Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Defensive Capabilities

What Fox News Calls ‘Suspicious Nuclear Site’ Was Filming Location: Iran

Iran’s UN mission in New York has dashed a report by Fox News on unusual activity at Sanjarian site at a location outside the Iranian capital Tehran, saying it was being used as a filming location.

Iran’s Sahand Destroyer Enters Atlantic Ocean for First Time

The Iranian Navy's most advanced destroyer Sahand, along with the Makran forward base ship, have entered the Atlantic Ocean for the first time.

IRGC Navy Unveils New Underground Missile Base

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy has unveiled its new underground missile base at an undisclosed location.

Iran Vows to Level Tel Aviv, Haifa to Ground If Israel Makes Any Mistake

Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says the Islamic Republic will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa if the Israeli regime commits any mistake.

Iran Unveils Homegrown ‘Massaf’ Assault Rifle

Iranian Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami has unveiled a domestically-built assault rifle named "Massaf".

Nuclear Weapons Have No Place in Iran’s Defence Program: President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani says weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) including nuclear weapons have no place in Iran's defence program whatsoever.

Iran Tests Smart, Precision-Guided Missile

A top Iranian military official says the country has test-launched a smart missile with a range of 300 kilometres.

Homegrown Destroyer, Mine-Sweeping Vessel to Join Iran’s Navy: DM

A domestically-developed destroyer as well as a mine-sweeping vessel will join the Naval forces of the Iranian Army, according to the country's defence minister.

340 Combat Speedboats Added to IRGC Navy’s Fleet

340 combat speedboats of various types have been delivered to the Naval Forces of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) for operations in Iran’s southern waters.

Iran’s Air Industry Made Considerable Progress despite Sanctions: DM

The Iranian defence minister says the country’s air industry is a potent example of national resistance against sanctions.

Iran Capable of Targeting Hostile Warships with Cruise Missiles: IRGC

The commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says among the objectives of the Iranian military is to be able to target warships with ballistic missiles.

IRGC Ballistic Missiles Destroy Targets at Indian Ocean on 2nd Day of Drills

Ballistic missiles fired by the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in the second day of its massive drills in central Iran managed to destroy targets located 1,800 kilometres away at the Indian Ocean.

IRGC Starts Missile, Drone Drills in Central Iran

The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has kicked off missile and drone war games in the central deserts of Iran.

Iranian Navy Starts War Games in Strategic Southern Waters

The Iranian Navy on Wednesday took delivery of a forward base ship and a corvette as it started a military exercise in Iran’s southern waters.

IRGC Unveils Underground Missile Base in Persian Gulf

Chief-Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Hossein Salami has unveiled an underground missile base of the IRGC Navy in the coasts of Persian Gulf.

Range of Iranian Suicide Drones Upgraded to 4,000km: Army General

A senior Iranian Army general claims the country has managed to increase the range of its homegrown suicide drones to 4,000 kilometres.

Iran Rules Out Any Negotiation over Its Missile Program

Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Saeed Khatibzadeh says there is no point in raising the issue of Iran’s missile program as its case was closed with the 2015 nuclear deal and the UN Security Council Resolution 2231.

IRGC Chief Visits Persian Gulf Military Base as Tensions with US Rise

Chief-Commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Hossein Salami has paid a visit to the IRGC’s military base and facilities in Abu Musa Island as tensions with the US escalate.

Iran’s Ballistic Missile Program Not Open to Negotiation: Envoy

Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations has rejected any negotiation over the Islamic Republic’s “legitimate” ballistic missile program.

Iran Signs Arms Export Contracts with Several Countries: DM

The Islamic Republic of Iran has signed contracts with a number of countries to export weapons, Defence Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami says.

Tehran Won’t Negotiate with West on Regional Issues: Zarif

The Iranian foreign minister says Iran will not negotiate with the West on the region, but always stands ready for talks with neighbouring countries.

Iran Won’t Negotiate, Compromise on National Security: Spokesman

Iran’s foreign ministry spokesman says the country will neither negotiate nor compromise on its national security, warning Germany about its efforts to achieve what the US “maximum pressure” policy failed to fulfil.

Iran’s Top Lawmaker Urges ‘Deterring’ Response to Fakhrizadeh Killing

Iran’s parliament speaker has called for a firm response to those involved in the assassination of eminent Iranian scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh.

Iran Launches Modern Heavy Ocean-Going Warship

A heavy ocean-going vessel has joined the naval fleet of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).

Iran’s Military Might Not Negotiable: Leader’s Aide

Iran’s former defence minister and an advisor to Iran's leader says the country will not sit down for negotiations over its military capabilities.

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