Archive "Defense"

Iranian Navy Fleet to Leave for Italy in Near Future

Iranian Navy Fleet to Leave for Italy in Near Future

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of Iranian Navy Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said on Wednesday that an Iranian navy fleet will set sail for Italy in the near future. In a meeting with the Deputy Commander of the Italian Navy on the sidelines of a special meeting of the Indian Ocean Naval Symposium (IONS) in India, Khanzadi discussed a visit by an Iranian naval fleet to Italy in order...

Iranian Commander: No Need for Foreigners to Ensure Region’s Naval Security

Iranian Commander: No Need for Foreigners to Ensure Region’s Naval Security

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The commander of the Iranian Navy underlined that the Indian Ocean’s security comes within the purview of the regional countries alone, saying presence of foreign forces would not contribute to naval security in the region. “We do not believe that the presence of elements from outside the region could ensure the appropriate collective maritime...

Iran’s Defense Might Serving Regional Peace: Official

Iran’s Defense Might Serving Regional Peace: Official

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Deputy Defense Minister General Qassem Taqizadeh highlighted the country’s contributions to peace in the Middle East and said the Islamic Republic’s defense power has always served regional stability and peace. Speaking at a meeting with Indonesian Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs H. Wiranto in Jakarta on Friday...

Video of Massive Air Defense Drills across Iran

Video of Massive Air Defense Drills across Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - The Iranian military forces held a massive defense drills across the country, as shown in footage aired by state TV on Monday. The exercises are part of joint drills involving the Iranian army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC).The drills, codenamed Velayat, are taking place in a 500,000 square kilometer area in western, central and northern Iran and will last...

Video Shows Iranian Toofan Anti-Armor Missile Production Line (+Video)

Video Shows Iranian Toofan Anti-Armor Missile Production Line (+Video)

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - Toofan anti-armor missile system is a laser-guided system with the ability to strike at low-flying aerial targets, which is manufactured by the Iranian Defense Ministry experts and is a copy of TOW missile system. The missile, which has a high accuracy in reaching its targets, has been designed and manufactured in various models for the destruction of all types of armored...

Defense Minister: Iran Capable of Exporting Radar Systems

Defense Minister: Iran Capable of Exporting Radar Systems

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s defense minister said the country has made such great advances in producing radar systems that a number of foreign countries have shown interest in importing Iranian products. Speaking at a TV program on Saturday night, Brigadier General Amir Hatami said Iran has made great progress in developing electronic warfare systems and radars with various...

Commander Highlights Good Security along Iran-Iraq Borders

Commander Highlights Good Security along Iran-Iraq Borders

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of Iran’s Border Police Brigadier General Qassem Rezaei described the current security situation of the common borders with Iraq as good and said grounds are provided for Iranian pilgrims to go to Iraq for Arbaeen rituals. “Today, we are witnessing the highest level of unity between the nations and statesmen of Iran and Iraq,” Brigadier...

Iran’s Intelligence Forces Smash 3 Terrorist Cells in Southwestern Province

Iran’s Intelligence Forces Smash 3 Terrorist Cells in Southwestern Province

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alawi said the country's security forces have managed to disband three terrorist cells in the southwestern province of Khuzestan. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of his visit to the border crossing of Shalamcheh in Khuzestan on Tuesday, Alawi said over the past couple of days, three terrorist teams have been...

Iran’s Army Steps Up Border Presence, Offers Services for Arbaeen Pilgrims

Iran’s Army Steps Up Border Presence, Offers Services for Arbaeen Pilgrims

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Army has dispatched combat and civilian service units to the country’s common border with Iraq in order to ensure the security of Arbaeen pilgrims and provide them with a range of services, a commander said. In comments on Monday, the deputy commander of the Army’s Western Base said “rapid reaction and modern warfare units” have...

No Security Problem in Borders with Iraq ahead of Arbaeen: Iran’s Police Chief

No Security Problem in Borders with Iraq ahead of Arbaeen: Iran’s Police Chief

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Police Commander Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari highlighted the facilities provided for pilgrims visiting Iraq during Arbaeen season and said no security problem has been reported along the common borders with the Arab country so far. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of his visit to the southwestern border crossing of Shalamcheh on Sunday, Brigadier...