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US Claims Iranian Boat Pointed Weapon at Its Navy Chopper in Hormuz Strait

US Claims Iranian Boat Pointed Weapon at Its Navy Chopper in Hormuz Strait

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The US military has claimed that an IRGC patrol vessel on Saturday pointed its weapon at its helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz in an “unsafe and unprofessional” encounter. Two US defense officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, claimed the incident took place when a US Navy MH-60 helicopter flew within half a mile (0.8 km) of two Iranian vessels in...

Iran’s Navy Unveils New Achievements

Iran’s Navy Unveils New Achievements

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Iranian Navy on Tuesday unveiled a number of new systems and projects for manufacturing military equipment including naval radars, simulators, and torpedoes. The new achievements went on display at a ceremony in the Navy’s headquarters in Tehran, attended by Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces...

President Lauds Iranian Navy for Mighty Presence in Int’l Waters

President Lauds Iranian Navy for Mighty Presence in Int’l Waters

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani heaped praise on the Navy for its outstanding role in protecting the country and contributing to its might in international waters. Addressing a cabinet session on Sunday evening, President Rouhani highlighted the Navy’s great role in defending the country in the early days of an Iraqi imposed war in the 1980s and throughout eight...

Doomed Chopper Belonged to IRGC, Spokesman Says

Doomed Chopper Belonged to IRGC, Spokesman Says

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – A helicopter that crashed in the Caspian Sea early Sunday was a Mil Mi-17 chopper in possession of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force, and four of the five victims were servicemen, IRGC spokesman announced. According to Head of the IRGC Public Relations Department General Ramezan Sharif, the IRGC helicopter was at disposal of Khazar Exploration...

IRGC Commander Warns of Soft Threats

IRGC Commander Warns of Soft Threats

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari referred to soft threats as the most dangerous type of perils Iran is facing, saying that military threats have turned into opportunities for the country. The soft cultural, political, economic and social threats are the most dangerous threats to the Islamic Revolution, the IRGC...

Iran’s Top General Stresses Deterrent Effects of Overseas Naval Bases

Iran’s Top General Stresses Deterrent Effects of Overseas Naval Bases

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri underlined the need for boosting the country’s deterrent power by setting up overseas naval bases, saying Iran might need naval bases in Syria and Yemen in future. In an address to a gathering of senior Navy commanders in Tehran on Saturday, Major General Baqeri said one of the...

Commander Highlights Iranian Navy’s Role in Security of Northern Indian Ocean

Commander Highlights Iranian Navy’s Role in Security of Northern Indian Ocean

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Navy Commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari highlighted his forces’ powerful presence in international waters and said the Navy’s fleets have provided security for vessels sailing through the northern Indian ocean. Up to now, the Navy has dispatched 49 flotillas of warships to various maritime zones, Rear Admiral Sayyari said in a gathering of the...

Army Commander: Iran’s Indigenous Vessels Ready for Naval Voyages

Army Commander: Iran’s Indigenous Vessels Ready for Naval Voyages

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Army Commander Major General Ataollah Salehi praised the Navy’s capabilities, saying two homegrown watercraft are ready for naval missions in places as far as the Atlantic Ocean. Addressing high-ranking Navy commanders in Tehran on Saturday, Major General Salehi hailed the Navy as a strategic force with great capabilities, calling on the forces to work on long...

Russia Agrees to Iran’s Condition for Purchase of Su-30 Jets: DM

Russia Agrees to Iran’s Condition for Purchase of Su-30 Jets: DM

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan said on Saturday that Moscow has accepted Tehran’s terms on “joint investment and supplying technology” for the purchase of Russian-made Sukhoi Su-30 fighter jets. Speaking to reporters in Tehran, Dehqan said the Defense Ministry has put the purchase of Su-30 fighter aircraft from Russia on the...

Enemy Not to Dare Act against Iran If Armed Forces Prepared: Commander

Enemy Not to Dare Act against Iran If Armed Forces Prepared: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The newly-appointed lieutenant commander of the Iranian Army warned against plots hatched by adversaries but said if the country’s forces are fully prepared, the enemy will not dare to take any action against the Islamic Republic. “If the (Iranian) forces are prepared, the enemy will not dare to make any bold move against the country,” Brigadier...