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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.

Iran Seizes World’s Largest Amount of Narcotics Despite US Bans

Iran Seizes World’s Largest Amount of Narcotics Despite US Bans

Iran says it has been discovering and confiscating the largest amount of narcotics in the world for many years despite being subject to the US’ “unlawful” and “unilateral” sanctions and without benefiting from the international community’s help.
Arms Embargo Won’t Affect Iran’s Defence Power: Top General

Arms Embargo Won’t Affect Iran’s Defence Power: Top General

A senior Iranian military commander says arms embargoes will have no bearing on the country’s defence capability.
Iran Calls for Global Campaign against Illicit Drugs

Iran Calls for Global Campaign against Illicit Drugs

A senior Iranian official has called on all countries to join hands in the fight against drug trafficking .

Iran’s Defence Power at Maximum Level Despite Toughest Sanctions: Minister

Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the country has been able to outstandingly advance its defence capabilities under the toughest sanctions and political and military pressures.
Kurdish-Majority Areas in NW Iran Purged of Terrorists in Military Drills 1

Kurdish-Majority Areas in NW Iran Purged of Terrorists in Military Drills

Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has purged "terrorists" from Kurdish-populated areas in the west and northwest of the country during military exercises.
Iran’s War on Drugs Serving Youth Worldwide: Official

Iran’s War on Drugs Serving Youth Worldwide: Official

Secretary-General of Iran’s Anti-Narcotics Headquarters has highlighted the country’s effective battle with drug trafficking, saying such genuine efforts have saved the lives of youth all over the world, regardless of their nationality.
Iranian Navy Fires New Long-Range Cruise Missiles in Combat Drill

Iranian Navy Fires New Long-Range Cruise Missiles in Combat Drill

The Iranian Navy test-fired new homegrown cruise missiles on Thursday in a military exercise in the northern parts of the Indian Ocean to hit targets at a distance of 280 kilometers.
IRGC Denies Turkey's Claim about PKK Presence in Iran

IRGC Denies Turkey’s Claim about PKK Presence in Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force dismissed the groundless claim made by Turkish officials that the PKK terrorists are on Iranian soil near the common border.
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Gholam Hossein Esmaeili said the convict, named Seyed Mahmoud Mousavi Majd, had connections with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Israeli espionage service Mossad. In exchange for receiving dollars, the spy gathered intelligence for the CIA and Mossad on the Iranian security sphere and Armed Forces, including on the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Forces and on the whereabouts of Lt. General Qassem Soleimani, the spokesman said. The Revolution’s Court has sentenced the spy to death, and the ruling has been upheld by another court, he said, adding that the convict will soon be executed. Lt. General Soleimani, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was the deputy head of Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha'abi (PMU), and a number of their entourage were killed in a strike by American drones near Baghdad International Airport on January 3. The White House and the Pentagon claimed responsibility for the assassination of General Soleimani in Iraq, saying the attack was carried out at the direction of US President Donald Trump. In the early hours of January 8, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) targeted the US airbase of Ain al-Assad in retaliation for the US move.

Iran Gives Death Penalty to Mossad Spy Who Aided Soleimani’s Killing

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian national has been sentenced to death for spying for the CIA and Mossad on the whereabouts of Lt. General Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated by the US in Baghdad early this year, Iran’s Judiciary spokesman said.
Afghanistan Says Traffickers Are to Blame for Deadly Car Blaze in Iran 1

Afghanistan Says Traffickers Are to Blame for Deadly Car Blaze in Iran

Afghanistan says human and drug traffickers are to blame for the deadly incident in Iran’s Yazd province in which a number of undocumented Afghans were killed and injured in a car fire.