Archive "Defense"

French Officials’ Comments on Iran Missiles Forbidden: General

French Officials’ Comments on Iran Missiles Forbidden: General

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A ranking Iranian military official said French officials are not allowed to make any comments about Iran’s missile program or internal affairs, amid media attention about a visit to Tehran by France’s foreign minister, who has voiced concern about the Iranian missiles. “The French are not only not allowed to comment on Iran’s missile capabilities,...

No Explosion South of Tehran: Police

No Explosion South of Tehran: Police

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Tehran’s police department dismissed as false rumors about an explosion of a mortar shell in southern parts of the capital. The information center of Tehran’s police department said that a used 60mm mortar shell was discovered in a farmland near the mausoleum of Imam Khomeini, the late founder of the Islamic Republic, in southern Tehran, on Saturday...

IRGC to Help in War on Smuggling

IRGC to Help in War on Smuggling

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps, which has been assigned the task of tackling commodity smuggling in the Persian Gulf, will support the administration in the war on smuggling, the IRGC spokesperson said. In comments on Saturday, General Ramezan Sharif said Iran's Supreme National Security Council has assigned the IRGC the job of combatting the smuggling of...

General: US Powerless in the Face of Iran at Sea

General: US Powerless in the Face of Iran at Sea

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The US is impotent in the face of the Iranian naval forces when it comes to any confrontation in the sea, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Navy commander said. Addressing a conference in Tehran on Saturday, Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said the US is unable to take any action against Iran in the naval sphere, which he described as the main area of confrontation with...

No Talks on Iran Missiles unless West’s Nuclear Weapons Destroyed: Commander

No Talks on Iran Missiles unless West’s Nuclear Weapons Destroyed: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri said the Islamic Republic’s prerequisite for talks on its missile program is for the US and certain European states to destroy their long-range missiles and nuclear weapons. In remarks released on Saturday, Brigadier General Jazayeri denounced recent anti-Tehran remarks by some...

Peace in Afghanistan Prerequisite for Regional Security: Iranian Commander

Peace in Afghanistan Prerequisite for Regional Security: Iranian Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran's Air Force Commander Brigadier General Hassan Shahsafi said the establishment of peace in war-ravaged Afghanistan could play a key role in enhancing peace and security in the region. “The Islamic Republic of Iran believes that peace in Afghanistan is a precondition for peace and security in the region,” General Shahsafi said on Friday.He made the...

Commander Highlights Iran’s Missile Might

Commander Highlights Iran’s Missile Might

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A senior commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) highlighted Iran’s progress in the defense sector and said the country’s domestically made missiles are prepared to be used to thwart enemies’ threats. “Today, despite being under a scientific and technological siege, we, ourselves, provide all of our needs in all areas and it should be...

Iranian Army Aviation’s Chopper Fleet Strongest in Region: Commander

Iranian Army Aviation’s Chopper Fleet Strongest in Region: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Iranian Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars Heidari hailed the progress of the Army Aviation over the past years, saying it currently has the most powerful fleet of helicopters in the region. “The Army Aviation of the Islamic Republic of Iran has gone through a very good process of progress since the victory of the (1979 Islamic) Revolution...

IRGC Unveils New Anti-Armor Missile, Other Military Gears

IRGC Unveils New Anti-Armor Missile, Other Military Gears

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force unveiled a new domestically-designed and –manufactured anti-armor automatic missile on Wednesday. The new military gear, dubbed “Azarakhsh (lightning)”, was unveiled during a ceremony in Tehran on Wednesday attended by IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari and IRGC Ground Force Brigadier...

Iran’s IRGC Moving toward Using More Drones, Helicopters: Commander

Iran’s IRGC Moving toward Using More Drones, Helicopters: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari announced that the IRGC Ground Force plans to boost use of drones and helicopters in its operations. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a ceremony to unveil IRGC’s new military gears in Tehran on Wednesday, Major General Jafari said, “Less than two years ago, we...