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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.

Iranian Navy Fires New Long-Range Cruise Missiles in Combat Drill

Iranian Navy Fires New Long-Range Cruise Missiles in Combat Drill

The Iranian Navy test-fired new homegrown cruise missiles on Thursday in a military exercise in the northern parts of the Indian Ocean to hit targets at a distance of 280 kilometers.
IRGC Denies Turkey's Claim about PKK Presence in Iran

IRGC Denies Turkey’s Claim about PKK Presence in Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – The commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force dismissed the groundless claim made by Turkish officials that the PKK terrorists are on Iranian soil near the common border.
Speaking at a press conference on Tuesday, Gholam Hossein Esmaeili said the convict, named Seyed Mahmoud Mousavi Majd, had connections with the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Israeli espionage service Mossad. In exchange for receiving dollars, the spy gathered intelligence for the CIA and Mossad on the Iranian security sphere and Armed Forces, including on the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Quds Forces and on the whereabouts of Lt. General Qassem Soleimani, the spokesman said. The Revolution’s Court has sentenced the spy to death, and the ruling has been upheld by another court, he said, adding that the convict will soon be executed. Lt. General Soleimani, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, who was the deputy head of Iraq’s Hashd al-Sha'abi (PMU), and a number of their entourage were killed in a strike by American drones near Baghdad International Airport on January 3. The White House and the Pentagon claimed responsibility for the assassination of General Soleimani in Iraq, saying the attack was carried out at the direction of US President Donald Trump. In the early hours of January 8, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) targeted the US airbase of Ain al-Assad in retaliation for the US move.

Iran Gives Death Penalty to Mossad Spy Who Aided Soleimani’s Killing

TEHRAN (Tasnim) – An Iranian national has been sentenced to death for spying for the CIA and Mossad on the whereabouts of Lt. General Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated by the US in Baghdad early this year, Iran’s Judiciary spokesman said.
Afghanistan Says Traffickers Are to Blame for Deadly Car Blaze in Iran 1

Afghanistan Says Traffickers Are to Blame for Deadly Car Blaze in Iran

Afghanistan says human and drug traffickers are to blame for the deadly incident in Iran’s Yazd province in which a number of undocumented Afghans were killed and injured in a car fire.
US, Israel Were Behind 2017 Tehran Terror Attacks

US, Israel Were Behind 2017 Tehran Terror Attacks: Parliament Speaker

The Iranian parliament speaker believes the terrorist attack on the country’s parliament three years ago was a manifestation of the enemies’ evil plots against the nation.
US Navy Veteran Released over Health Problems: Iran Intelligence Ministry

US Navy Veteran Released over Health Problems: Iran Intelligence Ministry

Iran’s Intelligence Ministry says US Navy veteran Michael White has been released and deported from Iran due to deterioration of his health and for humanitarian reasons.
Top General Warns Enemies of Iran’s Harsh Response to Miscalculation

Top General Warns Enemies of Iran’s Harsh Response to Miscalculation

Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri has cautioned the adversaries that any miscalculation, at any place and any time, will draw the Islamic Republic’s immediate and decisive retaliatory response.
All Persian Gulf Countries Duty-Bound to Ensure Regional Security: Iran DM

All Persian Gulf Countries Duty-Bound to Ensure Regional Security: Iran DM

Iran’s defence minister says security in the Persian Gulf will be in the common interest of all regional countries.
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Over 110 Missile Boats Delivered to Iranian Naval Forces

112 military boats have been delivered to the Islamic Republic’s naval forces during a ceremony held in the port city of Bandar Abbas. 
US Not to Take Any Action against Iran Tankers Ahead of Nov. Elections: Analyst

US Not to Take Any Action against Iran Tankers Ahead of Nov. Elections: Analyst

An international affairs expert believes it is unlikely the US would take any direct action against Iranian tankers heading to Venezuela, and will rather continue its policies to accuse the Islamic Republic based on unfounded allegations as the presidential election draws near.