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.

IRGC Releases Sailors after US Apology

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) released ten US Navy sailors who had been captured inside Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday.

Commander: US in new crisis if not for Iran’s goodwill

Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces Major General Hassan Firouzabadi said what happened to American sailors on Tuesday proved how vulnerable the US is in front of powerful Iranian forces.

US Sailors Likely to Be Freed: IRGC Navy Commander

10 US troops who were arrested by the IRGC Navy Tuesday in Iran’s territorial waters are expected to be released soon, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy Commander Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi announced.

Iran: US must apologize over trespassing of its vessels into Iran’s waters

A senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif has demanded an apology from the United States for the recent trespassing by American naval forces on Iranian territorial waters.

Captured US Navy Troops Being Interrogated: IRGC Spokesman

Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department said the 10 US sailors captured aboard two combat vessels in Iran’s waters in the Persian Gulf are being interrogated, saying a “different approach” would be taken if they are proved to have intruded for intelligence operations.

IRGC Navy Seizes 2 US Navy Vessels in Persian Gulf, Captures 10 Sailors

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy seized two US Navy combat vessels that had entered Iran’s territorial waters in the Persian Gulf on Tuesday, capturing 10 US sailors.

Iran missile system not related to JCPOA

Foreign Ministry Spokesman Hossein Jaberi-Ansari said inauguration of missile systems is part of Iran's defensive program and is not related to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

The More US Threats, The More Progress in Iran’s Military Power: Commander

Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Masoud Jazayeri said on Saturday that Washington’s continuous rhetoric and threat of fresh anti-Iran sanctions will result in a boost to Tehran’s military capabilities.

IRGC’s second missile town unveiled

The IRGC has announced that it has set up big underground facilities in most cities which are safe from the enemy crosshairs and will be used if necessary.

Iran boosts missile prowess to increase deterrence: Defense minister

Iranian defense minister stressed that Iran has never allowed other countries to make decisions about the country’s internal and defense issues, adding the Islamic Republic’s measures will guarantee and improve stability and security in the region and across the world.

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