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The latest news and views about Iran’s Basij (volunteer) forces

Iran Blasts US’ New Sanctions as Insult to Int’l Law

Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi says the new US sanctions imposed on several Iranian firms are an insult to international law, and result from the US government’s blind hatred towards Iran.

11 Iranian Forces Abducted by Terrorists near Pakistan Border

The Jaish al-Adl terrorist group has reportedly kidnapped a number of Iranian forces near the Pakistan border in Sistan and Baluchestan province, southeast of Iran.
General Mohammad Ali Jafari

IRGC Chief Urges Basij to Focus on Strategic Activities

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari called on the new commander of Basij (mobilization) Force to focus efforts on “strategic and influential” activities.
Ayatollah Khamenei

Iran’s Leader Appoints New Commander of IRGC’s Basij Force

Leader of the Islamic Revolution has appointed a new commander for the Basij [Voluntary] Force of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).
Rouhani

Iran’s President Challenged by Students’ Harsh Criticisms

In a ceremony to mark Student Day, Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani met the students of University of Tehran and talked to them on various issues including freedom of speech, Trump’s election, and outcomes of nuclear deal.
General Naghdi in Syria

Source Dismisses Haaretz Report on Injury of Basij Commander in Syria

An informed source categorically denied a report by the Israeli daily Haaretz that Commander of Iran's Basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi had been wounded by Israeli forces or terrorists during a publicized visit this weekend to Southern Syria.
Basij Drills

Major defense drills underway in Iranian capital

Tens of thousands of Iran’s Basij volunteer forces are participating in massive defense maneuvers held in the capital city of Tehran to boost the country's security and counter enemy threats.

Wars are fought on and off the battlefield

Basij Week, an opportunity to figure out what the volunteer force has done for Iran in combat and non-combat roles.
General Reza Naqdi

Basij supports the nuclear negotiating team: General

Brigadier General Naqdi says just like their fellow Iranians members of the Basij volunteer force support the nuclear negotiating team.
Basij Commander US Sponsored Takfiri Groups

US-Sponsored Takfiri Groups Blemishing Real Face of Islam

Commander of Iran's basij (volunteer) Force Brigadier General Mohammad Reza Naqdi condemned the crimes committed by Takfiri and Salafi groups in different regional states, specially in Syria and Iraq, and said these groups which are supported by the US have scratched the beautiful face of Islam.

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