Security

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.

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IRGC Develops New Long-Range Bomber Drone

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has manufactured a new combat drone capable of bombing targets with pin-point accuracy at long distances, the IRGC Aerospace Force commander announced.
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Commander: Iranian Version of S-300 Outdoes Russian Model in Range

Iran’s Air Defense commander said the range of Bavar-373, known as Iran’s homegrown version of Russian-made S-300 missile system, has been extended compared to the Russian gear.
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Saudis Giving Money, Intelligence to Bandits in Eastern Iran

An Iranian interior minister says the Saudi regime has been funneling money and intelligence to the outlaws operating in the country’s eastern border areas.
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Iran, Italy Hold Joint Naval Games in Persian Gulf

Iranian and Italian naval fleet staged joint military drills in the international waters near the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, the capital of Hormozgan Province.
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Armed Forces Must Stand Ready against Enemy Threats: Leader

Leader of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the country’s Armed Forces should always stand ready in the face of enemy threats against the nation.
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Iran’s Intelligence Forces Bust Terror Cell in Border Area

Iran’s intelligence and security forces managed to detain four terrorist elements in the western city of Marivan, Kurdistan province, before they could find an opportunity to carry out acts of terrorism.
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Iran, Italy to Stage Joint Naval Drills in Open Seas

Iranian and Italian naval forces plan to hold military drills in the international waters near the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, Commander of Iran's First Naval Zone Admiral Amir Hossein Azad announced.
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General Soleimani and Upcoming Presidential Elections: Will He Remain a Soldier?

After Major General Qassem Soleimani, the IRGC Quds Force Commander, turned down a request by the Conservatives to appear on their electoral list for presidency, an Iranian parliamentarian in an article described such suggestions as strategically dangerous.
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US Seeking to Strengthen Terror Groups by No-Fly Zone over Syria: Iranian Commander

The chancellor of Iran’s Supreme National Defense University cast doubt over the sincerity of the US-led coalition’s purported war against Daesh (ISIS or ISIL), saying that Washington is seeking to strengthen the terrorists through enforcing a no-fly zone in Syria.
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Iran Seriously Countering Football Betting Websites

Mohammad Hossein Hamisi, the security head of Iran's Football Federation, announced that most betting activities in Iran are being led from outside the country; therefore, the Federation has started correspondence with FIFA and Interpol to counter betting websites.