Archive "Defense"

IRGC Smashes Terrorist Cell in NW Iran, Killing 10 Militants

IRGC Smashes Terrorist Cell in NW Iran, Killing 10 Militants

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force managed to disband a terrorist cell in Oshnavieh in Iran’s northwestern province of West Azarbaijan, killing at least 10 militants. “Last night, a well-equipped terrorist cell affiliated with the global arrogance (the US) and foreign intelligence services that intended to infiltrate into the...

Iran’s Top General Invited to Syria

Iran’s Top General Invited to Syria

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Syria’s Minister of Defense General Ali Abdullah Ayoub invited Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri to pay a visit to the Arab country. In a telephone conversation on Thursday, Baqeri and Ayoub discussed the latest developments in Syria amid terrorist groups’ successive defeats.The Iranian top general congratulated Ayoub...

Iran Defense Minister Reacts to Trump’s Calls for Negotiation

Iran Defense Minister Reacts to Trump’s Calls for Negotiation

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Iran’s Defense Minister Brigadier General Amir Hatami shrugged off US President Donald Trump’s recent calls for direct talks with the Islamic Republic without “preconditions”, reminding that Washington brazenly reneged on the 2016 Iran nuclear deal that was the outcome of 12 years “It is clear that this time, the enemy’s all-out war with the Islamic...

Iranian Tank Crewmen Advance to Semi-Final Round at Army Games

Iranian Tank Crewmen Advance to Semi-Final Round at Army Games

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – An Iranian Army team attending the tank biathlon contest in the International Army Games 2018 advanced to the semi-final round of the games in Russia. After competing in a tight race for nine days, the Iranian servicemen could secure a place in the semi-final round of the individual tank biathlon contest by finishing second in their group. Russia came first in the...

Kazakh Defense Minister Greets Iranian Military Team

Kazakh Defense Minister Greets Iranian Military Team

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Kazakhstan’s Defense Minister Saken Zhasuzakov visited a team from the Iranian Air Force’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Unit which is in the Central Asian country to attend the International Army Games 2018. General Zhasuzakov met with the Iranian airmen in Kazakhstan on Friday.During his visit to the site of the military drone competitions, the Kazakh defense minister...

Army Chief: Iran Standing Firm against Threats

Army Chief: Iran Standing Firm against Threats

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Having gained considerable experience in withstanding an imposed war in the 1980s and fighting proxy wars, the Iranian Armed Forces are prepared to counter any sort of threat, Army Commander Major General Abdolrahim Mousavi said. Addressing a military academic event in Tehran on Tuesday, the Army chief highlighted the Iranian Armed Forces’ preparedness to...

Iran Air Force’s Drone Unit Attends Army Games

Iran Air Force’s Drone Unit Attends Army Games

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A team from the Iranian Air Force’s Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Unit has gone to Kazakhstan to take part in the International Army Games 2018. The Iranian airmen have travelled to Kazakhstan to take part in the International Army Games 2018, hosted jointly by seven countries.The team will compete with servicemen from five other countries, namely Russia, Belarus,...

IRGC Chief Brushes Off Military Threats against Iran

IRGC Chief Brushes Off Military Threats against Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari scorned the enemies’ rhetoric of harsh military action on Iran, saying the foes have found it impossible to carry out their threats against the Islamic Republic. In comments in a gathering of university students on Friday morning, the IRGC commander derided the threat of military...

IRGC to Equip Fighter Jets with Long-Range Cruise Missiles: Commander

IRGC to Equip Fighter Jets with Long-Range Cruise Missiles: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh announced that the IRGC’s fighter jets will be equipped with cruise missiles with a range of 1500 kilometers. Brigadier General Hajizadeh made the announcement on the sidelines of a ceremony attended by IRGC Commander Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari,...

Commander Highlights IRGC Intelligence Role in Fight against Corruption

Commander Highlights IRGC Intelligence Role in Fight against Corruption

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Deputy chief of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) intelligence department said the department is involved in the fight against economic corruption in Iran in coordination with the Intelligence Ministry. In an interview with Press Shia, Brigadier General Hossein Nejat said the IRGC intelligence department has been actively engaged in tackling corruption and has...