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Body of Iranian Sailor Missing in Caspian Found

Body of Iranian Sailor Missing in Caspian Found

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The body of one of the two Iranian Navy officers who went missing after a destroyer crash at the Caspian port city of Bandar-e-Anzali has been found, the Army said Wednesday. The Army said in a statement that the body of the martyr, Lieutenant Bijan Zare’, has been found after days of search in the sea.It also said the search operation will continue to find the body...

No Talks on Iran Missile Program, Defense Minister Reiterates

No Talks on Iran Missile Program, Defense Minister Reiterates

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s defense minister on Wednesday categorically denied a report that the Islamic Republic has acceded to demands to hold negotiations on its missile program. Asked about claims by a German foreign ministry spokesman that Berlin, London and Paris are scheduled to enter talks with Tehran on missiles, Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami said, “We have...

Top General: Iran Ready to Counter Any Threat

Top General: Iran Ready to Counter Any Threat

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Iranian Armed Forces are fully prepared to deal with any threat against the country, Iran’s highest-ranking military commander said, noting that such readiness is developed with an eye to threats from outside the region. The complicated and diverse missions the Iranian military forces have been involved in have made them fit for countering all threats, Chief of...

2 Missing in Iran’s Caspian Destroyer Crash

2 Missing in Iran’s Caspian Destroyer Crash

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Two members of the Iranian Navy on board Damavand destroyer have gone missing in the Caspian Sea after the military vessel had an accident near the port and suffered serious damages, Iran’s Army announced. Army Spokesperson General Shahin Taqikhani said on Monday that a search operation is underway to find the two servicemen missing in the January 10 incident.The...

Iran Armed Forces Pay Tribute to Doomed Tanker Crew

Iran Armed Forces Pay Tribute to Doomed Tanker Crew

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, the Army, and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps expressed condolences over the loss of Iranian crew on board the Sanchi oil tanker, which sank on Sunday after burning for eight days off the coasts of China. In a message on Monday morning, Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri...

IRGC Seizes Explosives in SE Iran

IRGC Seizes Explosives in SE Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) forces in Iran’s southeastern province of Sistan and Balouchestan confiscated a consignment of explosives and suicide belts smuggled into the country for terrorist attacks. The IRGC Ground Force’s Quds Base said in a statement on Friday evening that its forces in Saravan region had confiscated the cargo of...

Iran Calls on Armies of China, Japan to Help Rescue Oil Tanker’s Crew

Iran Calls on Armies of China, Japan to Help Rescue Oil Tanker’s Crew

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Army Spokesman Brigadier General Shahin Taqikhani said the country has asked the Chinese and Japanese armies to help rescue the crew members of an Iranian oil tanker that has been burning since last Saturday off the coast of China. The Iranian Army’s request for the Chinese and Japanese help was made at a meeting between the head of the Army’s...

Iran’s Caspian Destroyer Suffers Minor Damage in Accident

Iran’s Caspian Destroyer Suffers Minor Damage in Accident

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Stormy weather caused minor damages to Iran’s Damavand destroyer in the Caspian Sea, the Navy said. The accident occurred on Wednesday morning, when Damavand was docking at port in Iran’s northern province of Gilan, the Navy’s regional command said.Increasing wind speed and severe storm in the Caspian Sea caused the destroyer to have a minor crash with the...

Iran Navy Commandos in China to Join Oil Tanker Rescue Efforts

Iran Navy Commandos in China to Join Oil Tanker Rescue Efforts

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Navy dispatched a team of experts and commandos to China on Wednesday night for a heliborne operation at the site of a ship crash in the East China Sea that caused a roaring fire at an Iranian oil tanker, which has been burning since January 6. According to Navy officer Captain Mohsen Bahrami, the team, including Navy experts and up to 12 commandos, was...

Smoke in Tehran Sky Caused by Aerial Exercise: IRGC

Smoke in Tehran Sky Caused by Aerial Exercise: IRGC

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) dismissed concerns about clouds of white smoke seen in Tehran’s sky on Tuesday morning, saying it was caused by a military drill that included IRGC aircraft. In a statement on Tuesday, the IRGC Aerospace Force said a “tactical exercise” by its flying objects caused the white smoke in Tehran’s sky.The...