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.

General Gholam Reza Jalali

Iranian Commander Urges Preventive Action on Bioterrorism

Head of Iran’s Civil Defence Organization Brigadier General Gholam-Reza Jalali called for measures to ward off bioterrorist attacks and protect senior Iranian officials from falling victim to such plots, a lawmaker said.
Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy General Alireza Tangsiri

IRGC Confirms Reports of Escorting US Warship in Persian Gulf

Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy General Alireza Tangsiri confirmed the western media reports that the IRGC’s speedboats have monitored a US warship in the Persian Gulf's Strait of Hormuz.
Seyyed Abbas Araqchi

Deputy FM: Zarif Had a Harsh Conversation with UN’s Ban

Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs Seyyed Abbas Araqchi said the report by the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon about Resolution 2231 elicited a harsh response from Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif.
François Sénémaud

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Urged to Summon French Envoy over MKO Meeting in Paris

An Iranian expert in international affairs referred to the recent gathering of Mojahedin-e Khalq Organization (MKO) terrorists hosted by Paris, and described France as a hostile country whose ambassador should be summoned to the Foreign Ministry.

President Rouhani to Visit Kermanshah in Spite of Recent Assassination

President Hassan Rouhani will not cancel his planned trip to the western Iranian province of Kermanshah despite a recent assassination attempt, which wounded a senior Iranian lawmaker and killed two others in the same province.

Iran Indicts 4 Dual Citizens

Prosecutor General of Tehran Abbas Jafari Dowlatabadi said four individuals with dual citizenship have been indicted in the country, noting that the cases of seven other defendants accused of involvement in Iran’s 2009 post-election unrest have been also sent to the court.
Iran Welcomes Cessation of Hostilities in Karabakh

Foreign Ministry Rejects NATO’s Anti-Iran Claims

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi said the statement recently issued by North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Iran's missile program was a “repetition of the past unfounded claims.”
A file photo of Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, the representative of Eslamabad-e Gharb County at the Iranian parliament

MP Escapes Assassination Attempt in Western Iran

An Iranian lawmaker has survived an assassination attempt in the western province of Kermanshah, a fellow MP says.

Countering Enemies’ Attempts to Infiltrate Iran Vital: Top Commander

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri on Sunday underlined the need for responding to all threats, including enemies’ attempts to make inroads into the country.
Mojtaba Zonnouri

MP Criticizes Government’s Decision to Cut Defence Budget

An Iranian member of Parliament voiced his discontent over the government’s decision to cut the country’s defence budget as much as 50,000bn rials [$1.4bn] for the current Iranian calendar year, and described the move as being wrong, inappropriate, and against prudence.