international bodies and other countries cooperate with Iran, the campaign against illicit drugs will definitely reach its objectives.

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