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Latest Security News in Iran – 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.

IRGC Starts Missile, Drone Drills in Central Iran

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has kicked off missile and drone war games in the central deserts of Iran.

Iranian Navy Starts War Games in Strategic Southern Waters

The Iranian Navy on Wednesday took delivery of a forward base ship and a corvette as it started a military exercise in Iran’s southern waters.

Makran Forward Base Ship Joins Iran’s Navy Fleet

The Iranian forward base ship Makran joined the country’s naval fleet on Tuesday, January 12, 2021, upon the order of Major General Mohammad Baqeri, the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces.

Naval Parade in Persian Gulf Marks Anniv. of IRGC Seizure of US Navy Boats

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has held a naval parade involving 700 speedboats in the Persian Gulf, marking the fifth anniversary of its seizure of two US Navy command boats.

IRGC Unveils Underground Missile Base in Persian Gulf

Chief-Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami has unveiled an underground missile base of the IRGC Navy in the coasts of Persian Gulf.

IRGC Blames Ukrainian Plane Disaster on US Adventurism

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has paid tribute to the victims of a Ukrainian jetliner that went down near Tehran a year ago, blaming the air disaster on the US government’s terrorist-style adventurism.

Range of Iranian Suicide Drones Upgraded to 4,000km: Army General

A senior Iranian Army general claims the country has managed to increase the range of its homegrown suicide drones to 4,000 kilometres.

Iran’s Army Starts First Large-Scale Drone Drills

The Iranian Army has started a joint and large-scale drone drill with its different divisions primarily in Semnan, central Iran.

Iran Says Seizure of South Korean Vessel ‘A Completely Technical Issue’

Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says the South Korean vessel has been seized because it was polluting the water.
Iran Seizes South Korean-Flagged Chemical Tanker in Persian Gulf

Iran Seizes South Korean-Flagged Chemical Tanker in Persian Gulf

Iran has seized a South-Korean-flagged chemical tanker in its southern waters over "chemical pollution" of the Persian Gulf, informed sources say.