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Iran Never to Negotiate Missile Power: IRGC Commander

Iran Never to Negotiate Missile Power: IRGC Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami reiterated Iran’s policy on its military capabilities, saying the Islamic Republic will never hold talks with foreign countries about its missile power. “Our defense and missile might guarantees our security, independence, and diplomatic power and we would never...

Top Commander Dismisses Reports about Iran’s Assistance to Yemen

Top Commander Dismisses Reports about Iran’s Assistance to Yemen

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri rejected media reports claiming that the Islamic Republic is providing Yemen with military and missile assistance. “Reports about the Islamic Republic of Iran’s military and missile assistance to Yemen are false,” General Jazayeri said on Saturday.He added that...

Iranian Army, IRGC Continue Relief Operations in Quake-Hit Areas

Iranian Army, IRGC Continue Relief Operations in Quake-Hit Areas

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Army and the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) continue providing temporary accommodations for thousands of quake-stricken people in the country’s western province of Kermanshah who became homeless in the quake and have been battling with cold weather in recent days. The Khatam al-Anbia Construction Base, a conglomerate belonging to the IRGC, has...

US Gov’t Should Be Punished as War Criminal: Iranian Commander

US Gov’t Should Be Punished as War Criminal: Iranian Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri blamed Washington for the emergence of Takfiri terrorist groups like Daesh (ISIS or ISIL), saying the US is complicit in the inhumane crimes committed by the groups. In remarks released on Friday, Brigadier General Jazayeri offered his congratulations over recent victories of the...

Commander Highlights Iran’s Role in Regional, Global Equations

Commander Highlights Iran’s Role in Regional, Global Equations

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Hossein Salami underlined the Islamic Republic’s growing might and influence, saying regional and global issues cannot be resolved without Iran’s presence. Speaking at a cultural ceremony in Tehran on Wednesday, General Salami referred to the recent defeat of the Daesh (ISIL or...

Iran to Send Naval Forces to Gulf of Mexico: Commander

Iran to Send Naval Forces to Gulf of Mexico: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – New commander of the Iranian Navy unveiled plans for dispatching military watercraft to Latin America, saying Iranian naval forces will soon sail into the Gulf of Mexico. Speaking in his first press conference after taking the office, Navy Commander Rear Admiral Hossein Khanzadi said Iran’s naval forces will soon go to the Atlantic Ocean, visit some South American...

Iran Top General met with Russian Counterpart in Sochi

Iran Top General met with Russian Counterpart in Sochi

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri met with his Russian counterpart General Valery Gerasimov in the Russian resort of Sochi on Tuesday morning. Baqeri and Gerasimov discussed issues of mutual interest in the meeting which occurred prior to the trilateral summit which is expected to be held Wednesday with presence of...

Iran’s General Soleimani Proclaims Daesh Fall

Iran’s General Soleimani Proclaims Daesh Fall

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) - Senior Iranian commander Major General Qassem Soleimani announced on Tuesday that the self-proclaimed caliphate of Daesh (ISIL) terrorist group has formally collapsed in Islamic territories after recapture of its last stronghold in Syria’s Albu Kamal. In a message to Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei on Tuesday morning, commander of the...

Pakistani Naval Craft Arrive in Iran

Pakistani Naval Craft Arrive in Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Two vessels of the Pakistani Navy berthed at Iran’s southern port city of Bandar Abbas on Monday for a friendly visit that would include a joint military drill. According to Commander of Iran’s First Naval Zone Admiral Hossein Azad, the Pakistani vessels, a frigate and a sail training ship, docked at Bandar Abbas on Monday morning for a five-day visit that...

Top Generals Due in Sochi Summit

Top Generals Due in Sochi Summit

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri is going to join his Russian and Turkish counterparts in an upcoming summit in Russia’s Sochi, which is expected to focus on the settlement of Syria crisis. The Iranian top commander will leave Tehran for Sochi today.The senior Iranian general will reportedly hold a meeting with top...