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.

General Gholam Reza Jalali

Commander Warns of Sabotage on Iran’s Cyber Infrastructure

Head of Iran’s Civil Defense Organization sounded a warning that the country’s cyber infrastructure could come under attack, since the hardware that Iran purchases from the foreign countries have been manipulated for acts of sabotage.
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Iran Receives Missiles of C-300 Air Defense System

With Iran taking delivery of missiles of the Russian-made C-300 air defense system, it became obvious that a revised contract between Tehran and Moscow was specifically on the purchase of C300-PMU2 model.
Brigadier General Hossein Salami

IRGC Navy at Forefront of Encounter with Enemies: Commander

Lieutenant commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps praised the IRGC naval forces for forming the first layer of confrontation with enemies, stressing the need for increasing military preparedness to deal with arrogant powers.

Top Iranian Official Highlights Security along Borders after Turkey Coup

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani gave an assurance that the country’s common border with Turkey remains secure after an abortive military coup caused turmoil in the neighbouring country.
National Security Council

Iran’s Supreme National Security Council Holds Session on Turkey Coup

Members of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) convened on Saturday, July 16, to discuss the recent military coup attempt in Turkey.
Iran air force

Official Denies Iranian Jets Deployment to Tabriz after Turkey Coup

A ranking security official in Iran’s province of East Azarbaijan quashed rumors that the Air Force has dispatched its rapid reaction fighter jets from different bases to the province’s capital, Tabriz, amid chaotic situation in neighboring Turkey following an attempted coup.
Turkey

Iran’s Reaction to Attempted Military Coup in Turkey

Although the recent military coup and the chaotic situation in Turkey took place in early hours of Saturday, July 16, Iranian officials were vigilant enough to closely monitor and show appropriate reactions to the developments in the neighbouring country.
Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi

Iran Able to Cause Irreparable Damage to S. Arabia If Needed: IRGC Navy Commander

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi downplayed Riyadh's capability to threaten Iran militarily, and stressed that Tehran is able to strike heavy blows at Saudi Arabia if necessary.
Hamid Baeidinejad, a senior official at the Iranian Foreign Ministry

Iran’s Missile Program Poses No Threat to Any Country: Diplomat

Hamid Baeidinejad, a senior official at the Iranian Foreign Ministry, stressed that Iran’s missile program serves the country’s national interests and is no threat against any country, especially in the Middle East.
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.