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.

US Republicans Had Urged Iran to Delay Prisoner Swap, Shamkhani Says

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani said a recent prisoner exchange between Iran and the US went ahead as planned despite calls by Republicans for a delay until US presidential elections.

IRGC Commander Warns against Enemies’ Soft War

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari stressed on Wednesday that the enemies of Iran are now trying to infiltrate into the country through soft war, urging all Iranians to counter the threat.

Iran Air Force equipped with Nasr cruise missiles

Iran’s Defense Ministry has delivered the first batch of a newly developed air-launched cruise missile, dubbed Nasr (Victory), to the country’s Air Force.

Saudi troops in Syria very dangerous: Iran official

Iran's top security official has warned that a potential troop deployment by regional countries to Syria would be a “very dangerous” decision.

Simorgh, Emad to be exhibited in Bahman 22 rallies

Iran Ministry of Defense announced that Simorgh Launcher and precision-guided long-range Emad missile will be exhibited by Aerospace Industries Organization's experts (AIO) during Bahman 22 rallies.

Iran enjoys safest airspace in Western Asia: Air Force officer

Commander of Khatam-ol-Anbia Air Defense Base said Tuesday that no country today can penetrate into Iran's airspace.

Saudis Unable to Attack Syria: Iranian General

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said Saudi Arabia lacks the ability to directly get engaged in the war on Syria, noting that Riyadh has already used up its energy in the plots against Iraq and Yemen.

Islamic Revolution’s Ideology Diametrically Opposed to Takfirism: Iran’s Shamkhani

Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) Ali Shamkhani denounced Takfirism (extremism) as part of the West’s policy to spread Islamophobia and said the ideology of the Islamic Revolution is the opposite of Takfiri thoughts.

Saudis Lack Military Capability to Change Region’s Status Quo: Iranian Commander

A top IRGC commander slammed Saudi Arabia for fomenting regional turmoil and backing the Takfiri terrorist groups, but at the same time underlined that the Riyadh regime lacks the ability to cause a change in the region’s developments militarily.
Mohsen Rezaei

Iranian General Warns against Saudi Troop Deployment in Syria

Major General Mohsen Rezaei, a former Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC), warned Riyadh against the deployment of its troops to Syria, saying that it would ignite a major regional war.

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