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.

Ramezan Sharif

Illusion of ‘Shia crescent’ is a failed scenario: IRGC

The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps denies comments attributed to its top commander that a Shia crescent is being formed in the region.
Iran's Intelligence Minister Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi

Iran closely monitoring Takfiri movements: Intelligence minister

Many plots have been foiled in the country thanks to the round-the-clock efforts of the Intelligence Ministry, said Alavi.
Hossein Amir-Abdollahian

No place for adventurism in region: Iran’s deputy FM

The era of such adventurous moves has ended, and all sides should think about the region’s security and playing a constructive role, said Amir Abdollahian.

Aggression on Syria has roots in resistance to Israeli occupation

Speaker Ali Larijani has said that the Syrian people and officials have shown brave resistance to domestic and foreign terrorists over the past four years.

Takfiris fighting proxy war for US, Israel: Iran defense minster

Syrian people with their unparalleled resistance made bullies understand that they cannot force the region’s Muslim nations to surrender, said Brigadier General Dehghan.

Iranian firm’s complaint behind seizing foreign ship: Official

Iran has said that it has seized a US cargo ship following a lawsuit filed by a local company.

Supreme Leader stresses need for strong police

The Leader said the Law Enforcement Forces which are the symbol of country’s authority and security should focus on enhancing both individual and social security.

Iranian Navy has no plans to leave the Gulf of Aden: Commander

Commander of the Navy said Iran's naval presence in regional waters is aimed at ensuring safe navigation for commercial vessels.

Ansar al-Forqan political leader killed: intelligence source

An Intelligence Ministry official has said that Iran’s security forces have killed Abu Hafas al-Baloushi, the political leader of the terrorist group Ansar al-Forqan, in Sistan and Baluchistan Province.

Tehran police seize narcotics, arrest dealers (PHOTOS)

Pictures of a police operation in Tehran in which drugs smugglers are captured.

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