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Commander Highlights Security Measures for Imam Khomeini Demise Anniversary

Commander Highlights Security Measures for Imam Khomeini Demise Anniversary

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami said extensive measures have been taken to ensure the security of the forthcoming ceremony marking the anniversary of the passing away of Imam Khomeini.  In a speech on Wednesday, Brigadier General Salami pointed to the mourning ceremony due to be held at the mausoleum...

Iran Producing All Needed Missiles: Defense Minister

Iran Producing All Needed Missiles: Defense Minister

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan praised the country’s self-sufficiency in the area of producing military hardware, saying the Islamic Republic is capable of manufacturing any kind of ballistic or cruise missiles that it needs. “Today, we have reached a point that we can design and produce all of our needs in the area of ballistic...

Iran to Proceed with Missile Program with Full Power: Spokesman

Iran to Proceed with Missile Program with Full Power: Spokesman

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi reiterated the country’s policy to boost its defense capabilities in the face of enemies, saying the Islamic Republic will strongly continue its missile program. In remarks released on Thursday night, Qassemi denounced recent anti-Iran remarks by US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who has called on Iranian President...

Army Ground Force Stages Drill in Central Iran

Army Ground Force Stages Drill in Central Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Army Ground Force launched a military exercise in central parts of the country on Wednesday to put into operation the latest homegrown weapons. The war game, codenamed Beit ul-Muqaddas-29, is being held in Nasrabad region in the central province of Isfahan, with the participation of various units including the infantry, the armor units, the artillery, rapid...

Iran’s Top General: Deterrent Power Build-Up A Priority

Iran’s Top General: Deterrent Power Build-Up A Priority

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces described plans to boost the country’s deterrent power and intelligence supremacy as a main priority in the military sphere. One of the top priorities and serious requirements for the Iranian armed forces is keeping a wary eye on hostile moves by deepening full intelligence control, and fortifying the country’s...

Iran Unveils New Military Geography Projects

Iran Unveils New Military Geography Projects

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s defense minister on Monday unveiled three strategic projects developed by the local experts at the military geography institutes. During an event in Tehran, Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan unveiled the new projects, including Iran’s first domestic geoportal, a system for calibration of satellite altimetry, and the first phase of a local network of...

US Exit, Sole Path to Peace in Region: Iranian General

US Exit, Sole Path to Peace in Region: Iranian General

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An Iranian military official scorned the US secretary of state’s ignorance of Iran’s policies and positons after Tillerson’s call for a shift in Tehran’s conduct during President Rouhani’s second term, saying the only way to peace in the Middle East is a pull-out of Americans. In comments on Sunday, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces...

Iran’s Defense Minister Brushes Off New US Sanctions

Iran’s Defense Minister Brushes Off New US Sanctions

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Defense Minister of Iran Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan shrugged off the recent US measure to impose new sanctions on Iranian officials and companies, stressing that Tehran will press ahead with its missile program regardless of what others may want. Speaking to reporters in Tehran on Friday, after casting his ballot in the presidential election, Brigadier General...

New Systems Enter Service in Iran Air Defense Force: Commander

New Systems Enter Service in Iran Air Defense Force: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base Brigadier General Farzad Esmaili hailed the country’s recent achievements in the area of air defense as “eye-catching” and said new advanced systems have joined the Islamic Republic’s air defense network. “The Air Defense has made eye-catching achievements in the area of detection and surveillance radars as well...

Commander Underlines Iran’s Deterrent Power

Commander Underlines Iran’s Deterrent Power

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Navy Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi highlighted Iran’s deterrent might and said enhancing the country’s defense capabilities continues ceaselessly. “In the years following the victory of the Islamic Revolution, the process of boosting our defense might has always continued and, with the grace of God, our deterrent...