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.

Arms Embargo Won’t Affect Iran’s Defence Power: Top General

IRGC Capable of Developing Ballistic Missiles that Hit Moving Targets

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami highlighted Iran’s latest missile achievements, saying the Islamic Republic is among few countries that has the knowhow to produce missiles capable of hitting moving targets.

Iranian Navy to Hold Major Drill in Indean Ocean: Commander

Iranian naval forces plan to stage a large-scale drill to boost and put on display the country’s military prowess.

Efforts Underway to Find 11 Bank Safes in Collapsed Plasco Building

Amid ongoing efforts to recover the bodies of at least 25 people entrapped under the rubble of Tehran’s collapsed Plasco Building, firefighters and rescue workers are also trying to find a number of bank safes belonging to a branch of Bank Tejarat located inside the old high-rise shopping centre.

A Fake Police Officer and a Thief Arrested in Plasco Building Collapse Site

Amid firefighters and rescue workers’ ongoing attempts to find the bodies of those entrapped under the rubble of collapsed Plasco Building in central Tehran, the Police arrested a number of crooks who were trying to abuse the chaotic situation.

Drone Targeted by Tehran Anti-Aircraft Belongs to Advertising Agency

The drone which was shooed away by anti-aircraft forces in Tehran on Monday belonged to an advertising company.

Iran’s Air Defence Foiled US F-18 Attemp to Free Sailors Last Year

The Lieutenant Commander of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base, referring to the January 2016 arrest of US sailors by Iran in the Persian Gulf, said the air defense base’s warning alerts forced the enemy fighter jets attempting to save the sailors to back off.
Iran’s Anti-Aircraft Fire Shots at Small Drone in Central Tehran

Iran’s Anti-Aircraft Fire Shots at Small Drone in Central Tehran (+Video)

Iran’s anti-aircraft forces have reportedly shooed away a small non-military drone which had trespassed on the no-fly zone in central Tehran.
Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri

Nuclear Deal Has Nothing to Do with Iran’s Defence Issues: IRGC Commander

The deputy chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces said the July 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and six world powers, known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and the country’s defense issues are totally unrelated.
Iranian security

Iran Arrests MKO Terrorist Group’s Ringleader in Isfahan

Iranian security forces have arrested a ringleader of the terrorist Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) in the central city of Isfahan, finding video recordings the individual wanted to send to anti-Iran satellite TV channels, local media said.
 Emad ballistic

New US Congress Using Old Ways in New Year: Sanctions and Military Threat

An Iranian Parliament member says the US, particularly its new Congress, is trying to use Iran’s missile program as a new pretext for adopting further anti-Iran policies in the future.