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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...

Iran, Iraq to Stage Joint Military Drills in Coming Days: Commander

Iran, Iraq to Stage Joint Military Drills in Coming Days: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – The armed forces of Iran and neighboring Iraq plan to hold joint military exercises in coming days, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud Jazayeri announced. Speaking to the Press Shia News Agency, Brigadier General Jazayeri said the commanders of Iran’s Armed Forces held a meeting on Saturday chaired by Chief of Staff of the...

Chopper Crash Kills Army Serviceman Northwest of Iran

Chopper Crash Kills Army Serviceman Northwest of Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An Iranian Army’s helicopter went down during a test flight near the northwestern city of Oroumiyeh on Thursday, killing one and injuring two others, officials said. Speaking to the Press Shia Agency News Agency, local military commander General Habib Shahsavari said the Army’s Bell-214 helicopter crashed on Thursday due to technical failure.One person has...

IRGC Missiles Have Pinpoint Accuracy: Top Commander

IRGC Missiles Have Pinpoint Accuracy: Top Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Nearly all of the missiles in the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ possession can hit the targets with pinpoint accuracy, IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari said. Speaking at a televised talk show on Wednesday night, Major General Jafari said the Iranian nation can feel assured that nearly all of the IRGC’s missiles have been manufactured with...

Bright Light in Sky Seen in Iran Was Russian Missile: Commander

Bright Light in Sky Seen in Iran Was Russian Missile: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A bright light that streaked across the sky on Tuesday evening and was seen in many Iranian cities was a Russian ballistic missile, a top Iranian Air Defense commander said. The bright light that captured the attention of residents in a number of Iranian cities on Tuesday evening was a Russian RS-12M ballistic missile launched from an area north of the Caspian Sea,...

Iran’s Air Defense Sends More Missile Gear to Western Areas

Iran’s Air Defense Sends More Missile Gear to Western Areas

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iran’s Air Defense has intensified activities along the country’s western borders, deploying new missile equipment there, a ranking commander said. Lieutenant Commander of Khatam al-Anbia Air Defense Base General Alireza Elhami announced on Tuesday that additional missile equipment has been deployed to the Western areas to strengthen the air defense coverage of...

Iran’s New Ballistic Missile Can Hit Multiple Targets: Commander

Iran’s New Ballistic Missile Can Hit Multiple Targets: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) - A new long-range ballistic missile at the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps’ disposal can be used for hitting multiple targets, a top commander said. In comments on Monday, Commander of the IRGC Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said the large ballistic missile, Khorramshahr, can carry a warhead weighing 1,800 kilograms.The 13-meter-long missile is...

Iran Holds Aerial Maneuvers along Western Borders

Iran Holds Aerial Maneuvers along Western Borders

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian fighter jets flew across the country’s western airspace on Sunday evening as part of a military exercise launched by the Army. The Air Force’s warplanes took part in a large-scale military drill along the country’s western frontiers on Sunday evening.During the war game, codenamed Heidar-e-Karrar, the Air Force’s jets flew over vast...

Border Security Indispensable Part of Iran’s Defense Strategy: IRGC General

Border Security Indispensable Part of Iran’s Defense Strategy: IRGC General

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Lieutenant Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) highlighted the significance that Iran attaches to the security of its borders. Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of an ongoing military exercise in Iran’s northwestern border regions on Sunday, Brigadier General Hossein Salami said ensuring border security and protection of the border...

IRGC Commandos Exercise Offensive Operation Northwest of Iran

IRGC Commandos Exercise Offensive Operation Northwest of Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commandos partaking in a military drill that the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) has staged in Iran’s northwestern regions have exercised a heavy offensive operation in an area bordering Iraq, officials said Sunday. General Habib Shahsavari, spokesperson for the ongoing Muharram war game, said the main stage of the drill began with an operation by commandos in...