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Iran’s Top General, Turkish Defense Minister Discuss Ties

Iran’s Top General, Turkish Defense Minister Discuss Ties

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri and Turkey’s Minister of National Defense Nurettin Canikli on Wednesday held talks on a range of issues, including fighting terrorism. During the meeting in the Turkish capital of Ankara, general Baqeri and Canikli exchanged views on defense ties, fighting against terrorism and improving...

IRGC Denies Report of Ground Operation in Syria

IRGC Denies Report of Ground Operation in Syria

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) denied a report on Wednesday that its troops have been involved in a direct ground operation against Takfiri militants in Syria, saying, however, that taking severe revenge against terrorists for the killing of its forces is on the agenda In an interview with Press Shia Agency, Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department...

Spokesperson: No Hiatus in Iran’s Military Progress

Spokesperson: No Hiatus in Iran’s Military Progress

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Republic of Iran would boost its military capabilities increasingly, a spokesperson said, describing any decline in a country’s military power as a grave mistake. Speaking at a cultural ceremony in Iran’s southwestern city of Ahvaz on Tuesday, Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department General Ramezan Sharif said the IRGC has made great headways in...

Iranian Navy to Stage Electronic Warfare Exercises in Coming Days

Iranian Navy to Stage Electronic Warfare Exercises in Coming Days

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari said his forces are planned to stage military exercises focusing on electronic warfare in coming days. Speaking during a visit to the Navy’s North Fleet in the northern port city of Anzali on Tuesday, Rear Admiral Sayyari said the naval forces would stage 25 specialized war games in various fields by the end of...

IRGC Vows to Maintain Drone Patrols to Protect Iran’s Airspace in Persian Gulf

IRGC Vows to Maintain Drone Patrols to Protect Iran’s Airspace in Persian Gulf

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Drone Division of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) in the Persian Gulf pledged that all drone patrols carried out in the Iranian airspace over the strategic sea would continue despite psychological operations underway by some foreign countries. The IRGC’s aerial patrol missions would continue in the Iranian Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) on a...

Iran to Take Revenge on Terrorists Killing Shrine Defenders: IRGC Commander

Iran to Take Revenge on Terrorists Killing Shrine Defenders: IRGC Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour vowed revenge against terrorists who have killed Iranian military advisers in Syria, known as holy shrine defenders. Speaking at a ceremony held in Tehran on Monday to pay tribute to the families of martyrs defending Shiite holy shrines, Brigadier General...

IRGC Commander Vows Crushing Response to Any Military Move by Enemies

IRGC Commander Vows Crushing Response to Any Military Move by Enemies

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami warned that a crushing response would await Iran’s enemies in case they dare to make any wrong move against the country. “If the enemies want to take military actions, the Islamic Republic's Armed Forces will respond to them based on their inherent...

Iran Navy to Dispatch Forces to West Atlantic: Commander

Iran Navy to Dispatch Forces to West Atlantic: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari highlighted his forces’ powerful presence in international waters and said the Navy’s fleets are planned to be dispatched to the west of the Atlantic Ocean in the near future. Speaking at a ceremony on Sunday to unveil new books by the Navy’s commanders, Rear Admiral Sayyari referred to Western media’s...

Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces to Visit Turkey

Chief of Staff of Iranian Armed Forces to Visit Turkey

TEHRAN(Press Shia Agency) - Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri is scheduled to pay three-day official visit to Turkey. The Iranian commander is expected to confer with Turkish officials on bilateral defensive ties, border cooperation, regional developments and fighting terrorism.Baqeri will visit Ankara upon an official invitation of Turkey Chief of...

Enemies Seek to Undermine Iran’s Military Strength, IRGC Chief Warns

Enemies Seek to Undermine Iran’s Military Strength, IRGC Chief Warns

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – One of the main objectives the enemies of Iran are pursuing is to erode the country’s military capabilities and cripple its Armed Forces, Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said. The defense power of the Iranian Armed Forces is a main target of the hostile plots, the IRGC chief said on Sunday, addressing a service...