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.

Iranian warship Alborz

Iran Navy repels pirate attacks on vessel in Gulf of Aden

The Iranian Navy has repelled pirate attacks on a trading vessel in the Gulf of Aden.
General Masoud Jazayeri

Iran armed forces will not allow inspections of military sites: General

We will never allow any kind of visit to military centers, whether it is limited and controlled, or unlimited or in any other form said Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri.
Abu Hafs

Intelligence forces foil plot to set up terrorist groups in Iran

A person named ‘Abu Hafs’ entered Iran some time ago to create terrorist groups inside the country, the intelligence minister said.
General Firouzabadi

IS doesn’t dare get close to Iranian borders: Top General

Firouzabadi reiterated that Tehran is fully determined to smash IS terrorists if they advance to around 40 kilometers of Iranian borders.
General Hossein Dehqan

Defense Minister: ISIL too weak to threaten Iranian border

Iran’s defense minister has said that ISIL lacks the capability and capacity to pose any threat to the Iranian borders, and we do not deem it a threat.
Iran's Intelligence Minister Seyyed Mahmoud Alavi

Intelligence ministry foils counterrevolutionary attacks across Iran

A bombing plot in Mashhad, a poisoning plot in Tehran and a bombing plot in Qom are some of the conspiracies foiled by the Intelligence Ministry.

Thank you, General

An Iranian MP thanks police for their swift action against a few of their own for mistreating a Christian compatriot.
IRGC speedboat

IRGC Testing Military Boats with 110 Knots Speed: Commander

Local experts can now design and test military boats with speeds of up to 120 knots in a naval research laboratory with a test basin.

Iran foils US cyber-attack on oil ministry

The website of Cyber Police quoted General Kamal Hadianfar as saying that the hackers launched their attack during holidays in Iran.

Tehran-Moscow talks on S-300 successful: Iran official

Negotiations on the delivery of S-300 missile system to Iran has been successful, said Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir-Abdollahian.

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