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 Producing Better Ballistic Missiles at Lower Costs: IRGC Commander

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force highlighted Iran’s capability to produce ballistic missiles with more accuracy and use innovative homegrown methods to reduce manufacturing costs.
Drug in Iran

Iran Rejects International Drug Cartels’ Transit Offer

Iran’s Police says the country has rejected multiple “tempting proposals” by international drug kingpins that not a single cargo of narcotics will be distributed in Iran anymore if it agrees to provide a safe route for the transit of drugs to Europe.

IRGC’s Light Aircraft Crashes in Saravan, Pilot Martyred

A gyroplane flown by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for reconnaissance operations crashed in Iran’s southeastern border town of Saravan on Thursday, killing the pilot.

US Claims of Chopper Harassment in Hormuz Strait ‘Propaganda Campaign’: IRGC

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy on Tuesday dismissed as fictitious and “propaganda campaign” US claims that an IRGC vessel has pointed its weapon at an American helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz.

Washington Claims Iranian Vessel Has Pointed Weapon at US Chopper

Two US defence officials have claimed that an Iranian vessel has pointed its weapon at a US military helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz on Saturday, in what they describe an “unsafe and unprofessional” move.
Iran Supreme Leader

Leader Urges Iranian Navy’s Stronger Presence in High Seas

Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei called for enhancement of the Iranian naval forces’ presence in international waters and expanding the Navy’s power in balance with the merit of the Islamic Establishment.

IRGC Commander Warns of Soft Threats

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari referred to soft threats as the most dangerous type of perils Iran is facing, saying that military threats have turned into opportunities for the country.

Army Commander: Iran’s Indigenous Vessels Ready for Naval Voyages

Iran’s Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi praised the Navy’s capabilities, saying two homegrown watercraft are ready for naval missions in places as far as the Atlantic Ocean.
General Hossein Dehqan

Russia Agrees to Iran’s Condition for Purchase of Su-30 Jets: DM

Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on Saturday that Moscow has accepted Tehran’s terms on “joint investment and supplying technology” for the purchase of Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets.
The file photo shows the Iranian Navy’s Alvand destroyer.

Iran Escorted over 3,800 Ships in Gulf of Aden: Navy chief

Iran’s Navy chief says its forces have escorted 3,844 commercial ships to ensure their safe passage in the Gulf of Aden, where pirates are active.