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Regional Countries Capable of Ensuring Security in Region: Iranian Commander

Regional Countries Capable of Ensuring Security in Region: Iranian Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan dismissed any need for presence of foreign powers in the Middle East, saying regional countries can ensure the security of the region “The countries of the region can resolve issues and problems through dialogue and interaction,” Brigadier General Pourdastan said Wednesday in a...

Azeri Naval Fleet Leaves Iran after Friendly Visit

Azeri Naval Fleet Leaves Iran after Friendly Visit

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A naval flotilla from the Republic of Azerbaijan left Iran’s northern port city of Bandar Anzali on Monday after a landmark visit that included meetings between naval commanders of the two neighbors. Azerbaijan’s peace and friendship naval fleet, consisting of a Stenka-class G124 patrol boat under the command of Subhan Bakirov, the lieutenant commander of the...

Oman’s Air Force Chief Visits Iran

Oman’s Air Force Chief Visits Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Commander of the Royal Air Force of Oman (RAFO) Air Vice Marshal Matar bin Ali al-Obaidani paid a visit to Tehran and had a meeting with his Iranian counterpart. In a bilateral meeting in Tehran on Monday morning, the visiting Omani marshal and Iran's Air Force Commander Brigadier General Hassan Shahsafi discussed closer military interaction between the two...

Navy Foils Pirate Attack on Iranian Cargo Ship

Navy Foils Pirate Attack on Iranian Cargo Ship

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Military forces on board the Iranian Navy’s 48th flotilla rescued one of the country’s merchant vessels from a pirate attack near the Bab el-Mandeb Strait on Monday. The pirates, sailing seven boats equipped with light and semi-heavy assault weapons, launched an attack on the Iranian trade vessel near the Bab el-Mandeb Strait on Monday morning.The Iranian...

Iranian Army Commander: Hegemonic Powers’ Empty Threats Worth Nothing

Iranian Army Commander: Hegemonic Powers’ Empty Threats Worth Nothing

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi shrugged off recent comments made by some US officials against the country, saying the empty threats “are not even worth responding”. Speaking during a visit to the southeastern city of Zahedan on Saturday, the commander denounced bullying against Iran by some hegemonic and trans-regional powers.The arrogant...

Azerbaijan’s Naval Fleet Berths at Iran’s Northern Port

Azerbaijan’s Naval Fleet Berths at Iran’s Northern Port

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A naval flotilla from the Azerbaijan Republic docked at Iran’s northern port city of Bandar Anzali to make a friendly visit for the first time in the history of bilateral relations between the two neighboring countries. Azerbaijan’s peace and friendship naval fleet, which consists a Stenka-class G124 patrol boat under the command of Subhan Bakirov, the...

Agility of Military Units Put to Test in Iranian Army’s Drill: Commander

Agility of Military Units Put to Test in Iranian Army’s Drill: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – An ongoing war game staged by the Army Ground Force in west and northwest of Iran demonstrated that the military units have reached an ideal level of agility and mobility, a top commander said. The Eqtedar (power) war game indicated that the Army Ground Force divisions have acquired such a high level of mobility that they could reach the operational zone from the...

Iran, Iraq Hold Joint War Game

Iran, Iraq Hold Joint War Game

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian and Iraqi forces staged a joint military drill at the common border on Monday. The war game, codenamed Eqtedar (power), involves Iranian and Iraqi troops.Armored units, the artillery, drone squad, and airborne division from the Iranian Army Ground Force have taken part in the exercise.According to Commander of the Army Ground Force Brigadier General Kiomars...

Third Stage of Iranian Army’s War Game Kicks Off near Western Borders

Third Stage of Iranian Army’s War Game Kicks Off near Western Borders

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The third stage of military exercises of the Iranian Army started on Monday near the western common borders between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Iraq. The war game code-named “Heidar-e-Karrar” involves various units of the Iranian Army, including the Rapid Reaction Unit, the Artillery Unit, and the Drone Unit.The third stage of the military drills,...

Turkey’s Top General in Iran for Talks

Turkey’s Top General in Iran for Talks

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of the General Staff of Turkey Hulusi Akar arrived in Tehran on Monday morning for talks with top Iranian military and political officials. Heading a military delegation, the top Turkish general is going to hold talks with Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri.He was officially received by the top Iranian general...