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Russian Naval Team in Iran for Int’l Army Games

Russian Naval Team in Iran for Int’l Army Games

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian Navy announced that a team from the Russian Navy has arrived in Iran’s northern city of Nowshahr to participate in the Depth 2018, an international competition among naval divers slated for early August. The Russian Navy’s combined diving team arrived in Iran as the first team and will begin its trainings on Sunday, according to the Iranian...

Official Denies Rumor of IRGC Chief Replacement

Official Denies Rumor of IRGC Chief Replacement

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Head of military office of Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei denied rumors that Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari is going to be replaced. In an interview with Press Shia Agency on Saturday, Brigadier General Mohammad Shirazi quashed rumors about a plan to replace IRGC Chief Major...

10 IRGC Forces Killed in Terrorist Attack on Border Post in Western Iran

10 IRGC Forces Killed in Terrorist Attack on Border Post in Western Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, in a statement on Saturday, announced that ten IRGC forces have been killed in a terrorist attack on a border post in the western province of Kurdistan. “In the last night’s attack by culprits and anti-revolutionary terrorists affiliated to the global arrogance (the US) on the border post of the IRGC Ground...

Commander Says Naval Plan to Enhance Iran’s Ability to Counter Threats

Commander Says Naval Plan to Enhance Iran’s Ability to Counter Threats

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Iranian Navy highlighted the benefits of a large-scale naval plan that uses constantly evolving technologies and would enhance Iran’s ability to deal with regional and trans-regional threats. Addressing an event in Tehran on Sunday, Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi described the ‘Supremacy Scheme’ as a “detailed and comprehensive...

Iran’s Top General Due in Pakistan for Talks

Iran’s Top General Due in Pakistan for Talks

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri is planned to pay an official visit to neighboring Pakistan in the near future in a bid to boost the defense ties between the two countries. Heading a high-ranking delegation, Major General Baqeri will travel to Islamabad at the official invitation of his Pakistani counterpart...

Terrorist Activities along Iran’s Borders on Rise: Police Chief

Terrorist Activities along Iran’s Borders on Rise: Police Chief

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Police Chief Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari warned that Takfiri terrorists have recently increased their activities along the Islamic Republic’s borders with the support of certain countries.   Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Wednesday, Brigadier General Ashtari pointed to recent attacks against Iranian border guards in various parts of the...

Training Jet Crashes in SE Iran

Training Jet Crashes in SE Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A training jet of Iran’s Air Force crashed in the southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan on Wednesday, injuring two. The Air Force said an F-4 training jet has crashed near the city of Sarbaz, around 300 km south of provincial capital Zahedan.According to the Army, the two pilots safely ejected before the crash.Nobody has been killed in the accident,...

IRGC Chief: Right to Use Hormuz Strait for Everyone or No One

IRGC Chief: Right to Use Hormuz Strait for Everyone or No One

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Commander of the IRGC voiced support for the Iranian president’s comments about the consequences of a US ploy to drive Iran’s crude exports down to zero, saying his force are ready to teach the enemy that either everyone is entitled to use the Strait of Hormuz or no one. In comments on Thursday, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali...

IRGC Forces Smash 3 Terrorist Cells in SE Iran: Commander

IRGC Forces Smash 3 Terrorist Cells in SE Iran: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour said his forces have recently disbanded three terrorist cells in southeastern parts of the country.   “The IRGC Ground Force has active presence in the battlefields with full power and preparedness to defend the security of borders and territories of the...

Iranian Army Commander, Chinese Military Delegation Meet in Tehran

Iranian Army Commander, Chinese Military Delegation Meet in Tehran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A visiting delegation from China’s Ministry of National Defense held talks with Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari on boosting the defense ties between Tehran and Beijing. Sixteen senior officers from the Chinese Ground Force, Navy, and Air Force attended the meeting with Brigadier General Heidari in Tehran on Tuesday.In his...