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Targeting Terrorists outside Borders among IRGC Strategies: Commander

Targeting Terrorists outside Borders among IRGC Strategies: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Ground Force Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour praised his forces’ preparedness to counter foreign threats, saying the Islamic Republic’s strategy is to chase and target terrorists even outside the borders. Addressing a conference in the northeastern city of Mashhad on Thursday, Brigadier General Pakpour said...

72 Illegal Border Crossers Arrested in Northeastern Iran in A Week: Commander

72 Illegal Border Crossers Arrested in Northeastern Iran in A Week: Commander

TAYBAD (Press Shia Agency) – The commander of Taybad border regiment forces in Iran’s northeastern province of Khorasan Razavi announced that his forces have managed to arrest 72 illegal border crossers over the past week. Speaking to the Press Shia Agency News Agency, Brigadier General Mashallah Jan Nesar hailed the vigilance of border guards in Taybad and said their precise monitoring and...

US Warned to Dismantle Bases in Region before Insisting on Sanctions against IRGC

US Warned to Dismantle Bases in Region before Insisting on Sanctions against IRGC

TEHRAN (Press Shia) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari warned the US against insistence on imposing sanctions on the IRGC, saying that, otherwise, Washington would be advised to dismantle its bases in the region. Speaking at a gathering of IRGC Ground Force commanders in Mashhad, northeast of Iran, on Wednesday, Major General Jafari said...

IRGC Ready to Assist Administration in Non-Military Technologies: Commander

IRGC Ready to Assist Administration in Non-Military Technologies: Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force voiced the IRGC’s readiness to help the Iranian administration make progress in non-military technologies in order to cut dependence on the foreign countries. Addressing a cultural ceremony in Tehran on Tuesday, Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh said the IRGC’s research centers and the...

Iran’s Missile Program Serves Self-Defense Purposes: Zarif

Iran’s Missile Program Serves Self-Defense Purposes: Zarif

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said Tehran’s missile program is merely defensive in nature, stressing that the Islamic Republic will never use its ballistic missiles except for “self-defense”. “We need our missiles to make sure that another Saddam Hussein won't hit us again…we don't have nuclear warheads. Missiles are the...

US, Britain Back Terrorist Groups in Region: Iranian Commander

US, Britain Back Terrorist Groups in Region: Iranian Commander

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A ranking Iranian commander underlined that there is evidence the US and Britain back terror groups in the Middle East. The US is trying to increase its popularity in the West Asian region through reversing the concept of terrorism and attributing it to anti-Israeli Resistance Front groups, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier General Massoud...

Iran Facing New Form of Threats, Army Commander Says

Iran Facing New Form of Threats, Army Commander Says

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Lieutenant Commander of the Iranian Army Brigadier General Ahmad Reza Pourdastan said the country is confronting new types of threats and needs to develop defense capacities accordingly. “Today, we are facing a new form of threats that are different to those in the past in terms of their type, form, and size,” Brigadier General Pourdastan said in a...

Iranian Top General Warns US against Sanctions on IRGC

Iranian Top General Warns US against Sanctions on IRGC

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Hossein Baqeri cautioned the US against the “big risk” of imposing terrorism-related sanctions on the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC). “Drawing an analogy between the IRGC and terrorist groups and imposing the same sanctions (used against terrorists) on the IRGC would be a big risk...

Iran’s Navy Denies Report of Laser Training at US Copter

Iran’s Navy Denies Report of Laser Training at US Copter

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A top commander of Iran’s Navy denied reports that the country’s naval forces had pointed a laser at an airborne US Marine Corps helicopter in the Strait of Hormuz back in June. Commander of Iran's First Naval Zone Admiral Hossein Azad categorically denied reports of such incident.Last month, media outlets quoted US military officials as saying that Iranian...

Cross-Border Attack Kills 2 in Southeast Iran

Cross-Border Attack Kills 2 in Southeast Iran

TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – A terrorist team fired projectiles from inside Pakistan at a border area southeast of Iran on Saturday, killing two local workers in Saravan in the province of Sistan and Balouchestan, the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) announced. In a statement on Saturday night, the IRGC Ground Force Quds Base said a “terrorist team affiliated with the global...