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.


120 NAM Member-States Urge Israel’s Accession to NPT

The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) expressed grave concern over the threat posed to humankind by the existing weapons of mass destruction, particularly nuclear weapons, and called for the establishment of a nuclear-free Middle East, which requires Israel to renounce possession of its nuclear weapons.

Envoy: Russia Not After Any Military Base in Iran

Russia has not and will not seek any military base inside Iran, Russian ambassador to Tehran underlined, describing Moscow’s recent use of an Iranian airbase for dispatching bomber jets to Syria as part of the two sides’ efforts to “take revenge on terrorists”.

Russian Bombers Using Iran’s Airbase for Refuelling Only: Cleric

Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami, Tehran's interim Friday Prayers leader, stressed that Iran has never put its airbase at the disposal of Russian warplanes and neither will it do so in the future.
Ali Shamkhani

Shamkhani Highlights Iran’s Clever Initiative in Syria

Having Russian air force’s support for the Syrian nation and countering threats to Iran’s security signify Tehran’s clever policies and political clout, Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said.

19% Decrease in Cultivation of Opium in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s Minister of Counter Narcotics announced that less opium has been cultivated in the county in 2015, but it is not satisfactory yet.
Ali Larijani

Russian Fighter Jets’ Flights from Iranian Airbase Not Halted: Speaker Larijani

Iran has not stopped allowing Russian warplanes to fly into Syria from one of its western airbases, Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani said but at the same time reiterated that Tehran has not put any military bases at the disposal of Russia.
Russia’s ambassador to Iran, Levan Dzhagaryan

Tehran-Moscow Anti-Terror Cooperation ‘Positive’: Russian Envoy

Russia’s ambassador to Iran, Levan Dzhagaryan, said Moscow’s cooperation with Tehran against terrorist groups in Syria has a “positive perspective”.
General Hossein Rahimi

Iranian Police Arrest Drug Kingpin in Southeastern Province

Iranian security and intelligence forces have managed to arrest a drug trafficker in the southeastern province of Sistan and Baluchestan who is the biggest drug lord detained in the country in decades, the provincial police chief announced on Monday.
Bahram Qassemi

Russia’s Use of Iranian Airbase Is Over ‘For Now’: Iran

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi announced that Russia’s recent use of the Iranian airbase was made with prior notice, but it is over for now.
cruise missiles

Iran to Make Supersonic Cruise Missiles Soon: DM

Iran’s Defence Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan highlighted the great technological advances made in the country’s missile industry, saying Tehran will be capable of manufacturing supersonic cruise missiles in the near future.