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’s reaction to aggression not to be limited to borders: Former guard commander
Rezaei also lashed out at the US and Israel for triggering unrest in Muslim countries over the past 70 years, warning that they want insecurity to spill into Iran.
Confronting Daesh is akin to serving national interests: General Soleimani
The commander of the IRGC’s Quds Force has said that taking on ISIL is equal to securing national interests.
Leader: Iran not to allow inspection of its military centers
The Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution has said that Iran will not allow foreigners to inspect its military sites.
Iran to further expand naval presence in high seas: Navy commander
Iran has some operational plans for broader presence in international waters, said Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari.
Hegemonic powers wage proxy wars to achieve goals: Iran
Iran’s defense minister has dismissed the global hegemonic powers' advocacy of human rights, freedom and welfare of nations as "empty and flimsy slogans,"
Iran, Iraq defense ministers vow to broaden defense cooperation
Tehran is determined to broaden relations with the Iraqi government in various defensive and security fields, said the Iranian defense minister in a meeting with his Iraqi counterpart.
Police seize over 1.6 ton of narcotics in southern province
Over 1.4 tons of opium and 200 kilograms of hashish was seized from the drug traffickers in Hormozgan Province, said Brigadier General Mohammadi Yeganeh.
Illusion of ‘Shia crescent’ is a failed scenario: IRGC
The Islamic Revolution Guard Corps denies comments attributed to its top commander that a Shia crescent is being formed in the region.
Iran closely monitoring Takfiri movements: Intelligence minister
Many plots have been foiled in the country thanks to the round-the-clock efforts of the Intelligence Ministry, said Alavi.
No place for adventurism in region: Iran’s deputy FM
The era of such adventurous moves has ended, and all sides should think about the region’s security and playing a constructive role, said Amir Abdollahian.
Aggression on Syria has roots in resistance to Israeli occupation
Speaker Ali Larijani has said that the Syrian people and officials have shown brave resistance to domestic and foreign terrorists over the past four years.
Takfiris fighting proxy war for US, Israel: Iran defense minster
Syrian people with their unparalleled resistance made bullies understand that they cannot force the region’s Muslim nations to surrender, said Brigadier General Dehghan.
Iranian firm’s complaint behind seizing foreign ship: Official
Iran has said that it has seized a US cargo ship following a lawsuit filed by a local company.
Supreme Leader stresses need for strong police
The Leader said the Law Enforcement Forces which are the symbol of country’s authority and security should focus on enhancing both individual and social security.
Iranian Navy has no plans to leave the Gulf of Aden: Commander
Commander of the Navy said Iran's naval presence in regional waters is aimed at ensuring safe navigation for commercial vessels.
Ansar al-Forqan political leader killed: intelligence source
An Intelligence Ministry official has said that Iran’s security forces have killed Abu Hafas al-Baloushi, the political leader of the terrorist group Ansar al-Forqan, in Sistan and Baluchistan Province.
Tehran police seize narcotics, arrest dealers (PHOTOS)
Pictures of a police operation in Tehran in which drugs smugglers are captured.
Resistance of Iranians brought the other party to the negotiating table
The Iranian president has rejected differentiation between good and bad terrorism, saying that we need to identify and eliminate the elements that help terrorists lure the youth.
Tehran, Kabul ready to launch joint campaign against terrorism, extremism: Rouhani
President Rouhani said a more secure and developed Afghanistan will lead to more trade exchanges and an upgrade in Tehran-Kabul social and cultural interaction.
Iran, Afghanistan agree on intelligence cooperation in anti-drugs fight
Tehran and Kabul have agreed to take measures to register all Afghan nationals now living in Iran, President Rouhani said.
Iran never to allow foreigners to inspect military sites: Top commander
Visits to a military base by foreign inspectors would mean the occupation of our land; even talking about the subject means national humiliation, said Brigadier General Salami.
National Army Day parades across Iran (PHOTOS)
A photo gallery of parades held across Iran on the National Army Day.
A Kremlin decision that changed the game
Some Iranian politicians and analysts have cast doubt on a new Russian decision to implement the S-300 air defense system contract it has signed with Iran.
Armed forces mark Army Day in presence of President Rouhani
Marking the National Army Day, units of the Iranian armed forces staged parades on Saturday. The latest Iranian military achievements will be unveiled during the event.
Tehran, Beijing will work to broaden defense ties: Iran defense minister
Regional countries should improve serious cooperation and interaction to eradicate Takfiri-Zionist groups, said Iran’s defense minister in a meeting with his Chinese counterpart.