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Iran Makes Waterjet Engine

Iran Makes Waterjet Engine

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Defense Ministry has developed a homegrown waterjet for marine propulsion and a diesel engine for trains, an official said Tuesday. In comments on Tuesday, Head of the Iranian Defense Ministry’s Organization of Naval Industries Rear Admiral Rastegari said his organization will unveil the two new homegrown propulsion systems by March 2019, including a...

Spokesman Slams French FM’s Remarks on Iran’s Missile Program

Spokesman Slams French FM’s Remarks on Iran’s Missile Program

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi criticized French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian’s Thursday remarks about Iran’s missile program and said such “unwarranted concerns” are rooted in his “wrong perceptions” of the program. “The Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly declared its clear and transparent stance on unwarranted concerns...

Commander Lauds Air Defense Base’s Power to Protect Iranian Airspace

Commander Lauds Air Defense Base’s Power to Protect Iranian Airspace

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi underlined the power of the Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base (the central headquarters of Iran’s Air Defense) and said the country’s airspace is protected by “the impenetrable wall’ of the base. In a message released on Friday, Major General Mousavi offered his congratulations over the 10th anniversary of...

Anti-Revolutionary Groups’ Activities along Borders Always Foiled: Iran Police Chief

Anti-Revolutionary Groups’ Activities along Borders Always Foiled: Iran Police Chief

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Police Commander Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari highlighted the good security situation in the Islamic Republic and said the activities of anti-revolutionary groups in border areas have been foiled by the country’s Armed Forces. “The Islamic Republic of Iran is enjoying good security despite having 8,755 km of water and land borders...

Iraqi Border Police Chief Lauds Iran’s Assistance

Iraqi Border Police Chief Lauds Iran’s Assistance

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of Iraq’s Border Police General Hamid Abdullah Ibrahim praised Iran for the security assistance it has given the Baghdad government, saying the two countries’ common borders have been quite safe during Iraq’s exhausting fight against the Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group. In a Sunday meeting with Iranian Police Commander Brigadier General Hossein Ashtari,...

IRGC Smashes Terrorist Cell in NW Iran, Killing 10 Militants

IRGC Smashes Terrorist Cell in NW Iran, Killing 10 Militants

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force managed to disband a terrorist cell in Oshnavieh in Iran’s northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, killing at least 10 militants. “Last night, a well-equipped terrorist cell affiliated with the global arrogance (the US) and foreign intelligence services that intended to infiltrate into the...

Iran’s Top General Invited to Syria

Iran’s Top General Invited to Syria

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syria’s Minister of Defense General Ali Abdullah Ayoub invited Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri to pay a visit to the Arab country. In a telephone conversation on Thursday, Baqeri and Ayoub discussed the latest developments in Syria amid terrorist groups’ successive defeats.The Iranian top general congratulated Ayoub...

Iran Defense Minister Reacts to Trump’s Calls for Negotiation

Iran Defense Minister Reacts to Trump’s Calls for Negotiation

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami shrugged off US President Donald Trump’s recent calls for direct talks with the Islamic Republic without “preconditions”, reminding that Washington brazenly reneged on the 2016 Iran nuclear deal that was the outcome of 12 years “It is clear that this time, the enemy’s all-out war with the Islamic...

Iranian Tank Crewmen Advance to Semi-Final Round at Army Games

Iranian Tank Crewmen Advance to Semi-Final Round at Army Games

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An Iranian Army team attending the tank biathlon contest in the International Army Games 2018 advanced to the semi-final round of the games in Russia. After competing in a tight race for nine days, the Iranian servicemen could secure a place in the semi-final round of the individual tank biathlon contest by finishing second in their group. Russia came first in the...

Kazakh Defense Minister Greets Iranian Military Team

Kazakh Defense Minister Greets Iranian Military Team

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Kazakhstan’s Defense Minister Saken Zhasuzakov visited a team from the Iranian Air Force’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Unit which is in the Central Asian country to attend the International Army Games 2018. General Zhasuzakov met with the Iranian airmen in Kazakhstan on Friday.During his visit to the site of the military drone competitions, the Kazakh defense minister...