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.
US sanctions more IRGC officials accused of “plotting assassinations abroad”
The administration of US President Joe Biden has imposed sanctions on more officials with the Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) for what it calls "plotting assassinations abroad".
Iranians lay to rest remains of military advisor martyred in 2015 anti-Daesh battles in Syria
Iranians bid farewell to Martyr Mohammad Jafari, a military advisor who had lost his life during a counter-terrorism campaign against the Takfir Daesh outfit in the Syrian city of Dara’a in April 2015.
‘Ukrainian officials’ hostile anti-Iran remarks may entail serious repercussions’
A news website close to Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) warns Ukraine against the dire repercussions of a Ukrainian official’s belligerent remarks against the Islamic Republic.
Iran’s share of Helmand River water blocked by Afghanistan’s dams: Images
Satellite images reveal how the interim government in Afghanistan is blocking the flow of Helmand River, a lifeline for residents of Iran’s Sistan and Baluchestan Province, into the other side of border, by building several dams on the river.
Iran busts ‘Israeli-tied’ terror group planning assassinations
A senior Iranian judicial official says security forces have dismantled a terror group tied to the Israeli regime, which was planning to conduct assassination operations in the country.
Iranian-made hypersonic missile to be unveiled soon: Senior IRGC cmdr.
A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says Iran is set to unveil a domestically-developed hypersonic missile in the near future.
Interior minister says situation at Iran-Afghanistan border normal after Taliban attack
Iran’s Interior Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Monday that the country's border areas with Afghanistan is tranquil following the recent skirmishes between Iranian border guards and Taliban forces.
Two Iranian border guards killed in clashes with Taliban forces
Two Iranian border guards have been killed in an exchange of fire with Afghanistan’s Taliban forces near a border post between the two countries, amid escalating tensions over Kabul’s violations of Tehran’s water rights.
Clashes reported between Iran border guards, Taliban forces amid tensions over water
Clashes have broken out between Iranian border guards and Afghanistan’s Taliban forces on the joint border between the two countries, media reports say.
MP: Iran’s SE province to face problems if water doesn’t reach there in 3 months
An Iranian lawmaker and ex-envoy to Afghanistan says the southeastern border province of Sistan and Baluchestan will face numerous problems if the water shortages, caused by the Taliban’s blocking of Helmand River’s inflow, drag on for three more months.
Iran, Iraq FMs discuss implementing security deals
The foreign ministers of Iran and Iraq have, in a telephone conversation, discussed ways to implement the security deals signed between the two countries.
Iran unveils advanced 2,000 km ballistic missile
The Iranian Defense Ministry unveils an advanced ballistic missile, designed and built by the country’s experts, which can travel 2,000 kilometers and carry a 1,500-kilogram warhead.
IRGC busts terror group planning sabotage attack in Iran’s southeast
Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) dismantles a terror group that was planning to conduct a sabotage operation in the country’s southeastern region.
US military vessel traffic in Persian Gulf down by over 83%: Iranian commander
A commander with the aerial defense force in southern Iran says traffic by US military vessels in the Persian Gulf has declined by over 83 percent.
Iran arrests four over links with Jaish al-Adl terrorist group
Iran says it has arrested four individuals suspected of being linked to the Jaish al-Adl terrorist group in the country’s southeast.
Iran’s top court revokes death sentences of young man arrested during 2022 unrest
The Iranian Supreme Court revokes the death sentences handed down to Javad Rouhi, who was arrested during the unrest last year and found guilty of three capital offenses.
IRNA: Satellite images refute Taliban’s water shortage claims in dispute with Iran
Newly-released satellite images show a considerable amount of water at the two controversial dams built by Afghanistan on the Helmand River shared with Iran, contrary to the Taliban’s claims of water shortages there.
IRGC chief says Iran security forces will avenge 5 Iranian border guards
The commander-in-chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), Hossein Salami, says Iranian security forces will take revenge for the deaths of the five Iranian border guards who were killed by terrorists in southeastern Iran on Saturday.
Israel-backed terror outfit disbanded in western Iran: Intelligence minister
Iran's Intelligence Minister Esmail Khatib has said a terrorist group linked to the Israeli regime was dismantled on the western borders of Iran.
Five border guards killed in terror attack in southeast Iran
Five Iranian border guards are killed and several others injured in a terror attack on a checkpoint in the southeastern city of Saravan, near the Pakistani border, officials say.
Taliban given 1-month ultimatum to allow Iran access to Helmand water share
The Iranian president’s special envoy for Afghanistan says the interim Taliban rulers have one month to provide Iran access to its share of water from the Helmand River, and that they will be responsible for the consequences if they fail to do so.
IRGC says monitoring moves of commander of US, British and French navies
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has confirmed the elite forces have been monitoring the moves of the commanders of the US, British and French navies transiting the Strait of Hormuz aboard the USS Paul Hamilton warship.
Iranian commander: Attacks against terrorists in Iraq will continue if Baghdad doesn’t expel them
The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Forces says Iran will continue to hit the positions of anti-Iran terrorists in Iraq if Baghdad doesn’t adhere to a commitment to expel them from Iraqi territory.
Top Iran official warns Taliban not to ‘misunderstand Tehran’s good-neighborliness policy’
An Iranian vice president says Tehran will pursue its rights from the Helmand River under a “special” agenda in the wake of President Ebrahim Raisi’s warning to the interim Taliban rulers in Afghanistan.
Iran showcases defense achievements at Belarus exhibition
Iran puts on display a number of its achievements in the military sector at an international exhibition in Minsk, the capital city of Belarus.