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, Russia Call for Closer Defence Ties

Iranian Deputy Defense Minister Brigadier General Nasrollah Kalantari and his Russian counterpart, Alexander Fomin, exchanged views about a range of issues, including ways to boost defense cooperation between the two countries.
Iran’s DM Vows Firm Response to Enemy’s Moves

DM Vows to Further Boost Iran’s Missile Capabilities

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the Islamic Republic will further enhance its missile capabilities for defensive purposes.
Iran Develops IFF System Used to Tap Enemies’ Devices (2)

Iran Develops IFF System Used to Tap Enemies’ Devices

Iranian scientists have develop a state-of-the-art identification, friend or foe (IFF) system used to tap equipment and devices of enemies.

Over 1,400 Planes Crossing Iran’s Sky Every Day: Official

Iran says at least 1,400 planes cross its skies everyday – an announcement that a top military official in Tehran says is a proof of the country’s airspace security for regional and transregional airliners.

Drug Traffickers in Iran Swallow 1.8kg of Opium

The Iranian police forces have seized 1.8 kilogrammes of opium from the stomachs of three drug traffickers.

Iran Leader Appoints New Army Chief

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei has appointed a new commander for the Iranian Army and second-in-command for the Iranian Armed Forces' chief of staff.

Drug-Trafficking Band Smashed in Iran’s Capital

Tehran’s police chief says his forces have disbanded an international drug-trafficking cartel in the Iranian capital.

IRGC Congratulates Army General on Appointment as Iran DM

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in a message offered its congratulations to Army Brigadier General Amir Hatami as the new Iranian Minister of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics.
Iran Top Officer Arrives in Ankara

Iran Top Officer Arrives in Ankara in First-Ever Foreign Trip

Major General Mohammad-Hossein Baqeri, the Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, has arrived in the Turkish capital at the head of a high-ranking military and political delegation.

IRGC Rejects US Claims on ‘Unsafe’ Drone Operation

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps has dismissed the US claim that an IRGC drone has made an 'unsafe approach' to an American warship in the Persian Gulf, saying the claims are part of Washington's psychological operations.